The Perils of Local Laws & International Meetings

Joshua Grimes
July 22, 2013
Legal problems for international meeting attendees can lead to arrest and jail. Meeting planners need to take special precautions.

No Women Allowed

Joan Eisenstodt
July 18, 2013
When signs at a venue indicate some are excluded, or meetings are held over holidays of others, are you disregarding best meeting practices?

The Grass is Greener on top of the Cleveland Convention Center

July 16, 2013
The grand opening of the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation in June 2013.

Tips for Sourcing a Meeting

Molly Blaisdell
July 12, 2013
Veteran hotelier shares tips for sourcing your next hotel meeting

Who speaks for our industry?

Joan Eisenstodt
July 10, 2013
Meetings and attendance at what are perceived to be boondoggles are under continuous attack by the US Congress, by state and provincial governments, and by co-workers who think traveling is glamorous and staying at a hotel is a perk. "The media" take up the cry especially when it come to "taxpayer dollars" funding a bit of fun at meetings. This while others write about how boring meetings are and how they "dread" attending. It seems we can't win. How do we convey the value of meetings to critics? Who speaks for meetings and their value? Who speaks for our industry?

Attrition Damages – What is the Right Calculation?

Joshua Grimes
July 8, 2013
Attrition damages can be calculated differently. The key is developing a fair formula that will adequately make up for a hotel's lost revenue. But excessive damages will not hold up in court.

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