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October 2021

   

Dear Guest, 

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

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Join us IN PERSON at IMEX America - booth E1216

Meeting Escrow is excited to be exhibiting at IMEX America, taking place November 9-11, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  You can find us in booth E1216 under the Evintra media banner.


Please reserve an appointment with Grant Snider as soon as possible (40% of our appointments are already booked) to learn how our financial and risk management solutions can protect your organization as you plan live events in the new era of COVID uncertainty.


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Grant will be on site November 7-12.


Email: grant.snider@meetingescrow.com

Mobile/SMS/WhatsApp +1 647-518-8701

See you there!

Australia borders closed until 2022 – learn how Meeting Escrow can help

This Northstar, October 5th article highlights the challenges of a very real and very common scenario: you have an event planned to a destination whose pandemic re-opening plans are changing due to evolving conditions locally.


If you are a Meeting Escrow client, you can rest easy knowing that your advance deposits continue to be held securely in trust until the event actually takes place. 

 

If you are a supplier, you can also rest easy. Your clients who have their advance deposits in escrow with Meeting Escrow are more likely to postpone rather than cancel their events.

 

We are holding funds for some clients as far as 2024 due to pandemic postponements!

 

Visit us in booth E1216 at IMEX America to learn more about our solutions for your organization. 

 

Click here to book an appointment

   
   

How to navigate the legal minefield of pandemic-era events

M&C / Asia, October 4, 2021 - Vaccination mandates, data privacy and travel insurance ramifications for event professionals.

8 in 10 UK and Europe planners are sourcing inā€person events

M&IT, October 6th – 8 in 10 UK & Europe planners are currently focused on booking or researching live, in-person events. This is a reminder for planners considering the use of financial risk management solutions such as bank guarantees, letters of credit or escrow solutions for advance deposits, to do so early in the planning stages and definitely before signing vendor contracts.

   

Why it’s so hard to predict where the pandemic is headed next

This article in Wired, September 13th, bleeds uncertainty that will not go away. But with over 80% vaccinated, many so desperately want to meet in person. We recommend considering financial risk management solutions offered by Meeting Escrow to offset the uncertainty. 

Sharp reboot in face-to-face meetings

As reported in this “sharp reboot in face-to-face meetings” AMI article, September 22nd, “safety is a major concern, all the protective and preventative measures are put in place, and we notice that delegates feel very comfortable and confident and are quickly getting used to a new normality”.

     

Financial incentives from global destinations to attract your 

organization's next in-person event 

Have you checked out our directory of destinations offering financial incentives to support your business events?  We update it monthly and it currently includes the following destinations:  Austria, Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, Perth, Queensland, Vienna.
     

Industry News

     

UPCOMING EVENTS WHERE WE HOPE TO CONNECT:

Canadian Meetings + Events Expo, Oct. 19-20, 2021, Toronto (in person)

UNITE 2021, Oct. 20-21, 2021 (virtual)

SITE Canada, Education Day, Oct. 27, 2021, Toronto (in-person)

Direct Selling Association, Annual Meeting, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2021, New Orleans (in person)

IMEX America, Nov. 9-11, 2021, Las Vegas (in-person)

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