News & Articles - event cancellation

  • Insurance For Hybrid Events

      Event planning and insurance over the last couple of years has become more complicated with the advent of virtual and hybrid meetings. These meetings tend to be more expensive, particularly a hybrid meeting and losses, should something go awry can be even more costly. Due to the rise in the number of virtual and hybrid events, the insurance industry is slowly changing to be able to respond to the challenges of hybrid and virtual events. New virtual event cancellation…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

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    How Insurance Protects Your Events

      Whether you are the event planner or the event host, there are potential financial risks that have to be taken into consideration when evaluating your insurance portfolio. Planning, organizing and hosting an event has lots of moving parts. Venues to be booked, caterers to hire, ticket sales – it’s an endless list of logistics.  You may be concerned about injury to guests, accidental damage caused by a third party vendor or guest to the venue. No matter how well…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations, The Business of Meetings

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    How Contracts and Negotiations have Changed with COVID-19

    The events industry was among the first sectors hit by the pandemic and will be one of the last to recover, forcing many event professionals to cancel or postpone scheduled events. In the process, it has raised questions (and concern) around contracts and ensuing obligations. Here, Heather Reid, founder and CEO of Planner Protect, an Ontario-based contract review agency that negotiates event contracts for organizations and those hosting events, fields Corporate Meetings Network’s questions on this all-too important topic during…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning

  • Dormant Venues to be Lit Up as Reminder of Pandemic’s Devastating Impact  

    Event venues across the country will be lit up red for one hour after sundown on Sept. 22, to raise awareness for an industry that continues to feel the economic fallout of the pandemic and will be one of the last to recover. The initiative is led by Live Event Community, an organization that was formed in March in the aftermath of mass event cancellations due to COVID-19. “People are really looking to do something, however symbolic it may be,”…

    Breaking News

  • Steps to Protect Yourself if an Event is Cancelled

    Many events have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in cancellations. Some vendors have returned deposits while others have agreed to hold them as a credit toward rescheduled events. Then there are those who have refused refunds or credits altogether. Why the difference? It often comes down to the terms included in your contract. With uncertainty around the outbreak and, consequently, when in-person events may take place, it’s important to review the cancellation policy to avoid a penalty. Also,…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

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