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September 28, 2018
September Education Program
Cutting Edge Legal Issues For Meetings: New Challenges and Updated Solutions Presented by Joshua Grimes, ESQ.
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September Education Program

September 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
1 Hotel Rd
Newark, NJ
MPI New Jersey


Presented by Joshua Grimes, Esquire

Venue Host: Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Program Schedule:
10:30am-11:00am: "Mastering your Membership"
(Learn how to have the best member experience possible!)
11:00am-12:00pm: Registration and Networking
12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch, Announcements, and Program

About the program:
AirBnb; Uber; Political turmoil; Immigration restrictions; Legal Weed; Terrorism; Guns in Meetings...Continuing change around the world means changes for meetings.

The “Sharing Economy” featuring AirBnb and Uber creates havoc for hotel room blocks and transportation providers. Controversy in Washington raises worries about protest and disruptions, discourages international attendees from traveling, and may affect food and labor costs. And, societal changes like legal marijuana and increased acceptance of guns in public places affects a meeting host’s potential liability.

More change is certain in the months and years ahead, but without a Crystal Ball it’s tough to plan for it.
Yet solid planning is what successful planners and suppliers must do. This interactive and thought-provoking session will identify the most recent and critical developments to impact meetings in 2018. 

Mr. Grimes and session participants will consider trends likely to affect future meetings, and then develop creative and innovative legal responses to allow events to go forward successfully with minimal risk.
This review includes discussion of contract clauses tailored to address each situation.

"Share Our City" Sponsor is Newark CVB!
Be sure to arrive early for a meet & greet to learn more about all the exciting things happening in Newark!

Thank you to our September Program Sponsor

M2SMMPINJWhether you're a new member or a seasoned member, you can always learn something new about MPI New Jersey!

Join us for "M2: Mastering Your Membership" from 10:30am-11:00am before the September education program starts. Learn how to get the most out of your chapter experience!


About Joshua Grimes

Joshua L. Grimes, Esq., of Grimes Law Offices based in Philadelphia, is a leading attorney in the association, nonprofit, meeting, and hospitality industries.  He is a specialist in all matters relating meetings and conventions, as well as association & nonprofit governance. 

Mr. Grimes is a member of the APEX Contracts Panel, and he served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys.  He was selected as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer”, and designated a “Legal Leader” by ALM Media. 

Mr. Grimes is one of the association and meeting industries’ most prominent speakers.  In addition to speaking regularly for leading organizations such as MPI and PCMA, he conducts in-house training programs for corporate and association executives.  Mr. Grimes also a frequent contributor for meeting and association industry publications and websites.

Mr. Grimes has appeared before industry professionals throughout the United States, and in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and Mexico.  He is a member of the Bars of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. 


MPI New Jersey Chapter Attendance Policy: 

All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate.

MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

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