Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
Presentation: Understanding Contracts
Today in the meetings and hospitality community the power of the contract dictates so much of what we do. This program will help you have a better appreciation as to not only the basics of contracts but more importantly how you make contracts work for you. The concept of negotiation in today’s marketplace whether it be for hotels, vendor contracts and the like becomes ever so much more important in protecting the integrity of what your association does not to mention how you shift liability away from you.
Join Jonathan T. Howe, MPI’s legal counsel, in reviewing all aspects of contract law and more importantly the practical aspects of how you can make your contract work for you.
- Have a better appreciation of contract law overall without being bogged down with legal gobble-d-gook.
- Best practices for negotiations and contract clauses which may be obvious but so often overlooked
- Share your experiences and learn from this interactive program.
Jonathan T. Howe’s Bio:
He serves as general counsel for Meeting Professionals International and the International Live Events Association, among others. He also is general counsel for the prestigious Association Committee of 100 sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a founder, past President and board member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys and was the inaugural recipient of the Academy Hospitality Industry Attorney of the Year. He is the legal editor for MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS and THE MEETING PROFESSIONAL. His M&C column, Law and the Planner, was named the best monthly trade publication column by the Society of Business Publication Editors. He is the special advisor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel and also served as the first chair of the Convention Industry Council APEX panel on industry contracts.
He is one of few lawyers to have argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.