RSA conference bans booth babes

Theatre_Cinderella_RAF60F5The RSA Conference next month will be missing “booth babes”.

According to a post by security expert Bill Brenner on the LiquidMatrix blog:

“All Expo staff are expected to dress in business and/or business casual attire. Exhibitors should ensure that the attire of all staff they use at their booth (whether the exhibitor’s direct employees or their contractors) be considered appropriate in a professional environment. Attire of an overly revealing or suggestive nature is not permitted.

Examples of such attire may include but are not restricted to:

  • Tops displaying excessive cleavage;
  • Tank tops, halter tops, camisole tops or tube tops;
  • Miniskirts or minidresses;
  • Shorts;
  • Lycra (or other Second-Skin) bodysuits;
  • Objectionable or offensive costumes.

The rules apply to all booth staff, regardless of gender, and will be strictly enforced. If someone attractive shows up in anything remotely skimpy they will be asked to change their attire or leave the premises immediately if organisers feel their appearance might be offensive to other exhibitors or attendees.”

Linda Gray, event manager, RSA Conferences said that the change in the language in the exhibitor contracts was the best way to ensure all exhibitors were made aware of these new guidelines.

“We thought this was an important step towards making all security professionals feel comfortable and equally respected during the show.” They have yet to receive any complaints, Gray said.