A Legal Perspective on Planning Meetings in a Changing World

Planners must be diligent in understanding their role as risk managers in adding wording to facility and other vendor contracts that protects the event sponsor legally and financially.

This presentation will discuss:

  • how event sponsors can manage risk and liability by ensuring that facilities comply with proper health and safety guidelines and practices
  • hold harmless, indemnification and insurance requirements
  • well-written force majeure clauses
  • the use of waivers of liability and what they should say
  • how to handle deposits

Featured Speaker:

John Foster, Esq., CHME, Attorney at FOSTER, JENSEN & GULLEY

John Foster, Esq., CHME

John S. Foster, Esq. CHME is an attorney, speaker, author and legal counsel whose firm Foster, Jensen & Gulley specializes in the legal aspects of meetings & conventions, trade shows & events, and association management. He has been an associate or general counsel for over four hundred (400) national and regional associations and companies since 1986 and has been named nine (9) times as one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry by Meeting News.

John’s professional experience includes twelve (12) years as a director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and Marriott Hotels and Resorts. He holds the Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive (CHME) designation from HSMAI. John is also a volunteer with the Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and a member of the Christian Legal Society.

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