Piggyback for the Piggy Bank

lotsodollarsBefore you begin spending on equipment rentals, ask the host hotel whether a group immediately before or after yours has similar needs for lighting, A/V equipment and décor. In March, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver facilitated a sharing agreement between back-to-back meetings by Keystone Symposia and the Vancouver Playhouse, and both groups saved about $15,000. (604) 684-3131; fairmont.com/hotelvancouver