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Ask the Attorney: New Legal Issues for Event Planners and Suppliers

As published in Northstar Meetings Group, Events Calendar, you are invited to sign up for a webcast on March 24th, lead by Legal expert Jonathan Howe. Jonathan will discuss the latest legal issues for meeting professionals while outlining how to safely bring back in-person meetings.

Vaccinations continue. Covid-19 numbers are going down. The meetings industry is raring to go. Are your contracts ready? Now that virtual and hybrid meetings have taken a new position in event planners' bag of tricks, these gatherings add to the nuances expected in each new agreement. To help planners navigate these challenges and other questions listeners will have about Contracts 2021, industry expert Jonathan T. Howe, president and founding partner of Howe & Hutton Ltd., will be taking your questions during this Q&A session. Some of the topics we anticipate covering include:

  • How yesterday's contracts don't work today. What changes do you need to make?

  • A look at the legal issues arising around virtual meetings, including questions of intellectual property, consent forms and privacy.

  • Understanding that changes aren't just being made to hotel contracts. All agreements — for speakers, transportation, off-site catering, A/V and more — require new clauses.


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