Strategic meetings management (SMM) is, without a doubt, important, yet too often internal clients and stakeholders hinder SMM implementation.
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In recent years, corporations have increased scrutiny of the way money is spent on large meetings. But according to a Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Management Institute Survey, it’s small meeting management that could provide the biggest cost savings. Nearly two-thirds of all meetings host 25 or fewer people, the survey indicates, and the collective spend […]
Here’s one more reason to buy an iPad: Certain Meetings 6.0 launched today. In addition to its full suite of strategic meetings management solutions, Certain Meetings 6.0 also offers mobile, social networking and e-mail marketing campaign features that can be managed from the meeting planner’s smartphone, laptop or tablet. “Today, [attendees] are showing up with […]
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, […]
Does your company have a strategic meetings management (SMM) program in place? If not, it may be missing an important opportunity to cut costs and control meeting spend. SMM programs define a company’s standard operating procedure for planning meetings and events. Some companies require every meeting request be registered with the strategic meetings management department. […]
Although the perception of meetings is not as big a concern as it was a few years ago, the intense scrutiny the industry experienced in 2008-09 will continue to influence how meetings and events are designed going forward. Budgets will remain tight, there still will be fewer perks for attendees, and planners will continue to downscale […]