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August 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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Continuing Industry Uncertainty:  NYC International Car Show Cancels Two Weeks Out

Northstar Meeting Group, August 5, 2021 - Because of the Delta variants, we are continuing to see disruptions in the meetings industry. Meeting Escrow has worked with many clients helping manage cancellations and postponements during COVID-19. Read our Case Studies to learn more.

Secure Vendor Program Member Spotlight

This month, we are delighted to shine the spotlight on our Secure Vendor Program member IMS, a leading Destination Management Company serving key European destinations: Vienna, Budapest and Prague. Founded in 1986 (yes, celebrating 35 years this year!) by Michael Schillinger, IMS helps guests discover the heart of Europe through its representation in multiple destinations, extensive experience, creativity and absolute reliability, endorsed by their repeat customers and numerous testimonials.


Road to Recovery from the International Conference Center Perspective

Following the recent AIPC Annual Conference which took place in July 2021 in Lausanne, Sven Bossu, CEO shares his thoughts on the road to recovery for the international conference center sector.

Grant Snider, President & CEO, Meeting Escrow was invited to speak about leveraging our financial and risk management solutions to elevate business development for conference centers in the COVID era and beyond. Download the presentation here.

Takeaways from the Tokyo Olympic's COVID protocols

Northstar Meeting Group, August 3, 2021 - As #eventprofs prepare for large-scale in-person events, what better playbook to learn from other than the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Jason Gewirtz of Sports+Travel shares his experience as part of the press in Tokyo.


Auckland Conference Venue 

Bankruptcy Scare

M&C / Asia, July 16, 2021 - Relief for event organisers as a new operator takes over the 160-year-old Auckland venue. The show will go on at ASB Showgrounds for now, with NZ Exhibition and Events Company (NZEEC) appointed as its new operator under a one-year license.

Read the Latest CDC’s Pandemic Guidelines for Events

Northstar Meetings Group, August 11, 2021 - The agency now recommends that all travelers, even the fully vaccinated, avoid destinations with very high levels of Covid-19, such as France and Iceland.


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, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Queensland, Vienna.

Industry News



ConferenceDirect, Annual Partners Meeting, Sept. 19-23, 2021, Las Vegas (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)