Major hotel chains and meetings industry associations are releasing comprehensive policy and protocol statements in preparation for when face-to-face meetings resume.
They are covering everything from sanitary procedures to social distancing measures; even thermal readings of attendees/guests and denial of entry guidelines.
Is this the “new normal”—especially in the short term—meeting and event planners and the organizations they work for will have to adapt to? How will any regulations be applied in different locations?
Join Meetings Today and facilities, meetings and hospitality industry thought leaders in a video panel discussion to explore the post-shutdown possibilities and how you should prepare for them.
Tyler Davidson checks in with meetings risk management expert Brenda Rivers to talk about the free on-demand Risk Management Primer: How to Protect Your Attendees and Organization From Disaster webinar she presented for Meetings Today. Brenda talks about the current state of coronavirus meetings and events readiness as well as lessons to apply for future events.
Many of us active in the meetings industry have faced the decision about whether to move forward with a meeting, proceed at a reduce size or cancel it altogether. Here are some essential legal, and practical, tips and strategies to better inform your decision. Read more.
If you are starting from meetings and events risk management program from scratch, need to revamp an outdated crisis management plan or to develop an enterprise-wide meeting and event risk management strategy, take a page from travel risk management. Read more.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Sunday, Oct. 27, as multiple wildfires spread across the state. What does this mean for planners and attendees in these fire zones? Read more.
The legal settlement from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas resulting from the October 2017 mass shooting offers a number of lessons for the meetings and events industry regarding crisis management and risk mitigation. Learn more.
A massive planned power outage by Pacific Gas & Electric that affected nearly 750,000 Californians starting October 9 didn’t dampen the can-do spirit of the staff and groups at Napa, California’s Carneros Resort and Spa, who banded together to make “light” of a bad situation under the mantra “the show must go on.” Learn more.
Meetings industry veterans Tyra Hilliard and Joan Eisenstodt share advice for meeting planners impacted by hurricanes, including legal advice and contract and safety concerns.
The addition of “destination boycott” contract clauses to limit liability for canceling a meeting or convention because of a controversial law may not be a viable legal strategy. Hospitality industry attorney Lisa Sommer Devlin explains why such contract clauses are not an effective shield against damages resulting from canceling a contracted meeting.
Marriott International is taking a $126 million hit to pay for the massive data breach discovered in its Starwood Hotels division in November 2018. The news reinforces the need for meeting planners to protect the data security of their attendees who book or stay at hotels.