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It used to be much easier to select destinations and sites/venues for meetings and events: rates, dates and space were the common denominators.

 

Today, regardless of which side of the political or cultural divide you sit (or stand or march) on, you are, I hope, aware of the many issues and laws just in the United States that impact booking and holding meetings.


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Golf in Los Cabos, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2017.

Originally, I asked two industry attorneys and one director of sales and marketing for a convention hotel to respond to questions about acceptance or rejection of what we refer to as the “ASAE Clause”—the first clause of its kind that I'd seen since the ones I developed years ago with...



Tourism to U.S. Rises Despite Trump Travel Ban @meetingsmeanbiz @hsmai #eventprofs http://bit.ly/2sS5jnE

Training for Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest! (WSJ video) @NACENational @joesentme #eventprofs http://on.wsj.com/2suXll9


For Planners: Has your company or organization adopted an “ASAE-like” clause for contracts, in order to account for losses due to discriminatory legislation?

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Five Questions Hanging Over Trump’s Travel Ban (via The Hill)

Roundtable Discussion: Sanctuary Cities Law in Texas (via News4SA)

Maintaining LGBT Rights Will Take Vigilance (via Dallas Voice)

How to Succeed in Business While Really Trying (via Bloomberg)

9 Ideas to Innovate Meeting Design and Delivery
Surprise and joy. These are the emotions I have felt when an educational experience, in particular one in a school or meeting setting, was creative and transitioned from the...

9 Universal Truths About Our Industry
This Yiddish saying is widely translated as “Man plans and God laughs,” or further considered to mean, “Humans plan and the universe laughs.” Sounds like a universal truth about what we do for a living as meeting and event planners, doesn’t it?!
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