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Coronavius Update Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Lisa Romero
24:45
Great! Much better - thanks!
Diane Dukes
30:00
your audio keeps cutting in/out
cvk
31:55
If we canceled an event two weeks ago and had to pay the penalty, if Force Majeure is in force now or at the time of the event, should we still be paying the penalties?
Beth
31:56
lost audio?
Scott Williamson
32:19
I have audio
Yiwei
32:25
i have audio
Nan Lindstrom
32:44
No audio
Nate
33:11
I had to go to the “muted” microphone and reselect my speaker, then it worked.
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33:13
I have audio
David
33:27
My audio is fine
Gina Vina
34:31
Hit Alt A for audio
TMoran
35:08
15 states have now mandated that non-essential businesses close and more are making that announcement everyday. How does that impact the Force Majure clause?
Teri
35:41
Will you circulate the recording after this call?
arushing
35:58
What if you are considering cxl an event in early May and is that impossibility and/or commercial impracticality?
Gina Vina
37:02
QUESTION - About the reasonable amount of time a client needs to plan their event? For example - July/August events booked. How much longer is it fair to make them "wait and see" if they can invoke FM?
mconnell
37:18
CDC recommends no meetings over 50 ppl for 8 weeks (mid May) - would late May/early June meeting still be covered under FM and backed by this CDC recommendation?
SInayatulla
39:24
In Alberta Canada, the province strongly advised not having gatherings of 250+ but it was not a requirements. Our hotel is saying that because it was not a requirement at the time force majeure does not apply (should vs must). Is this right?
steve
40:06
I'd also like to ask the same question as Gina Vina:
steve
40:11
QUESTION - About the reasonable amount of time a client needs to plan their event? For example - July/August events booked. How much longer is it fair to make them "wait and see" if they can invoke FM?
Gina Vina
40:25
Of course the hotels are responding to this question as YES when we ask - are you going to be able to perform and operate by the time my group checks in...
SInayatulla
40:49
hotel is pressuring us to sign a contract for the following year - and is putting language that is putting us at risk if we had to cancel again. Is there language we can make them put in?
GSA Admin
40:56
If, at the time of cancellation, the governor prohibits gatherings of more than 250 people but, that restriction is lifted prior to your meeting (talking a late April meeting), how does that impact your standing re FM?
GSA Admin
42:33
And, what type of info should we collect during this crisis to support our cause later? Ie, executive order, CDC website information, etc.
Peter Green
46:28
if we have a Student Group in early July and school districts are closed and several districts issuing mandates of "no travel" is this grounds for cancellation due to inability to perform? How can we be expected fill our block or meet other contractual obligations during current environment?
Rebecca B
46:54
I need to work on contracts for 2021 but my concern is that we already have confirmed rates. We have a lower rate clause however with so much uncertainty should I wait on proceeding with the agreements or should I add extra language about how the lower rate will be handled?
Mariam Ghaussy
48:08
Same question as Peter Green: if we have a Student Group in early June/July and school districts are closed and several districts issuing mandates of "no travel" till the start of next academic year is this grounds for cancellation due to inability to perform? How can we be expected fill our block or meet other contractual obligations during current environment?
Gina Vina
48:20
CANADIAN MEETINGS BOOKED: With the recent announcement of border closure between US/Canada, how does this impact client's ability to invoke FM for August 2020 meeting?
cvk
48:36
Would you recommend changes to cancellation or FM clauses going forward as a result of this pandemic?
Ashley Driste
49:42
What recommendations do you have for events in Q3 and Q4 at this time?
Steven Long
52:45
The Austin Stay Home Work Safe Order is Enforceable with a fine not to exceed $1,000 or not to exceed 180 days in Jail.
sandytaylor
55:21
We have a national disability meeting with about 40% immune-compromised and the others, obviously scared in early July, which may not fall under any ban. What what you recommend?
arushing
56:00
What about cancelling events in May?
Patrick.McGary
56:15
What if the restrictions in place mean that you can't get the speakers you need and those who attend are restricted from traveling by their employer or are in an industry that is critical to the community? My meeting is in July and the concern is that while it may be "ok" to have the meeting no one will be able or want to travel and speakers may not be able to attend.
Nate
56:55
Is there any legal precedent for “planning time” that makes it “impossible” do do an event? For example, my annual (6,000) is in November. In order to have that meeting I have to have 4,000 of my members submit to a program now, planning to come in November. Because they are uneasy, they aren’t willing to commit now. Isn’t that an impossibility? Do the courts consider this “planning impossibility?”
KHendrickson
57:20
I was able to cancel a meeting in June with no penalty in Seattle but they may be a special circumstance
chris
59:05
just recently canceled a meeting in early May (on the very tail end of the 8 week CDC recommendation) in Orlando with no penalty.
Terry Bemis
59:23
It seems like attorneys are historians of the law and can speak precisely about precedents and past judgements. on the other hand, 99.9% of dsiuptes don't go to arbitration or court. In c cirumstances, it seems lik laomost every decision bening made
Amanda-Paige Whittington
01:00:25
There’s a lot of mention about June and beyond dates. What about events scheduled for May?
arushing
01:00:51
Any recommendations about May events?
Terry Bemis
01:01:24
It seems like attorneys are historians of the law and can speak precisely about precedents and past judgements. on the other hand, 99.9% of disputes don't go to arbitration or court. In current circumstances, it seems like almost every decision being made is a "business decision". With this said, is this a valuable conversation right now with Lisa?
Scott Williamson
01:02:57
We are still wondering about mid-may in San Diego...Do you think that FM and or Frustration is now applicable?
Karen Rosen
01:03:27
Would you recommend changes to cancellation or FM clauses going forward as a result of this pandemic?
FMI
01:04:44
Have a large corp client that just signed an agreement for Jan 2021, and their SVP would like to cancel the agreement with no penalty. They feel that it is in their best interest to cancel all large events into next year because a vaccine is not in place and it will not be safe. Would FM apply since this event is mainly top clients~ would this be a good business decision.
Lisette Garrity
01:06:06
my suggestion for may events is that you have to wait and see what the state mandates and other official mandates are before cancelling. You can wait until late April before officially cancelling a May event in the hopes that authorities make decisions that you could use FM.
simon melser
01:07:26
Denver has the same ordinance as Austin !!
Scott Williamson
01:08:52
can you talk about the "Frustration" argument? our clients a rea ll small businesses who are laying off workers (potential attendees) our market conditions are radically different today than they were a month ago.
patty
01:09:02
The city of Louisville has a ban on group events, but there is no expiration date to the ban. How do you legally handle a "ban" with no expiration for a meeting that is suppose to actualize in June?
Steven Long
01:09:03
This all comes down to negotiating and working with our partners to come up with mutually beneficial circumstances. We must approach our partners compassionately and we will all be able to work it out.
Maral
01:09:05
What are some successful re-negotiation tips/ideas you can provide? If a contract cannot be cancelled or too soon to change the date, for example.
bryanrippeon
01:09:31
What if the planning company is based in a location that is under local orders to shelter in place therefore they cannot go to host the event, but the event is in a location with more lenient regulations?
Donna’s iPhone
01:11:32
if we are rescheduling or entering into new booking agreements for the coming year, you mentioned putting into a contingency clause - would hotels consider allowing customers to cancel based on it’s reasonable concerns for its participant’s safety?
Keith Hymel
01:12:00
As we navigate the future or continuing with the meeting or rebooking...what expectations should we have for hotels to ensure they do not have any infected employees, specific new training on hygiene, sanitation, etc. and outline all steps they are doing to service the group.
Khánh
01:12:37
Besides seeing the hotel as a partner, what else can we do to have a positive and successful relationship moving forward?
cvk
01:12:57
Thank you very much, this was great!
pstein
01:13:16
Great information, thank you Lisa and everyone! Stay safe.
Samantha
01:13:26
Thank you, insightful
Morgan B
01:13:38
was this recorded?
MAYERXBP
01:13:43
This was very helpful. Thank you!
Brenda Hamill
01:13:44
Thank you, very helpful and informative.
Jennie Silverman
01:13:46
Thank you for hosting this webinar, this was so helpful! Really great content.
Mallory Irizarry
01:13:50
Thank you so much!! This was very insightful!
Rosie Robinson SCNA Staff
01:13:55
thank you this will very helpful
williamgoodman
01:13:56
Thanks……and Everyone….Stay Safe / from your New York partner!
Jeff Sacre
01:14:01
recorded?????
ORCA
01:14:01
Will the link to the recorded webinar be made available to us?
Carrie.Huffhines
01:14:04
This has been very helpful. Thank you for the invitation to listen.
marielamurphy
01:14:06
Thank you. Great webinar with great info.
GSA Admin
01:14:07
Thank you for doing this. Very helpful.
Joanne
01:14:10
will we receive the recording?
Nan Lindstrom
01:14:12
thank you.
Maral
01:14:12
Thank you to the CD leadership team. Stay safe, Maral from PHP Agency!
JodyBrooks
01:14:12
Much appreciated and great insight shared!
rnizio
01:14:13
Thank you for this useful information
Steven Long
01:14:16
Yes is was recorded….
Ryan Gleeson
01:14:17
Thanks Keith and Rob. Be safe.
Morgan B
01:14:19
Thank you so much!
joy.meyers
01:14:20
Would love to have a follow-up webinar in 30 days on the same topic!
Joanne
01:14:22
thank you
Gwen Brown
01:14:23
Great information. Thank you.
SInayatulla
01:14:23
THank you.
Gina Vina
01:14:24
Thank you. Very helpful!
arushing
01:14:24
Thanks. Be well everyone.
VUlrich
01:14:25
Great webinar - thanks so much
TCummings
01:14:25
Thank you Lisa and CD. Hopefully, we can get an association attorney on the next call.
camilleabbe
01:14:27
Thank you!
Maricel Herrera
01:14:27
Thank you!
TMoran
01:14:29
Stay well everyone