It has been a challenging fall and winter for the meeting industry: the September 11 tragedy, a recession, and the continuing threat of terrorism. It may never be as it was before, but it will get better. Meanwhile, what's a meeting planner to do? One way to cope in troubled times is to focus on improving contract provisions. I have written about contract issues that are ripe for improvement, such as termination (acts of God) clauses, and due diligence (AM October 2001, page 22; and AM ...

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