Examination of the local political and security situation (risk of riots, strikes, ethnic problems, etc.).
Dedicated VIP phone lines for the event, two local and one outside the country.
Contact with political, police and possibly military authorities.
Hiring of security specialists and bodyguards who speak the local language and English, as a minimum.
Preparation of a rapid evacuation structure by road and air.
Organisation of a security crisis cell, with a team of specialists available 24/7.