Goals, group size and budget should be at the top of your list when you’re planning team-building activities.
In “Meeting technology 101,” I discussed some technologies that save meeting planners time. Now I’d like to look at some of the tools that can save you money…
Meetings and event expenditures can represent up to 60 percent of a company’s transient business travel costs and 1.5 percent of its revenues, but many companies don’t have a cohesive meeting and event spending strategy. If they did, they could save an average of 10 to 25 percent of that meetings and event spend annually, […]
This is a relationship-based business. But with hotels struggling to keep their doors open and planners wrestling with tighter booking windows and even tighter budgets, it’s sometimes hard to remember that the relationship between planners and suppliers isn’t supposed to be adversarial. In this Knowledge Series video, we take a look at ways to strengthen […]
Planning meetings and events are difficult enough. Factor in the economy and bosses or clients with high expectations and even lower budgets and you’ve got an equation for madness. Or, at the very least, an opportunity for a gullible miscalculation. Everyone knows the saying, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” […]
A first-time exhibitor recently arrived on-site at a major meetings industry trade show with company check in hand and instructions from her boss in mind: rent a few furniture items for the booth. No problem, right? Upon speaking with show services providers, the exhibitor was floored to learn that she would have to pay $500+ […]