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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2011

Handling and receiving costs can add up quickly. When in contract negotiations with your hotel or venue, ask if the receipt and handling of at least two skids or pallets can be complimentary. Lynn Weddermann, CMP, owner of Palm Beach, Fla.-based Plan Ahead Events (planaheadevents-palmbeach.com), saved more than $2,000 in handling fees for her last conference by using this tactic.