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November Education Program - Contracts: Tales from the Trenches

November 2, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The Hotel Zags
Stephanie Green
Phone: 503.626.8197

MPI Oregon Chapter Health & Safety Plan for In-Person Events

In person registration limited to the first 30 people registered. 

In Person - Members - $35/Non-Member - $45
Virtual - Members/Non-Members - $15

As meeting restrictions are lifted, planners are busy rebooking and contracting the meetings and events that have been put on hold. Greg has been busy advising on those contracts. He will be sharing insights about some of the issues his firm encountered, and lessons learned during the last 18 months.

In this session you will learn:

(1) how force majeure really works and lessons for negotiating your next force majeure provision

(2) lessons on re-booking

(3) practice guidance on the dreaded group addendum

Other issues that may be covered include COVID protocol legalities, construction / renovation, cancellation, third-party providers (e.g. sky divers) and political programs or events. Greg will follow our lead to answer our burning questions, so come prepared.

Greg Duff headshotSpeaker:  Greg Duff, Foster Garvey PC

Greg is Chair of Foster Garvey’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism practice, which is directed at the variety of operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality and travel industry members.

His clients include owners and operators of hotels and resorts, time share companies, cruise lines, tour operators, restaurants and many of the vendors and suppliers that serve the travel and hospitality industries. More recently, he has been helping clients stay up-to-date with operating in the COVID-19 pandemic environment, including advising on best practices for guest communications, COVID-19 testing and related guest services and risk mitigation.

Greg also serves as counsel to many of the hospitality industry's local, state and national trade associations and trade groups, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).

Prior to his career in private practice, Greg served in-house legal and business roles with the Westin Hotel Company/Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Group and at Columbia Hospitality.

Venue Details

515 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR  97201

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