What Planners Want in Site Selection Technology

MeetingsNet

A recent GBTA Foundation study finds that, while the technology exists to help meeting professionals throughout the site-sourcing process, just over half—57 percent—say they currently use meeting management technology to plan their events.

Site Selection: Where to Throw a Multisensory Event

Smart Meetings

Site selection often focuses on the things we can see—ballroom size, architecture, even how well the carpets match the theme. The post Site Selection: Where to Throw a Multisensory Event appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Meeting Destination Selection: 10 Questions To Ask Your CVB

EventMB

Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) can be incredibly helpful in site selection and support in making your event happen in their destination. The post Meeting Destination Selection: 10 Questions To Ask Your CVB by Meetings + Conventions Calgary appeared first on [link].

Unique Meeting Space by the Hour in NYC—Believe It

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings TechSpacebase, a website for finding and booking unconventional, non-hotel venues for small meetings, has expanded out of Europe, with a just-launched presence in New York. read more.

16 Things to Know About DMOs and DMCs

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsA couple of experts untangled the DMO/CVB/ DMC relationship during a recent webinar sponsored by empowerMINT, the online information tool from Destination Marketing Association International. read more.

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10 Insights for Improving the RFP Process

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsBy Wendy Laugesen, CMP. What can planners do better in the RFP process? And what do planners want from the hotel? A veteran planner and a hotel exec tell it like it is. read more.

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London: A Fall for the Pound Means a Jump for International Bookings

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Europe/Middle East/Africa Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPsAs many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S. read more.

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Travel bans hurt meetings & progress

Plan Your Meetings

Risk management Travel management Vendor and site selection Hiv Aids Research International Aids Conference travel ban TrumpIn a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court last week upheld President Trump’s travel ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority nations as constitutional.

Airbnb for Incentives: A Case Study

MeetingsNet

Housing/Attrition Incentive Planning/Management Site Selection/RFPsFaced with more qualifiers than rooms, one incentive meeting planner scrambled to think outside the resort. read more.

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Airbnb and Meetings: “A Win for Everyone”

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings TechSan Francisco Travel’s Joe D’Alessandro talks about his city’s tax-then-partner relationship with the home-share giant.

New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Medical MeetingsBenchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections. read more.

London: Where Exchange Rates Go, International Bookings Follow

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Europe/Middle East/Africa Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPsAs many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S. read more.

United CEO Charms GBTA Audience

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical MeetingsOscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better.

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Some benefits of selecting second-tier cities

Plan Your Meetings

The post Some benefits of selecting second-tier cities appeared first on Plan Your Meetings @ Meeting Professionals International. Attendee experience Vendor and site selection second-tier cities

What Amazon’s HQ2 Search Means for the Business Events Industry

PCMA Convene

The e-commerce giant’s RFP and site-selection process yields lessons for event organizers. Hot Springs Sentinel Record. pcma ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

Consolidations Reshaping Business and Events Industry

PCMA Convene

How might the AEG Facilities/SMG deal — the latest move in the mergers-and-acquisitions game that is reshaping the meetings and events industry — impact site selection? pcma.org.

You’re Paying Too Much Interest On Your Conference Organizational Debt

Velvet Chainsaw

Consider your organization’s conference site selection process. Frequently, the site selection process resembles a complicated, convoluted Rube Goldberg contraption. Most organizations pay for it without knowing it. What is it? Conference organizational debt.

Third Party Planners: Grow Your Business with New Revenue Streams

Aventri

The buzz today in site-selection-only firms is, “How can we recoup shrinking margins resulting from hotel commission cuts?” Many third-party planners have relied on site selection as their bread-and-butter for more than a decade. This service was in high demand as corporate planners, short on time and resources, turned to third parties for relief.

Point of View

PCMA Convene

A 30-percent drop in revenue will be devastating to the thousands of independent planners who serve association and corporate clients in the site-selection and event-planning process. On one side, site-selection companies allow hotels to run leaner.

Is paid influencer marketing ethical in the event industry?

Conferences that Work

” “Are there ways that this participation could influence site selection?” Paid influencer marketing is spreading to the event industry, and I doubt that it’s an ethical practice.

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Breaking Down Convene’s Meetings Market Survey: What It Means for Venues

All Seated

What is unstated, but still likely in the crosshairs of belt-tightening, is the pressure for organizers and planners to reduce both the cost of time and travel associated with conducting in-person venue site visits.

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8 Best Practices for Planning Corporate Events

Eventinterface

Site selection can make or break a meeting. Site selection checklist. For any food and beverage brands, it is important to ensure that the venue selected supports the food and beverage brands the client represents. Demographics are huge in site selection.

Cvent: Q3 RFPs Much Higher

Smart Meetings

Bad news for planners: Venue selection may be getting more competitive. The conclusions of the Cvent report support the notion that site selection is much like pumpkin picking.

28th Annual Meetings Market Survey: Slower Growth Ahead

PCMA Convene

This time around, most respondents said they prefer to do things the old-fashioned way when it comes to site selection: Site visits top the list (45 percent said it is their first preference).

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How Meeting Planners Book, Plan, and Execute Their Events

PCMA Convene

The 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey collected information about the number, size, revenue, and budgets for meetings industry during 2015, as well as information about site visits, booking windows, housing, and other topics: .

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5 Top Tips To Help You Organize A Conference in Singapore

Eventinterface

Location and venue play an important part in the site selection process for a conference or event.

7 Smart Moves at Hotel Crescent Court and More

Smart Meetings

He’s based in Thailand and will help planners with site selection and contract negotiation throughout the Asian market. More : 6 Smart Moves: Wellness Edition. Denise Mope Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas’s Uptown neighborhood added Mope as director of sales and marketing.

HelmsBriscoe COO Greg Marlark Talks Rebranding

Connect Your Meetings

It’s also the hallmark of a company celebrating its 25th anniversary this year as one of the industry’s leading site-selection agencies. HelmsBriscoe COO Greg Malark came to the events management company 15 years ago.

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

Connect Your Meetings

It’s no surprise, then, that Midwest residents are perceived as friendly and welcoming, which is always positive when it comes to site selection for your events. If your mental image of the Midwest is more cornfields and gravel roads than world-class museums and fine dining, it’s time to get to know the region a little better.

Associations Hit It Big at Gaming Properties

Connect Your Meetings

This is a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the $240 billion gaming industry, according to the American Gaming Association , as they court meeting planners with renovations, world-class dining options and amenities important in the site selection of other properties.

Prepare for an Experience That Goes Beyond the Ballroom in Tucson, Arizona

Smart Meetings

This connection is evident in the fact that eight of ten meeting planners choose Tucson after a site visit. Site selection isn’t just a matter of who has rooms and where – it’s about culture and the opportunity to have a real experience.

2018 40 Under 40: Jim Clapes

Connect Your Meetings

As a one man show at DPA, I am involved in all aspects of the planning process, including site selection, vendor acquisition and management, contract negotiation, budget development/reconciliation as well as social media outreach and management. Jim Clapes, 37, works in New York City as conference and events manager at the Drug Policy Alliance. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Clapes discusses his passion for the events industry. Connect with Clapes on Instagram.

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The Women (and Men) Tell All: Third-Party Planners Edition

Connect Your Meetings

For many organizations, using meetings procurement companies (aka, third-party planners) like HelmsBriscoe and ConferenceDirect for site selection, contracts and other meeting planning functions is crucial to executing a successful event. I can give them back some of their time by providing support for site selection and contracting, and we do that at no cost to them. I set up all the site visits for them and make sure they are treated like gold.

Health-Care Event Planners Adapt to a Shifting Landscape

SmartMeetings

health-care events this year: It’s also affecting site-selection decisions for meetings scheduled over the next few years.

Customer Feedback: Rethinking the CAB Experience

PCMA Convene

They don’t want to go on site visits unless they’re necessary.”. Other portions of the several-day program took participants out of “the kitchen,” but stuck to the premise of breaking tradition — even when it came to site visits.

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The Political Circus Is Coming to Town(s)

PCMA Convene

Destination Cleveland and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) were heavily involved in their cities’ bids, from serving on host committees to organizing site visits, and now are busy helping set the stage for the conventions. How did your CVB participate in site visits?

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How Columbus Lured IFLA Back to the U.S. After 16 Years

Connect Your Meetings

From there, it was all hands on deck to “roll out the red carpet” for the site-selection team, says Losinski. The site visit was very personalized. At the concluding reception, the president of IFLA said this had not been a normal experience for a site visit, and that it may have been the best one they’d ever had.

AMEX Study: Increasing Hotel Costs and Lower Commissions Could Cut into Meeting Agendas

Smart Meetings

Site selection often requires some give and take on both sides of the negotiating table.

Smart Meetings Celebrates 4 Folio Eddie/Ozzie Wins

SmartMeetings

Site Selector ; Best B-to-B series of articles in the travel sector for the April issue’s Women Rising Up special feature; Best B-to-B media kit; and Best B-to-B annual or one-shot supplement for Smart Meetings’ Culinary Guide to the Midwest supplement.

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New Independent Planner Group Announces Expanded Lobbying Role, Member Dues

SmartMeetings

He hopes to leverage a critical mass of independent members as numerous as any of the big four site-selection companies, to secure better pricing than any of the members can get on their own.

Prepare for an Experience That Goes Beyond the Ballroom in Tucson, Arizona

Smart Meetings

This connection is evident in the fact that eight of ten meeting planners choose Tucson after a site visit. Site selection isn’t just a matter of who has rooms and where – it’s about culture and the opportunity to have a real experience.

Spearin Doctrine: A Construction Case Described in A Tweet!

BizBash

In order to build the dry-dock in the site selected for it, the contractor was required to relocate a portion of a sewer that ran through the specified site.

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The Event-Changing Magic of Site Visits

SmartMeetings

Try to make your site visit at the same time of day that a delegate would be travelling to the site. Conference Care New Business Manager Gary Hutton, suggests asking to talk to the audio/visual team during a site visit. “A