Apparently management and the vendors are complaining that the delegates are coming in with food stuffs from outside vendors.
This is amazing info, shouldn't surprise me.
Earlier this year I helped negotiate the rental of Selland Arena here in Fresno for a Color Guard competition that my daughter's high school hosted. They were ADAMANT that they wanted NO OTHER FOOD sold (they did let us sell rice bowls from Dai Ichi as a fundraiser) --.
It had a lot to do with the fact that Venue Management (SMG) has pre-set contract with vendor suppliers. In this case, a supplier named "Center Plate" has the Fresno contract for all SMG managed facilities (hope I remember right).
They were a pleasure to work with, it's just that business is business.
The JWs could resolve this so easily, allow the food vendor at the arena to open and run a concession stand. If people don't want to buy the concession food, that's their choice. However the JWs have taken a moral high road on the fact that their people obey orders, and this is the basis that they negotiated the contract on.
So imagine you have told the Venue Mgmt team that 'your people' will only be bringing HOME MADE food in coolers, and that this is why you 'don't need' their food vendor to open.
How embarrassing to have commercial food wrappers left around.
This idea is brilliantly simple.