Reed Exhibitions and The Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo (NDEM) strive to create and maintain an environment where all people are treated with dignity, decency and respect. As such, we expect ALL parties participating in any NDEM Expo event, including but not limited to, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees, to behave appropriately at all times throughout the year.
NDEM has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind including, but not limited to:
- offensive verbal comments
- physical assault and/or battery
- harassing or non-consensual photography or recording
- sustained disruption of presentations and other events
- bathroom policing
- inappropriate physical contact
- unwelcome physical attention
- sexually explicit, suggestive and/or provocative behavior
- hate symbols
in relation to, but not limited to:
- national origin
- gender identity
- gender presentation
- sexual orientation
- marital status
- body size
If a person engages in harassing behavior at any time, NDEM staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from NDEM with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE participating in a NDEM event. Exhibitors, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, volunteers, and security are ALL subject to our Anti-Harassment Policy.
Anyone can report harassment to NDEM staff at any time. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact security or NDEM staff. If necessary, NDEM staff will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of NDEM.