The last year was an unprecedented one in terms of how meetings and meetings contracts were handled. COVID-19 was a novel occurrence that caused us to look at our meetings, venues, and contracts in different ways than ever before. Many meetings and contracts were postponed for the future. The future is now, so the question is how has the beating the market taken changed negotiation practices and contract terms? What new language and new practices might be contracting parties need to be aware of? What liability issues are on everyone’s minds and what can be done to mitigate these risks? Join a planner’s attorney and a hotel attorney to discuss your experiences, the law, and best practices to take from this point forward…all while anticipating the next novel occurrence that may rock the industry.
· Determine the legal efficacy of strategies like attendee waivers, on-site testing, and vaccine passports.
· Give examples of each party’s responsibilities for safety and security in the contract and on-site.
· Develop force majeure language that will address the next unanticipated force majeure event like COVID-19.