What recourse do attendees, sponsors, hotels, and suppliers have if a meeting is abruptly canceled and the event organizer files for bankruptcy protection? Not much other than to wait in line until the organization comes up with a plan to pay back its creditors, says hospitality industry attorney James Goldberg, Washington, D.C. This unusual scenario happened earlier this month at the Marriott Marquis in New York when the Global Sourcing Forum suddenly canceled its October 13–14 event. The ...

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