You’ve developed an RFP for your meeting, distributed it, received proposals from interested properties, created a spreadsheet for comparing properties and have narrowed down the list of all the potentials to the properties that look the best on paper. Your next step should be a site inspection of your top properties in order to determine […]
This February, PYM will spend a lot of time in the great state of Texas for our PYM LIVE Dallas & Austin events. I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to a veteran Austin-based planner, Paula J. Rigling, CAE, CMP. Paula is the president of Meeting Planning Professionals, and has focused her business on working with associations, educational groups and pharmaceutical companies. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1994, her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1996, and received the Professional Excellence Award from the Texas Society of Association Executives in 1998.