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November 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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financial solutions can help your organization

Back-to-back appointments for Meeting Escrow at IMEX America

After two years, IMEX America was back in person November 9-11, at the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas.  Meeting Escrow's schedule of appointments was fully booked with buyers wanting to learn more about our financial and risk management solutions for meetings, incentives, conferences and events. 

If you didn't get a chance to meet with us, please book a discovery call to learn how our financial solutions can help your organization.

Read Northstar Meetings Group's, November 19, 2021 article about the latest trends in meetings, events and incentives, uncovered at IMEX America.

Thailand gears up for 70 international in-person events in 2022

M&C/Asia - November 19, 2021 - With reopening plans set to expand in the coming months, the Kingdom's business events sector expects a swift recovery. Thailand reopened to 63 countries on 1 November, with this list set to expand in December and again in January — and the Kingdom's business events sector is already bearing fruit from the news.

If you are conducting meetings and events in Thailand, Meeting Escrow is your perfect partner for financial and risk management tools, including Thai Baht trust accounts that we offer, in our suite of foreign currency trust accounts.


Mexican hotel chain Grupo Posadas files for Chapter 11 in U.S.

Reuters - October 26, 2021 - The ever-dreaded word in the meetings and events industry, "bankruptcy". Mexico's Grupo Posadas (POSADASA.MX) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court, the hotel chain said on Tuesday, after its business was hit by the global coronavirus pandemic.

How can clients expect to tell 

agencies apart

M&IT - this article seeks to answer the following question: what really is the difference between one agency and another? As the pandemic recovery journey starts and organizations begin to re-engage with agencies, how can clients move forward with confidence?


How to navigate the new legal minefield of pandemic-era travel and events

M&C/Asia - October 2021 - From digital health passports to managing ongoing travel restrictions and from vaccination requirements to assessing the impact on travel insurance, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has created a legal minefield for the business events industry.

Lessons from Levi’s Stadium on how to run events during the pandemic

SportsTravel - October 21, 2021 - SportsTravel Senior Editor Matt Traub talked with Jim Mercurio, GM of Levi Stadium, about health and safety at Levi’s Stadium this season, making sure event workers are up to speed on the latest protocols, preparing the stadium for an enhanced and updated fan experience, and much more.


Financial incentives from global destinations to attract your 

organization's next event 

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

Industry News



Meetings Mean Business Canada AGM, Nov. 29, 2021, Ottawa

TIAC Congress, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2021, Ottawa 

Convention Centres Canada Conference, Dec. 2, 2021, Ottawa

SITE Global Conference, Jan. 27-31, 2022, Dublin

IMEX Frankfurt, Apr. 26-28, 2022, Frankfurt