Lunch & Learn: Understanding Difficult Contract Clauses with the MPI Greater New York Chapter

Date: November 3, 2017

Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

You must be registered to participate!

Rebroadcast sponsored by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions and MPI Greater New York

Proposed 1 Hour Domain D: Financial Management

Although performance clauses like attrition and cancellation are challenging,

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it is sometimes the other clauses that create the biggest challenges. And beware to the group that overlooks them! During this rebroadcast of a session from WEC 2017, learn how to address issues like indemnification, construction and remodeling, conflicting in-house groups, surcharges and fees, assignment, and more. This session will help prepare you for trends that are affecting meetings and, by extension, meeting contracts.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Know what to ask for and how to deal with pending construction and remodeling that may not have been on the radar at the time of contracting.
  • Assess the effects of the current environment on contract negotiations—including everything from drone photography to the latest surcharges and fees being levied by hotels.
  • Learn how to address in the contract the environmental and altruistic issues of concern to the meeting organizer and its attendees.


  • Tyra Hilliard, PhD, Esq, CMP, Attorney and Professor, College of Coastal Georgia
  • Jessie States, CMM, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International