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July 2019


Dear Guest,

Welcome to Meeting Escrow's monthly newsletter. We work with Meeting Professionals to simplify and secure supplier payments, stabilize foreign currency budgets, provide advance deposit protection and VAT recovery for Business Events globally.


Olympic Agenda: Plan Ahead for Tokyo, Beijing, Paris and Milan

Olympics and other sporting events generate substantial sponsorship opportunities. With Meeting Escrow’s, “Escrow Solution”, sponsorship funds can be deposited into a trust account (20 foreign currency trust accounts options) until the program or event takes place.


GDPR After One Year: How Far Have We Come, What’s Next?

GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018, and a year later, it seems clear that data protection and privacy rights are taking center stage on a global scale and are not a strictly European phenomenon.


Planners who own the “why” deliver better meetings

The shift of the event planner role from an order-taker to a more strategic one must include greater management of event budgets. And with that, the consideration of financial risk management - making sure that client and vendor funds remain secure until program delivery. Visit for ways to protect your meeting or event budget.


‘Significant mismatch’ in how governments measure business events and their true value

Governments, have been known to ignore the value that drives economic development, creativity and innovation; their focus has traditionally been based on accommodation revenue and cups of coffee sold.


Industry News

On the lighter side...


Canadian Meetings + Events Expo, Toronto, August 13-14, 2019

IMEX America, Las Vegas, September 10-12, 2019

ICCA Congress, Houston, October 27-30, 2019

SITE 2020 Global Conference, Vancouver, January 24-27, 2020