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Integrated Risk Management for Mega Events


  • Benoit A. Aubert
  • Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin
  • Dan Lupan
  • Ingrid Peignier
  • Nicolas Perreault
  • Serban Teodoresco


The largest special events (mega events) such as World's Fairs and Expositions, the FIFA World Cup Final, or the Olympic Games put a tremendous amount of pressure on the food production chain associated with these events, increasing the potential for food safety and security breaches. Any breach could have harmful consequences for both the people attending the event and the companies supplying the event. Evolving in such a context where normal operations take place on a much larger scale, both in terms of volume and visibility, requires a re-evaluation of standard risk management procedures. This report provides managers with an invaluable risk-analysis grid specific to the food industry, which identifies the main risk factors and undesirable outcomes associated with mega events. Once this is done, appropriate risk management strategies can be implemented. No date is fixed to share the complete version of the document. Les événements spéciaux de grande envergure (les méga-événements), tels que les expositions universelles, la finale de la Coupe du monde de la FIFA ou les Jeux Olympiques, exercent des pressions énormes sur la chaîne de production et de distribution alimentaire associée à ces événements. Les caractéristiques propres à ces méga-événements augmentent, par le fait même, les risques d'atteinte à la sûreté et à la sécurité des aliments. Toute défaillance dans la chaîne alimentaire pourrait entraîner des conséquences néfastes à la fois sur les participants et sur les entreprises reliées à l'événement. Le fait d'évoluer dans un tel contexte, où les activités normales se déroulent sur une échelle beaucoup plus grande, en termes de volume et de visibilité, nécessite une réévaluation des procédures normales de gestion des risques. Le présent rapport offre aux gestionnaires une grille indispensable d'analyse de risques. Celle-ci est spécifique à l'industrie alimentaire et définit les principaux facteurs de risque et les effets indésirables liés aux méga-événements. Une fois cette étape franchie, des stratégies adéquates de gestion des risques peuvent être adoptées. Aucune date n'a encore été fixée pour rendre disponible la version complète du document.

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  • Benoit A. Aubert & Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin & Dan Lupan & Ingrid Peignier & Nicolas Perreault & Serban Teodoresco, 2007. "Integrated Risk Management for Mega Events," CIRANO Project Reports 2007rp-03, CIRANO.
  • Handle: RePEc:cir:cirpro:2007rp-03

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