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The Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing
Conference: March 29 - April 2, 2020             Exhibit Hall: March 30 - April 1, 2020             Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
 SUNDAY  1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Track: Planning & Execution, Core Knowledge

S2081 Half-Day Workshop:
We're Legally Responsible for WHAT?: How to Create Great Risk and Contingency Strategies
No show speakers. Wildfires. Attendee injuries. Acts of violence. There are many things, big and small, that can go wrong at an event. This session will teach you to manage risk. We'll start with the typical: alcohol, speaker and exhibitor no-shows, flight cancellations, and attrition. Then we'll move on to contingency planning for physical, digital, asset, and policy risks. We'll even discuss how to create a communications strategy if something BIG happens. Leave ready to:
 •  Think more critically about meeting and show contingency planning
 •  Weigh the multiple risk factors for when planning and executing your events
 •  Manage contingencies

Kelly Franklin Bagnall, Esq., partner, Holland & Knight
Kelly Franklin Bagnall has represented hotel and resort owners and management companies nationwide in virtually all aspects of operational matters, including litigation, arbitration and attending to risk management and security issues. Kelly is a partner with the law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP, and is a member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Meeting Professionals International, National Association of Credit Management, Professional Convention Management Association, and the State Bar of Texas.

Additional sessions presented by Kelly Bagnall:
T4007C Exhibit Law Primer: Legal Concepts and Practical Advice
W4007C Exhibit Law Primer: Legal Concepts and Practical Advice
T4051 Exhibit Law Primer: Legal Concepts and Practical Advice - Part II

Joan Eisenstodt, chief strategist, Eisenstodt Associates LLC
Joan Eisenstodt founded Eisenstodt Associates, a DC-based meetings consulting and training company in 1981. Her experience with corporations, hotel companies, associations, and DMOs, includes facilitation and design of meetings, conducting training, negotiating contracts, and serving as an expert witness. Her passions and work have been recognized by MPI, HSMAI, PCMA, and NSA; as an inductee into the CIC Hall of Leaders, by PCMA's Foundation and IACC for her contributions to industry education.

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