Should presenter contracts include a no brown M&Ms rider?

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Van Halen ‘s 1982 World Tour performance contract contained a provision calling for them to be provided backstage with a bowl of M&Ms from which all the brown candies had been removed.

Master Win-Win Negotiations for Your Contracts


Contracts are legally binding agreements between two parties that help ensure services are performed, eliminate miscommunication and spell out options in the event of a disagreement. Following are her tips for mastering contracts. Critical Contract Clauses.

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Contracting Conference Speakers

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And how many did I ask to sign a contract or any kind of agreement before they spoke? Contracting conference speakers just wasn’t something I did. Formalising the “contract” between speakers and event organiser.

Venue Contract Negotiations: A Primer for Eventprofs


Are you negotiating a venue contract for the first time or need a refresher on getting a better deal? The post Venue Contract Negotiations: A Primer for Eventprofs by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Venues negotiation venues venue contract negotiation

7 Critical Tips for Contract Clauses


Writing contracts and negotiating terms with suppliers can be tricky. In a recent Smart Meetings webinar, veteran hospitality contracts attorney Lisa Sommer Devlin shared some tips for creating win-win contracts. Here are the contract clauses you shouldn’t do without.

Common Contract Mistakes

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Register now for “Common Contract Mistakes” Sometimes little errors can cause big problems. Learning Objectives: Learn common contracting mistakes that are most likely to lead to disputes. Learn negotiation tips to help you get a better contract.

5 Critical Things You Need in an Event Planner Contract

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Before those expectations are met, they must be clearly defined in an event planner contract, not only to establish certainty between you and your client, but to protect you from the ramifications of any obstacles that may come up. ” Sample event planner contracts.

Know Your Rights: Contracting for AV Service


Ever been hit with fees for using an outside partner after you have signed a contract? Not sure how to contract for WiFi service? Too often, our clients report that these stipulations and fees were disclosed to them after a contract had been signed. Disclose and Contract Early.

Affordable Art Fair awards Neptunus new contract

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Neptunus has secured a new contract to continue to supply temporary structures to the Affordable Art Fair held each May on London’s Hampstead Heath. Following next year’s fair, organisers have agreed a new contract with Neptunus through to 2023.

6 Strategies for Large Event Contract Negotiations


While some event professionals may gleefully embrace the prospect of negotiating contracts for large events, many would rather run for the hills. You would be surprised at how many people do not actually read every line in a contract.

What to Always Include in Your Event Planning Contract

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In any type of contract work, miscommunication can arise between the contractor and client. You need a written contract to outline the terms and conditions of your service. A contract will be the go-to source in the event of a dispute. A contract is your safety net.

Risk 360: The Contract


The best way to do this is to know your legal responsibilities and liabilities and make sure the contract is suited to the type of venue, location, and event. For instance, travelers may be afraid of the Zika virus, but it won’t get you out of a contract.

Negotiating the Perfect Multiyear Contract


Long-term contracts —three, five or even ten years—can save you money, especially if you book during a hotel or resort’s slower times. “A A three-year contract can mean a 10 percent savings,” says John Berglund, CEO of Mira Smart Conferencing , a management software firm in Clayton, Missouri.

Protecting Your Event with Contracts and Insurance


Thorough and appropriate contract coverage is a must. Negotiating & ContractsHannah Kinnersley. Don’t let a series of unfortunate events derail your conference. Don’t let a series of unfortunate events derail your conference. read more.

Danco secures Latitude contract

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The post Danco secures Latitude contract appeared first on Event Industry News. Celebrating what could be considered the best aspects of music, film, culture, poetry, theatre and everything in between, Latitude Festival began its journey in 2006.

Contract trends: What’s old may be new again

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percent of respondents claim contract negotiations are becoming more complex. Today’s hotel meeting contracts are getting longer and longer and that would certainly indicate more specificity, if not more complexity. What does your contract say about safety and security protocols?

10 Essential Points to Include in Your Venue Contract


Showsec signs five-year contract renewal with SMG

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Showsec have renewed their contract with venue management group and the UK’s biggest arena operator, SMG Europe. Showsec’s dedication to developing the marketplace and continual focus on training played a key part in SMG’s decision to renew the contract.

Interforce wins Henley Festival contract

Event Industry News

Security and enforcement specialist Interforce, formerly TSG, will provide uniformed patrols to ensure public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder at Henley Festival this summer. . Production manager, John Harris, met Interforce at Event Buyers Live and brought the company into Henley Festival’s restructured security model, designed to maintain its acclaimed customer service provision.

What Is Inefficient Risk Transfer? The Use of Indemnification in Construction Contracts


In parenting, there is no written contract between the adult and to child to transfer the responsibility for the loss or damage. In construction, there should be a written contract to transfer the risk when you are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Did the FAR Lose Its Mojo in the Government Contracts World? Depends.


In Lockheed , the Army awarded two separate indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, time-and-materials (“T&M”) contracts to Lockheed for various support services. As the government conceded in its briefs, FAR 42.202 is not a term of the contract.

TicketQuarter wins new music contracts

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TicketQuarter has won a series of new contracts for a range of musical events. The post TicketQuarter wins new music contracts appeared first on Event Industry News.

Why You Need a Contract as an Independent Professional


Contracts are an essential part of a successful independent consulting project, creating a sense of professionalism, encouraging communication, and ensuring a streamlined process

Midas’ LPG step wins Kew Gardens power contract

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Appointed to Christmas at Kew on a multi-year deal, Midas is also providing Stage 3A machines and HVO fuel to the contract – all of which it monitors remotely via DSE Gateway and Livelink to ensure optimum performance.

3 Ways to Market Yourself as a Contracted Event Planner


If you’re a contracted Event Planner, whether it's for colleges, weddings, or associations, you know that marketing yourself is 50% of the job. Your clients won’t just come, you have to put in marketing efforts to attract your target clients.’s

Warrington Wolves sign security contract with Showsec

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Showsec has signed a new two-year contract with Warrington Wolves to provide security services for all upcoming home games. However, this is the first time a permanent contract has been in place.

Venue Contracts: Maximizing Your Choice of an Audiovisual Provider

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How would you handle an unanticipated budget increase of $40,000 because the venue’s contract had fine print that dictated your client had to use the in-house preferred supplier for all breakout rooms? a consulting agency dedicated to reviewing and negotiating balanced event contracts.

How To Strike The Best Deal On Your Hotel Contract Negotiations

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You might want to put your best suit on because today we’re talking about hotel contract negotiations! But anyone who’s ever had to go through it knows there’s more to the story than just signing a contract.

Star wins Ramblin’ Man contract

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The contract comes on the back of a successful sophomore year for the 15,000 capacity event, which Classic Rock magazine described as ‘the best new festival […]. The post Star wins Ramblin’ Man contract appeared first on Event Industry News.

RCP Meetings & Events signs 5-year catering contract with CH&CO

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The Royal College of Physicians Meetings & Events (RCP) has signed a 5-year catering contract with CH&CO. Katy Thompson, Operations Director for RCP (CH&CO), adds: “CH&CO is delighted to have retained the contract at the Royal College of Physicians for a further five years.

Catering Contract Template


Our catering contract template keeps you organized while providing all the event, guest, and venue details you and your customer need to make your catering event a success. Here are a few key features you’ll find in our catering contract template: Customizable logo.

IMG retains Hyde Park Winter Wonderland contract through 2023/24

Event Industry News

IMG-owned PWR Events has been awarded the contract to continue to manage and produce Hyde Park Winter Wonderland for the next six years, through to 2023/24, by The Royal Parks. The post IMG retains Hyde Park Winter Wonderland contract through 2023/24 appeared first on Event Industry News.

Arena Group secure Newmarket Racecourse interiors contract

Event Industry News

Arena Group has secured a new three-year contract to deliver high-end contemporary interior design and complete internal fit-out for Newmarket Racecourse events, May 2017. The post Arena Group secure Newmarket Racecourse interiors contract appeared first on Event Industry News.

Swapcard secures 3-year contract with Dubai World Trade Centre

Event Industry News

Swapcard, a leading event app and matchmaking platform powered by AI, announced that it has secured a three-year agreement with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), three months after opening its office in Dubai. Swapcard will work with the DWTC event teams to help them become more data-driven, while increasing attendees’ on-site efficiency and better measure exhibitors’ ROI.

Hiring an Outside AV Company? 7 Things to Get in Writing Before Signing that Hotel Contract

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As someone who’s worked in some of the country’s largest hotels and sold AV for independent audio visual companies, I’ve just about seen it all when it comes to hotel contracts. On it are the things you should be sure are spelled out in every hotel contract before signing it.

Danco secures The Big Feastival contract

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The post Danco secures The Big Feastival contract appeared first on Event Industry News. A feel-good festival of food and music for all the family, The Big Feastival began its journey in 2011 on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham.

Genero Group secures contract for event at International Conference Centre Wales

Event Industry News

Cardiff based creative event specialists Genero Group are thrilled to secure their first production contract to take place at the new International Conference Centre Wales. The three-year contract consists of producing a large annual awards ceremony, jointly organised by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales. The event will be held at the ICC Wales in the first year of the contract, with the new venue contributing to the necessary growth of the event.

Event Contract Template


Gather’s contract template keeps you organized while providing all the event, guest, and venue details you and your customer need. Our contract template helps your private events program run smoothly while saving time, impressing clients, and keeping important event info all in one place.

[Webinar] Negotiating International Meeting Contracts: Are You Prepared?


There are unfamiliar challenges when negotiating and contracting with foreign hotels, convention centers, and other vendors; different cultures to understand; and potential risks to be explored. Explain international contract basics and how different cultures handle the negotiation process.

Grass Roots awarded three-year Sibos contract

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The post Grass Roots awarded three-year Sibos contract appeared first on Event Industry News.