What have planners been struggling with this year? Contract negotiations and budgets, is what they’re telling us. So at our first-ever PYM LIVE in Alexandria, Va./Washington, D.C., we asked planners and supplier for some tips.
The question, “What’s the most outrageous thing a venue has attempted to bill you or a client for?”, provoked hundreds of responses across several LinkedIn groups. Part I told the planner’s perspective. Part II explored the issue from the supplier’s perspective. In this final installment, it’s time to take a look at some ways planners […]
“What’s the most outrageous thing a venue has ever attempted to bill you or a client for?” It seemed like an innocuous enough question when I posted it to about five of the meetings and events-related groups I belong to on LinkedIn. When I subsequently received more than 500 comments — nearly 400 on the […]
Planning a basic meeting is not as cut-and-dried as everyone wants to make it, because every meeting has its own personality. Before you can plan one, you need to know three things: The purpose of the meeting. What you want to accomplish. How much you have to spend – a.k.a., the budget. Once you know […]
Get industry professionals talking about exhibiting costs, and the topic tends to divert into two distinct areas of focus: Why is everything so expensive, and what can be done about it? Previous installments of this three-part series explored diverse views and opinions regarding various aspects of the expense factor. Now it’s time to talk about […]