2012 PYM Town Hall San Francisco: State of the Industry report

The PYM State of the Industry roundtable was a dinner held in San Francisco, with national and local meeting industry professionals, in October 2012. Click here to download a transcript of the meeting. In attendance: Corporate planner (global business services) Corporate planner (global business services) Corporate planner (technology company) Corporate planner (technology company) Independent/third-party planner (various industries) Association planner (financial industry) Caesars Entertainment (host/moderator/supplier) Caesars Entertainment [...] More

Make a splash with corporate meeting planners

Plan Your Meetings (PYM) planners consistently say that they know the city or region they will be planning in, and their first step is gathering information for potential locations online. When PYM planners are researching destinations and venues at PlanYourMeetings.com, are you the first thing they learn about? Make a splash when planners are in buying mode. Your full-screen message is [...] More

Still trying to fill 2013 dates? Plan Your Meetings can help.

Corporate group business is steadily increasing, but its booking window is still short-term. If you’re having difficulty filling up 2013 dates, let Plan Your Meetings put you in touch with this hard-to-reach market that provides a constant stream of in-the-year/for-the-year business. We connect you with corporate meeting planners digitally, online, in print and face-to-face through [...] More

Meeting & Event Suppliers: 3 reasons you need to partner with PYM LIVE Events

1) Planners pay to attend. We don’t bus them in or recycle the same group of planners from city to city. Your sales team is guaranteed to meet a planner they’ve never met before at each PYM LIVE. 2) You get to meet hard-to-reach corporate meeting planners in an intimate setting that fosters new relationships. Plan Your Meetings’ [...] More

Turn website lurkers into hot leads with Planner Toolbox

Most meeting planners do their research at night or on the weekends when no one on your sales team is available. They prowl your site, but often leave no trace that they were there. Plan Your Meetings’ Planner Toolbox is an educational portal that captures their attention and their contact information, so your sales team can offer the [...] More

2012 PYM Town Hall Austin: State of the Industry report

Table of contents for 2012 Town Hall Austin2012 PYM Town Hall Austin: State of the Industry reportThe PYM State of the Industry Roundtable was a dinner held in Austin, Texas, with national and local meeting industry professionals in May 2012. Click here to download a transcript of this session. In attendance: Director of in-market sales for an [...] More

Cost-saving strategies and solutions to industry challenges

Despite reassurances that the recession is over, corporate purse strings aren’t getting any looser. And that, coupled with increasing hotel and transportation costs and short booking windows, is leaving meeting and event planners feeling pinched. On the meeting supply side, hotel and convention sales managers are having a hard time connecting with potential clients and maintaining [...] More