From planner-supplier relationships, AV management and safety, here are more industry challenges and solutions.
As meeting and event planners, you are incredibly powerful. But, to quote Stan Lee’s Spider-Man, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”
Meeting planners can’t keep the Euro from collapsing or prevent a double-dip U.S. recession. But they can prepare to be their own best advocates.
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 […]
The current economic crisis is forcing everyone in the meetings industry to get creative with strategic solutions to meet client needs, ease budget concerns and keep events from being canceled. Cutting back has been the primary cure-all. “[We’re seeing] chicken instead of beef, shorter reception times, less audio visual, simpler staging and simpler décor,” says […]