What is your
to cut meeting costs?
“One method is to book our events far
enough in advance to secure great hotel rates with minimal, if any,
Inge Hafkemeyer, CMM
Convention and Meeting Manager
International Association of Administrative Professionals
Kansas City, Mo.
“Secure long-term existing contracts
with good vendors. We’ve done so with our audiovisual provider,
decorator and photographer, and we’ve saved quite a bit over the
Lora J. Di Padova-Tannehill,
Director of Scientific Meetings
American Society of Neuroradiology
Oak Brook, Ill.
“Ask your hotel contact if there are
florals on site that you can use rather than ordering them from a
Senior Meeting Planner
Strategic Meeting Solutions Inc.
Marina del Rey, Calif.
“My current favorites are bundling and
sending convention and meeting marketing materials with other
periodicals -- we saved more than $20,000 per year that way --
recycling name badges and reusing signs for multiple meetings.”
Renee J. Lewis, CMP
Director, Publishing and Event Services
American Concrete Institute
Farmington Hills, Mich.