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Profile: World Research Group (WRG)

World Research Group (WRG) was a participant or observer in the following events:

The Hyatt Regency hotel in San Francisco.The Hyatt Regency hotel in San Francisco. [Source: Hyatt Hotels Corporation]A conference is held in San Francisco, California, to examine airport security, during which terrorism and hijackings are two of the main topics of discussion. The Airport Security Summit is held at the Hyatt Regency hotel, near San Francisco International Airport. (Security 6/2001; Bernard 10/2001) It is produced by World Research Group, a New York-based conference and training development company. (Bernard 10/2001; World Research Group 2011) Numerous top aviation and airport executives attend the three-day event, at which they discuss their security problems and successes. Participants include representatives from San Francisco International Airport, JFK International Airport in New York, Logan International Airport in Boston, United Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the US Department of Transportation, among others. (World Research Group 6/19/2001; World Research Group 6/19/2001; Hitch 9/2001) Aircraft hijackings and terrorism are two of the key agenda topics. (Bernard 10/2001) The conference includes presentations with titles such as “It Can’t Happen Here: Anatomy of an Attempted Hijacking,” “Airport Safety and Security: Logan International Airport’s Approach,” and “Working Towards Better Partnerships to Combat Security Threats.” (World Research Group 6/19/2001) The event is held “[i]n response to growing awareness that aviation security needed strengthening,” according to Security Technology and Design magazine. (Bernard 10/2001)

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