SIG Event - Meeting Professionals

SIG Events

Meeting Professionals SIG

Contracting in the New Realities of Business Events Management

Cost escalation, safety concerns and contract conundrums, oh my! Meeting professionals, while generally no strangers to handling contracts, mitigating risk and managing expenses, face new challenges these days. With heightened concerns and expectations from members and leaders, how do you continue to protect your organization, your attendees and yourself? What contract clauses should now be must haves, and what should be must nots? And what about prior contracts that may not contain what you now know and need? Come and hear from an attorney who specializes in nonprofit business issues and gather tips for assessing and addressing key concerns in the contracting process.



Learning Outcomes


  • Update your knowledge of current issues affecting contracts

  • Discover ways to protect your organization with contract language

  • Analyze areas of concern and identify trouble spots in existing contracts




 Kimberly A. Pendo
Chicago Law Partners, LLC

Kimberly A. Pendo is a founding Member of Chicago Law Partners, LLC, where she practices not-for-profit and corporate law, counseling organizations on all aspects of business and operations. She is a frequent speaker on association-related topics and a regular contributor to association publications. She is a member of the Association Forum and ASAE. Kimberly played a key role in authoring a series of recent amendments that updated and modernized the Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Act on behalf of the Association Forum.

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