, 2022-11-17 09:49:50,
At Art Basel Miami 2021, Daniel Manning, the CEO of USPA Nationwide Security, got a crash course in the kinds of specialized requests that can send even the most experienced team scrambling.
“We had a client that mentioned wanting to rollerblade down Ocean Drive and requested that a guard be able to run next to her while doing so,” Manning told The Daily Beast. “Although all our guards need to pass vigorous physical standards, this did limit our guard pool as we needed to put our fittest guards on that assignment.”
USPA also “got a request for something like 30 high-end luxury SUVs to do transport servicing” for a high-profile client’s security convoy, he said.
In anticipation of Basel Miami 2022 and with some experience now under his belt, earlier this month, Manning launched a version of the company’s VIP Titanium protection service tailored to the unique challenges posed by the fair.
There are luxurious, chaotic events, and then there is Art Basel Miami, the annual neon orgy of high-octane contemporary art, endless wealth, and celebrity bacchanalia where the art world’s most prominent high rollers are as carefully guarded as the astronomically priced artwork on display at Miami Beach Convention Center.
After the absence of a fair in coronavirus-riddled 2020 and the crypto-centric Basel spectacle of 2021 (at which many people caught COVID), the 2022 edition of the fair is set to be Art Basel Miami’s largest ever—with 283 participating galleries—to…
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