FLASH FRIDAY: Post-COVID Venue Contracts and Clauses to Watch Out For

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Before the pandemic, hotel and venue contracts were complicated enough but post-COVID, venues have more measures in place to protect themselves than ever before.

Heather Reid, the Founder of Planner Protect, will join Anh for this casual, 30-minute interactive discussion about post-COVID venue contracts and clauses you’ll want to watch out for.

Topics covered:
– New clauses being added to contracts post-COVID
– How to negotiate around post-COVID contract clauses that favor the venue

Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is the founder of Spark Event Management, an award-winning, full-service event management firm and the Spark Event Collective, a network of independent planners collaborating to deliver event experiences.

Anh is a seasoned business event professional who possesses over 18 years of event design, production, and management experience. She has managed a vast array of events including intimate corporate functions, awards and fundraising galas, large conference, virtual events, conventions and tradeshows, and international hospitality events and is known for her keen eye for detail while being able to lead, inspire and manage large, global teams.

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Heather Reid, ARTC MSC

Heather Reid owned and operated Innovative Conferences & Communications for almost 3 decades, specializing in multi-day educational events and association conferences.

In 2013, Heather founded Planner Protect Inc – which consults with event hosts and industry professionals to negotiate BALANCED event contracts. CEOs, professional planners, and venue representatives alike all recognize Heather as a trusted and knowledgeable expert in her field.

In 2020/2021, Heather completed a Paralegal Studies certificate from Westervelt College and became a non-practicing, licensed P1 Paralegal.

As an expert in contract negotiations, Heather has been a guest author for Ignite Magazine, Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine and Corporate Meetings Network.

She has been invited to speak for Canadian Meetings & Event Expo, MPI WEC, PCMA’s Convening Leaders and Educon, CanSPEP, CSAE, Go West Conferences, Canadian Special Events Live, and Southwest Showcase.

Heather is a long-time member of CanSPEP, PCMA and MPI. Heather has received national recognition for her thought leadership and innovation in the industry, including being named to the Canadian Meetings & Events Expo Hall of Fame in 2017, awarded a Smart Woman In Meetings award in the Innovator Category in 2017, and honoured with the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners’ Heidi Wilker Award of Excellence in Mentorship in 2021 and the Joy Fox Award for Innovation in 2022.

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