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August 2020


Dear Guest,

Welcome to Meeting Escrow's monthly newsletter featuring articles related to our financial & risk management solutions for meetings and events globally: advance deposit escrow accounts, foreign currency exchange protection, single vendor payment management, event insurance and VAT recovery.

Meeting Escrow's Secure Vendor Program directory is now available

The list of vendors who have already signed up for our recently launched Secure Vendor Program is now available for download here. These forward-thinking suppliers have certified that they are ready to receive client advance deposits into a secure escrow account for future programs, a testament to their commitment to financial transparency and accountability. Meeting planners can make Gold or Silver membership in the program a requirement in their RFPs to ensure protection for their organization's deposits.


North west event management company Team Spirit goes into liquidation

We are continuing to experience the toll that COVID-19 has taken on the hospitality industry with more company closures and bankruptcies. Hertz Rent a Car, Virgin Atlantic are some of the more recent. Holding advance deposits in escrow eliminates the risks related to business interruption. Learn more about Meeting Escrow’s financial suite of risk management solutions.

Are Meeting Planners Liable if an Attendee Catches COVID-19?

Listen to the latest podcast with legal expert Jonathan Howe on the latest legal risks for meeting professionals.


The importance of pandemic preparedness

The importance of medical and personal preparedness must be paramount but adding financial risk management tools to the post COVID-19 plan is also important. How to protect client deposits in an era where supplier viability may be in question, is something to consider. Check-out Meeting Escrow for all your financial trust account solutions.


Mandatory temperature screening at Canada's busiest airports

TORONTO — Starting July 30, mandatory temperature screening will be implemented in phases at Canada’s 15 busiest airports, including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto-Pearson and Montreal-Trudeau, says the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).


Industry News


ConferenceDirect Annual Partners Meeting, Las Vegas, Oct. 26-29, 2020

IMEX America / PlanetIMEX, Oct. 12-16, 2020

SITE Canada Education Day, Oct 28, 2020