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Speaking Agreement (Individual)


This Speaking Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") is entered into and shall be effective as of

(hereinafter referred to as the "Effective date")

By and Between

(hereinafter referred to as the “Speaker”), residing at

and NextStage LLC (hereinafter referred to as the "Company")

WHEREAS the Speaker agrees to honor the speaking engagement at the event

WHEREAS the Speaker has the expertise and experience required to speak at the event described herein.

THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and commitments contained herein, the Parties do hereby agree as follows.

Company Specifications

The Speaker shall align with the Company's specifications as mentioned below:

1. The Speaker shall engage the Company's audience for the scheduled time slot not to exceed 45 minutes.

2. The Theme of the Speaker's speech shall be aligned to the Program's topics.

3. The Speaker shall align with the event's Purpose and not digress from the Theme.

4. The Speaker shall refrain from using foul language.

5. The Speaker shall adhere to the decorum of the event.

6. The Speaker shall not raise liability concerns for the Company.

Event Description

The Speaker shall speak at Carinext - Caribbean Tech Summit 2024 event.

The details of which are as follows:

• Date: January 19-22, 2024

• Venue: Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas and Coco Cay, The Bahamas

• Time: As indicated in the Progam*

• Speaker Slot: As indicated in the Program*

• Dress Code: Smart casual

Note: *The final version of the Program shall available to the Speaker 30 days prior to the event. The Speaker shall reach the Venue at least 4 hours before the event begins. This shall help the Speaker be familiar with the location, learn the event flow, rehearse and test audio quality.

Terms and Conditions

1. Complimentary package

Interior Cabin accomodation

Meals and soft drinks

2. Term

This Agreement shall start on the Effective Date and shall end post the completion of the event.

3. Intellectual Property

Any proprietary information shared by the Speaker during the tenure of the Agreement is rightfully the Speaker's existing intellectual property. The Company shall not claim any ownership over such intellectual property. However, ownership may be claimed only if the Speaker agrees in writing, to transfer such rights to the Company.

4. Recording

The Company may record all or part of the Speaker's presentation. The master copy of the recording shall be available to the Speaker through the digital platform of the Company. The Company shall keep the recording for only on the digital platform use only and shall not sell these copies. Should the Company wish to make other recording or distribution arrangements, the Company shall seek written permission from the Speaker.

Please Note: The event shall see the footfall of media channels, and therefore, requests such as photographs, sound bytes, etc., may be entertained. The Company shall specify the limitations regarding such activities to the Media, and the Speaker shall abide by the same.

5. Equipment and Materials Specifications

The Company shall provide to the Speaker with the following equipment and materials:

Audio equipment (microphone on stage)

Projection equipment (back screen and/or videoprojector on stage)

Writing pad and pens

Please Note: The event location shall have the necessary standard equipment and amnenities. If additional equipment and materials are required, the Speaker shall in writing extend such requests. The Company shall provide the needful on the basis of the feasibility of such requirements.

6. Payment Policy

The Company agrees shall not pay the Speaker representing a Corporation in accordance with the provision of Anti-Corruption laws of the European Uion.

7. Cancellation

Both Parties may cancel the Agreement without obligation to the other; as per the requirements mentioned below:

1. Written notice of such cancellation to be provided at least 30 calendar days before the date of the event.

2. If such notice is not given, the following rules shall be adhered to:

a. If the Speaker or cancels, it shall pay compensation for the expenses incurred by Company. The notable inclusions are cost of tickets, accommodation and meals, in the limit of €2.500.

b. If the Company cancels, the Speaker shall not pretend to any compensation from the Company.

8. Relationship of the Parties

The Speaker, in the performance of this Agreement, shall act in the capacity of an independent Agreementor and not as a partner, agent, or employee, of the Company.

9. Liability

The Speaker agrees to provide its own liability insurance. This insurance shall safeguard the Speaker against any claims resulting from injuries and/or damages to property and person at the event.

10. Backstage Guests

The Speaker agrees to notify the Company in advance about such guests who shall be using the backstage. The guests shall conform to the decorum of the event. If any violation occurs, the guests shall be asked to leave the backstage premises with immediate effect.

11. Confidentiality

During the speech, both Parties shall disclose private information such as the Speaker's qualification, background, expertise, etc. In addition, information such as Company strategy, mergers, aspirations, etc. Both parties shall only disclose such information that has been mutually agreed upon. Disclosure of excess information shall be considered as a violation of the terms of this Agreement.

12. Warranty

1. The Speaker warrants that it has the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to perform the speaking services at the event.

2. The Speaker shall take special care while providing such services.

13. Dispute Resolution

In the event, a dispute arises between the parties with regard to the rights or duties mentioned in this Agreement, or in the event of a breach of this Agreement by either party, the parties agree to meet and confer in a good faith effort to resolve the dispute.

14. Indemnification

Each Party indemnifies and holds harmless the other Party and its authorized persons from and against all losses suffered or incurred by them arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.

15. Miscellaneous Terms

1. Notice: Any all notices to the parties, physical or digital, shall be made to the respective parties through their certified mailing address.

2. Governing Law: The Agreement and all the terms contained herein shall be governed by and construed as per the laws of the France and the European Union.

3. Severability: In the event that any provision in this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provisions of this Agreement and all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.

4. Force Majeure: If either Party is unable to perform its obligations under the terms of this Agreement because of acts of God, strikes, equipment or transmission failure or damage reasonably beyond its control, or other causes, the Parties shall not be held liable for such damages.

5. Assignment: This Agreement herein is binding upon the Parties and all other affiliates of the Parties undersigned. The Speaker shall refrain from assigning this Agreement, partially or as a whole, to any third party without mutual written consent.

6. Amendments: No modification or waiver of the provisions of this Agreement shall be valid or binding on either Party unless in writing and signed by both Parties.

7. Legal and Binding Agreement: This Agreement is legal and binding between the Parties as stated above. This Agreement may be entered into and is legal and binding in the courts of France. The Parties each represent that they have the authority to enter into this Agreement.

8. Entire Agreement: This Agreement and other annexures, therefore, constitute the entire Agreement between the Parties concerning the subject matter hereof and thus, supersedes all prior Agreements, purchases, understandings, and negotiations, written or phonated, between the Parties.

Acceptance and Signature

The Parties hereby agree to the terms and conditions of the Agreement and provide their acceptance by signing below:

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