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The challenges continue to mount for meeting professionals! With increased pressures and expectations, Meeting Planners are continuously absorbed in the details, so their participants can be captivated in their meetings.
As budgets remain the same and expectations continue to rise, planners must continue to not only work smarter, but also more strategically with increased efficiency. Therefore, Meeting Planners are required to work within the intersection between clever and creative, in order to strike the right balance between what is being spent, compared to what their company will be getting in return. So, what can help you create a successful meeting, incentive or an event?
Here are some ideas:
Vendors: Everyone is being creative and looking for new ways to save, but who you contract with will have a direct impact on your brand and reputation. On The Vine will ensure your vendors that reliability and follow-through are among the most important things.
Negotiate: A hotel, a car/shuttle service, registration management and set-up fees, site selection or conference resource firm – everything is negotiable, but everything has a price. On The Vine uses purchasing power to pass the savings on to you.
Terms: Terms have just as much value as the dollars you save. On The Vine works with contracts to ensure that rates, dates and space are to your exact events standards. We also understand that liability, as well as attrition rate, are key to each contract, as these two items will also have a financial impact on your budget.
Everyone in this industry has to show professional worth. Our On the Vine Meeting, Incentives and Events team works in a culture of action and imagination. Tap into our expertise, leverage our strength to your advantage, and get all that you deserve. Allow us to demonstrate our value to you.