When our venue lost Internet days before our event, it required MacGyver-like action.
Ask domestic meeting planners what their three biggest challenges are and they’ll say: budgets, lead times and keeping up with new technology. PYM can help.
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 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 […]
The word “stimulus” is on everyone’s lips. From corporate presidents to the President of the United States, stimulating an economy in recession and reviving fallen businesses seems to be the main topic of conversation. The word also applies to the workforce: A stimulated employee is usually a motivated one. However, recent media and government criticism […]
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 […]