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Common Traits of Top Planners

by Louise M. Felsher, CMP, CMM | April 01,2014
Highly effective event professionals share these critical strengths.

Salary Survey

2012 Salary Survey

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01,2012

This is an updated (from our last survey in 2010), comprehensive look at salaries and job satisfaction specific to association, corporate and -- a new feature this year -- independent/third-party meeting planners.

Your Career

Common Traits of Top Planners

Highly effective event professionals share these critical strengths.

Breaking Through the Gray Ceiling

Strategies for finding a new job after age 40

Positioning Yourself For a Better Job

How to keep the momentum going in your professional development.
Planner Basics

California Takes on Liquor Liability

Are hosts responsible for injuries caused by intoxicated guests?

Choosing the Right Webcast Vendor

Important questions to ask, beyond basic features

Making the Most of Meetings Data

How to analyze and act upon key statistics from your events

Planning an Accessible Meeting

How to remove common barriers to people with disabilities.


May 2014 Webcast: Should You Use a Third Party Planner

Description: How do third-party meeting planners work? Learn about the services and pricing models of independent meeting planning companies,...

June 2014 Webcast: Risk Management Basics for Meeting Professionals

Description: You might not have the budget or resources to establish a high-level risk management program. However, all meeting professionals should...

Industry Events



Hilton Head, SC

IMEX Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany


Orlando, FL


Las Vegas, NV

Planner Opportunities

Independent Planner Education Conference

April 13-16, 2014, San Antonio, TX, Are you an independent planner? Meet one on one with suppliers to discover what their destinations offer for your...

Global Interact

May 3- 6, 2014, Cartagena, Colombia Apply to attend Global Interact 2014. Complimentary to qualified planners.
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