Session Scheduler

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Don't Sign That Contract!

Scott Frankel (President, Animatic Media, LLC)

Location: Florentine 1

Date: Sunday, February 18

Time: 12:45pm - 1:15pm

Track: Weddings & Special Events, Business & Operations

Company Role: Event Professionals, Owners & Executives

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

For over 20 years Animatic Media's Scott Frankel has built a business on his ability to save his clients' money, and steer clear of hidden contract terms with hotels, audiovisual companies, internet providers, and vendors of all kinds. This session will teach you how to avoid being cornered into decisions that might blow up your budget or handcuff your abilities to make your events as great as they can be. What do you need to know before you sign a hotel contract? Learn about the "fine print" clauses you need to address that can cost or save you tens of thousands of dollars. Learn to identify things to redline, how to pre-negotiate costs, and how to budget accurately.