For over twenty-five years, Brian has been working in the events, tourism and attractions industry. His background is comprised of three areas of expertise: risk and safety management, event design and execution, and education.
Brian specializes in communicating the importance of life safety and corporate responsibility. He has provided valuable insight to 1000’s attending association and corporate functions. Brian is a firm believer that risk management and safety does not have to be boring. His passionate and sometimes flamboyant style provides a fact based yet entertaining solutions orientated perspective to improve personal safety and organizational awareness.
25+ Years of experience
Coursework for Ph.D. in Hospitality Ed.
M.S. Hospitality Mgmt.
Post-bac. Grad. Cert. IE
B.S. Leisure (Recreation) Programming
Professor (Hosp. & Event Mgmt.)
Instructional Hours Taught
Legal Cases Involved in
Authored Industry Pieces
Years of Industry Experience
Involved in over 100 legal matters
Put Brian’s knowledge and experience to work for you… As an expert witness (both plaintiff and defense), Brian has been involved in over 100 legal matters concerning events, tourism and attractions operational/safety and risk management practices.
From case studies to general discussions involving operational responsibilities, Brian can help you understand and mitigate the most pressing issues facing the events, tourism and attractions industries.
Brian is available for:
Workshops and Training Sessions
Tabletop and Role-Playing Exercises
Meeting, event planners and suppliers
Venue operators and municipalities hosting events
Attraction operators, manufacturers and suppliers
Sororities and fraternities (Alcohol service and use)
“ONE CANNOT ENVISION WHAT ONE HAS NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO.”
Luck is not a Strategy: A 5-step Roadmap to SAFER Meetings and Events
An exploration of major incidents that have negatively impacted large- and small-scale events and venues and 5 steps you should immediately take to reduce your liability and avoid costly missteps before you and your organization experience a catastrophic loss.
August 25, 2018 – Connect Expo, Salt Lake City, UT
Topics can be customized to address your organization's needs...
Emergency and Disaster Planning—Tabletop Exercise.
Patron Safety at Amusement Parks, Fairs and Festivals.
Limiting your Liabilities and Exposures to Known Risks.
Attractions Risk Management Planning.
Meeting and Event Risk Mgmt.: The Best Offense is a Good Defense.
Alcohol Awareness: Let’s Be Real… Proper Service and Consumption.
Previous Engagements and Presentations (Over 50 to date...)
M. Palmentieri (FFEA Member)
“I wish you were scheduled to speak all day, there is so much more that we can learn from you as we continue to try to reduce our “risk exposure” at our events and facilities.”
Rod Gutierrez, Darden/BCD Travel
“On behalf of the Greater Orlando Area Meeting Professionals International (GOAMPI) Board of Directors and the Education Committee, I want to personally thank you for all your hard work and dedication towards making our risk management program a success.”
4910 NW 10th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605
Managing Member: Brian Avery
We are event, tourism, and attraction operational safety professionals.