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March Satellite Educational Program

March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm EDT

The PCMA Southeast Chapter is excited to continue expanding our Educational Events within our chapter’s region. Even if you cannot make it to this event, why not forward it to a friend or colleague? Thank you for sharing the exciting news!

Join us Friday, March 23 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL for the PCMA SE March Satellite Educational Event.

John Foster, Esq. will present “Force Majeure and Disaster Planning.

Program Schedule:
9:00am – 9:30am: Registration
9:30am – 11:30am: Educational Session: “Hotel Contracts Boot Camp
11:30am – 12:00pm: Registration & Networking
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch and Educational Program: “Force Majeure and Disaster Planning
1:30pm – 2:30pm: CSR Activity – Foundation for Hospital Art

Program Descriptions:

Hotel Contracts Boot Camp is geared toward experienced planners and taught by hospitality industry legal expert, John Foster, Esq. Learn legal tips including contract review steps, penalties vs. damages, attrition and cancellation, and much more. The session continues at lunch with When Bad Things Happen to Good Meetings, a closer look at force majeure and disaster planning.


Following lunch, participate in a fun, feel-good CSR project with the Foundation for Hospital Art. Paint colorful murals that will be donated to area hospitals and learn how you can use a “PaintFest” with your own colleagues and programs.

About the Presenter:
John S. Foster, Esq. CHME is an attorney and counsel whose firm Foster, Jensen & Gulley, LLC specializes in the legal aspects of meetings & conventions, trade shows & events, and association management. John is outside counsel to Meeting Professionals International (MPI) in reviewing industry contracts and handling other legal issues. He has been an associate or general counsel for over four hundred (400) national and regional associations and companies since 1986 and has been named nine times as one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry by MeetingNews. His peers have also voted John a Special Recognition Award as “Corporate Member of the Year” through the Georgia Society of Association Executives. PCMA Members voted John “Author of the Year.” John’s professional experience includes twelve (12) years as a director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, and Holiday Inns and he holds the Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive (CHME) designation from HSMAI. John is also a founding member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA) and is active in ASAE, MPI, PCMA, and IAEE. He is the legal columnist for Convene, published by PCMA, and the author of three books on the legal aspects of meetings and conventions: Meeting & Facility Contracts, Meetings & Liability and Independent Meeting Planners & the Law. John is also a co-author for PCMA’s Professional Meeting Management book, chapter on “Contracts in the Meetings Industry”. He has also served as a Subject Matter Expert on legal issues for MPI and as an MPI Platinum Speaker. John is a well-known expert in the association and hospitality industry and he speaks frequently at industry events worldwide.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821

Attire: Business casual

Registration fees:
Professional Member: $20.00
Associate Professional Member: $20.00
Supplier Partner Member: $65.00
Associate Supplier Partner Member: $65.00
Faculty Member: $45.00
Student Member: $20.00
Non-Member Planner: $25.00
Non-Member Supplier $85.00
Non-Member Faculty $65.00
Non-Member Student $20.00
Onsite Registration $30.00 for Planners; $70.00 for Suppliers


PCMA Southeast is an approved CMP provider. This Program’s CMP clock hours are pending approval.




Don’t delay! Online registration closes at 12pm on Wednesday, March 21. You do not want to miss this PCMA SE Program!



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March 23, 2018
9:00 am– 2:30 pm
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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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