'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.

Pokémon Go (or No-Go) at Meetings

Pokémon Go (or No-Go) at Meetings
Joan Eisenstodt
July 13, 2016
If you have upcoming meetings and conferences, will you have a stated policy about the use of this popular app?

When Laws and Meetings Collide: Go, Stay or Boycott?

When Laws and Meetings Collide: Go, Stay or Boycott?
Joan Eisenstodt
June 30, 2016
We have many legal and social issues with which we must deal in order to select destinations, sites and contract terms.

Safety Is Not a Meetings Industry Priority

Safety Is Not a Meetings Industry Priority
Joan Eisenstodt
September 25, 2015
Very recently, I learned that one of the major hotel company’s Loss Prevention Department does not allow AEDs to be purchased for their hotels because, they say, it exposes them to more liability.

If Your Event's Drone Takes Down My Plane...

Joan Eisenstodt
August 28, 2015
Our industry is hyping the use of drones for special events and in general, as the latest, coolest toy. Do we really need, given the potential risk to airplanes and human beings, this toy for our events?

Home Stay Accommodations & Meetings Impact

Joshua Grimes
December 8, 2014
Home stays such as Airbnb and Couchsurfing are attracting meeting attendees. Planners should consider issues affecting these accommodations before endorsing them for guests.

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