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COVID and Clinical Trials: A Look at Research and Conferences in the Time of COVID-19

November 6, 2020

By Kaitlyn Wallace Clinical trials are an often-overlooked segment of the medical meetings and events industry. They operate behind the scenes, slowly contributing knowledge and testing drugs or devices over years or even decades, leaving some to dismiss the incredible impact they have on the industry. However, in recent months, clinical trials have gained international […]

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Insurance Policy Basics for the Meetings and Events Industry

November 6, 2020

By Roy Reichold As meeting and event planners, procuring the correct insurance policy can be cumbersome, if not very confusing.  My strongest advice to align yourself with an insurance professional that knows the hospitality industry and where an establishment or event may have exposure to risk. One of the biggest misconceptions about insurance, in general, […]

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A New Look for AV: A Q&A on Outdoor Events in the Time of COVID-19

August 18, 2020

By Kaitlyn Wallace Moving into the summer months of 2020, outdoor events have gained great success, accommodating large numbers of attendees and staging large scale events for the first time post-COVID-19. But they also come with unique challenges, particularly in the field of effective AV. Weather, such as bright sun or wind, can complicate light, […]

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Know the Difference: Commonly Confused Terms in the Meetings & Events Industry

August 18, 2020

Click here to download the printable crossword puzzle By Olivia Orman There are several factors that go into coordinating impactful, productive meetings and/or events.  Typically, company planners have a fairly set, yet sometimes extensive, list of criteria they must satisfy by partnering with various suppliers.  To correspond with these service providers, it is helpful for […]

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Post-COVID Legalities and Liabilities

August 18, 2020

Procedures, Policies, Precautions, and Protections By Roy R. Reichold During this pandemic, we have advised our clients in the hospitality industry multiple ways, with our primary approach being the consistency of direct conversation and consulting. We realize that each client’s risk profile is unique, whether they represent a hotel, banquet venue, restaurant, or nightclub.  It […]

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Setting the Standard: 7 Tips for Antivirus Meetings Post-COVID-19

June 11, 2020

By Kaitlyn Wallace As the country watches newly reopened states with bated breath, every industry is scrambling to adjust to ever-changing health and safety measures behind the scenes. This is particularly true for the meetings and events industry, which has historically relied on large gatherings with high levels of interpersonal contact– all of which are inadvisable […]

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Travel Considerations to Make as Stay-At-Home Orders Lift

June 11, 2020

By Bill Clevlen If you are thinking to yourself that the most useless purchase of 2020 was a calendar, you are not alone. As the coronavirus jolted the world out of any sense of rhythm, it is easy to forget what a day it is sometimes, let alone plan ahead. As a travel writer, it […]

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The Way We Do Business These Days: Are Virtual Meetings Here to Stay?

June 11, 2020

By Astrid Zeppenfeld What was decades ago an unimaginable concept has become just the way we do business these days. I am talking about virtual meetings. In the “good old days”, business executives and associates got together every-so-often for a face-to-face meeting in a dedicated space. When it was available for the particular sized group […]

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Take Advantage of the Current Financial Mess

June 11, 2020

By Ami Kassar There is no ignoring a societal crisis, especially one that is global. Particularly in the professional community, it is a game-changer in many ways. Plenty of organizations are dealing with life- and business-threatening situations, and we can only hope for the best. Yet some organizations, especially those whose current and future prospects […]

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Safe Serve: Rethinking, Restructuring, and Readapting Food and Beverage Functions

June 11, 2020

By Rob Schaefer COVID-19 has changed our world and immediately reconfigured the structure of the hospitality industry.  With every food service provider, restaurant, and catering company in the state clamoring to cook, serve, and sell, how are we going to accomplish this with minimum risk?  I believe the key principles for success are to accept, […]

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