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February 2019

Contracts are important to meetings and events in that they ensure both parties understand the terms of an agreement and have apportioned risk in an acceptable way between them. Following are my “top 10” essential contract tips that you can implement into contract negotiations and execution.

January 2019

Caesars Entertainment is betting big on its first non-gaming hotel in the U.S., Caesars Republic Scottsdale. The hotel, slated to open in 2021, will be the first installment of a new lifestyle hotel brand designed to push creative boundaries and encourage collaboration with industry trendsetters.

January 2019

Benchmark released its "Top 10 Meeting Trends for 2019.” The annual list is compiled from guest observation and feedback from the company’s portfolio of 80 hotels, resorts and conference centers.

January 2019

The coldest weather in years will sweep the Midwest and Northeast United States in 2019 due to the impending polar vortex, resulting in windchills as cold as -50 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are five suggestions to help meeting planners and participants better handle the extreme cold and help ensure that big annual meeting can still go off without a hitch, even in subzero temperatures.

January 2019

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Mark Vaughan, executive vice president and chief sales officer for the Atlanta CVB, about how the destination is gearing up for the big game, and what it means for meetings and conventions groups in the future.

January 2019

The Washington Hospitality Association (WHA) voiced its approval for Senate Bill 5258. According to the Washington State Legislature, this bill will help prevent “the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers.” Senate Bill 5258 was introduced following the Washington State Court of Appeals’ blocking of Seattle Initiative Measure 124, which included broader protections.

January 2019

Risk management should be at the top of every planning list for meetings. Potential hazards include manmade threats such as terrorism, shootings, protests and cybercrime. “Natural” occurrences like earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires are also included. The following are my top 10 tips to help with risk management preparations.

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