* Gunnar Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005-10-07 16:57:43]: > 1- About Andreas' question regarding payments (suggesting 30-30-30-10, > with one payment after the end of the conference): > > They cannot accept payment after the conference - It's the place's > policy, and they always work like that. do they have any way to put our worries to rest even though they get all the money ahead of time? do we have any security or bargining position? do they intent to meet us half way regarding the risk? possible ways are to reduce the price (which would be something like a 30-30-30-0 (c: If they dont do that (which they wont) you could also ask for contacts of former conferences held there and talk to those and see how those went from the perspective of the customer, so we could learn from them. perhaps you mexican guys could do some clever (google?) searching to find previous customers independently. more recent customers would be better. That would allow us to improve your converence by avoiding their mistakes and perhaps nail down some special things in the contract or communicate with the hotel especially about those problems (should they be applicable to us).
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