How to keep staff motivated, tailor your product to the economy and meet event planner expectations were some of the solutions discussed at this event, held on Feb. 24, 2010 in Austin, Texas, which gathered current PYM partners together to discuss current sales and marketing challenges in the meetings industry.
The PYM Town Hall: State of the Industry event was a partner appreciation luncheon hosted by Plan Your Meetings and held at Dave and Busters’ Dallas-Frisco location on March 5, 2009. The event was designed to be a group “think-tank” session between PYM advertising partners. The list of questions divided among the tables was created […]
The PYM Town Hall: State of the Industry event was a partner appreciation luncheon hosted by Plan Your Meetings and held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Jan. 29, 2009. It was the second of its kind, the first having convened in July 2008. The event was designed to be a group “think-tank” session between […]
At the end of the 2009 PYM Town Hall: State of the Industry luncheon in Atlanta, representatives from each table presented their findings to the group. Here are summaries of what was presented.
Questions asked at this table included: How are you filling the void left by canceled business? and What is your biggest challenge, and solutions you’ve found?
Questions asked at this table included: What marketing methods are giving you the best ROI? and If you are operating with a skeleton crew, how are you maintaining high levels of customer service?
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of conducting a brainstorming session with meeting planners about the challenges they’re facing right now and what some of the solutions are. Whether you attended or not, I think everyone can benefit from some of the advice your peers have on dealing with toxic bosses, contract negotiations, dealing with attrition, […]
More than 40 representatives from hotels, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), special facilities and other meetings industry suppliers recently gathered in Atlanta to discuss current economic challenges and potential solutions at the Plan Your Meetings (PYM) Town Hall: State of the Industry luncheon…