2017 Meetings Industry Hopes & Predictions

2017 Meetings Industry Hopes & Predictions
Joan Eisenstodt
January 6, 2017
At the end of 2015, I wrote a predictions blog that I never posted. I reviewed it at the end of 2016 and found, much to my dismay, too much was still true.

Is Alcohol Needed at Meetings & Events?

Is Alcohol Needed at Meetings & Events?
Joan Eisenstodt
December 28, 2016
Our industry does a fine job of making alcoholic drinks—including those on tradeshow floors from vendors—part of the culture. Must they be?

Airbnb & Homestays: The Legal Challenges

Airbnb & Homestays: The Legal Challenges
Joshua Grimes
December 16, 2016
Legal issues for meetings and conventions abound when using AirBnb and other homestay accommodations. Here are some steps to prevent liability.

Insurance: How Covered Are You and Your Meetings?

Insurance: How Covered Are You and Your Meetings?
Joan Eisenstodt
December 1, 2016
One of the best lessons I ever learned was from Jeff King, Esq., who, for years was the attorney for the Convention Liaison (now Industry) Council.

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
Joan Eisenstodt
November 23, 2016
Funny, a blog of thanks should have been easy to write. As I drafted it, I realized how much more complicated it was.

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?
Joan Eisenstodt
November 4, 2016
Everyone says it: there must be "hidden charges" that involve a financial risk to meetings that hotels never disclose. If they were really our partners, wouldn’t all the information be disclosed at the start of the relationship? I really do believe that ethical negotiation is not an oxymoron.