PCMA POWER Chapter Presents: Ripped from the Headlines: Law & Risk Review featuring Tyra Hilliard

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday, November 08, 2013
PCMA POWER Chapter Presents: Ripped from the Headlines: Law & Risk Review featuring Tyra Hilliard
Friday, November 08, 2013 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM (Eastern Time)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
United States

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Ripped from the headlines! In this interactive session, we will discuss the legal and risk management issues raised by of some of the unusual, unique, and downright bizarre things that happen in the meetings, hospitality, and events industry every day. Though meeting professionals rarely end up in court, these novel situations tend to affect contracts, budgets, and sometimes reputations. Learn from situations that happen to others so that you can improve the way you do business. Updated regularly based on current events, this session in the past has included bugs, vermin, mold, statues, tragic accidents, murder, assault, law and policy changes not in our favor, and surcharges galore. Also addressed will be some creative contract clauses to address some of the crazy things that can happen in our industry. Bring your own examples of legal situations, crises, risks (or near-misses) and snafus to add to the mix. 


  • Leverage the elements in horror stories shared to facilitate changes needed by your organization or staff.
  • Interpret the language and effect of creative contract clauses and negotiation tactics suggested by these situations and consider changes to your documents and plans.
  • Anticipate what may happen next and how to avoid being the next headline!


10:30 am: Registration & networking

11:00 am: Introductions & PCMA Announcements

11:15 am: Program begins

11:45 am – 12:15 pm: Luncheon

12:15 pm -1:45 pm: Remainder of program

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Special pricing for our fall events! Non-members attend for the $25 Member rate!


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