As the Covid-19 Delta variant has shaken up plans for many upcoming in-person events, meeting planners are increasingly finding themselves forced to make decisions with only the slightest idea of what the future might hold. It’s more important than ever to ensure legal protections are in place. To discuss what options are available to event planners, industry attorney Jonathan T. Howe, Esq., president and founding partner of Howe & Hutton Ltd., took questions during a Q&A session led by Northstar Meetings Group’s managing editor, Sarah J.F. Braley.
For this episode of Eventful, we include highlights from that conversation, including:
Whether a “pandemic clause” exists, and where such concerns should be addressed in a contract (2:05)
How to add flexibility into your hotel agreements (6:20)
How contracts are being adjusted to take hybrid events into account (11:45)
How corporate travel restrictions will impact attrition (12:10)
What challenges are presented by having to rebook an event that was already rebooked (16:30)
Listen to the in-depth conversation in our latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, and remember to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.
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