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February 2021


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Welcome to Meeting Escrow's monthly newsletter featuring articles related to our financial & risk management solutions for meetings and events globally: advance deposit escrow accounts, foreign currency exchange protection, single vendor payment management, event insurance and VAT recovery.


Event-Contract Advice: Force Majeure

In Northstar Meetings, January 13, 2021 article, Hospitality attorney Jonathan Howe addresses legal questions from planners as they rewrite event contracts for 2021 and beyond.


Charting Taipei’s Covid recovery steps

As published in M&C/Asia, February 5, 2021, early preventative measures have allowed the Taiwanese capital to reboot its meetings industry and host mega-events of up to 400,000 visitors.


Tiny but mighty:  Singapore’s careful steps pay dividends

As published in Northstar Meetings, January 22, 2021, Keith Tan, Singapore's Tourism chief says “we will continue to experiment and learn."

When Do We Really Need Face-to-Face Interactions?

As published in Harvard Business Review, January 4, 2021, while work will likely never go back to our pre-pandemic status quo, the future will be a blended one that leverages the best of what both virtual and face-to-face experiences can offer.

‘Demand, vaccines and new skills’ spell brighter 2021, says new AIEA chair

The Alliance of Independent Event Agencies (AIEA) has appointed Rutland-based Hatch Events MD Kerry Walsh as its new chair. As published in Meetings & Incentive Travel, January Northstar Meetings, January 4, 2021, Kerry Walsh said: “2021 will be a much better year, with multiple vaccines, new skills honed during lockdown, pent up demand for events from our clients, creativity of our industry, resilience of people in our industry are but a few of the reasons why as an Alliance we should be full of hope for the not too distant future.

What will the future of convention hotels look like?

This article published in Hotel Management, February 8, 2021, discusses solutions such as flexibility, creativity, and forward contingency plans for the return to a “new normal.” Meeting Escrow’s Secure Vendor Program is designed for hotels and other industry suppliers to offer clients additional financial security for advance deposits as part of their recovery strategy. Have we caught your attention? To learn more, book a discovery meeting with one of our Meeting Escrow specialists.


Industry News



SITE Canada, Young Leaders Event, Feb.22, 2021 (virtual)

SITE Canada, AGM, Mar. 30, 2021 (virtual)

SITE Canada, Golf Tournament, Aug. 16, 2021 (in-person)

ConferenceDirect, Annual Partners Meeting, Aug. 2021 (in-person)