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Careful Calculating and Negotiating Can Help Planners Achieve Event Goals

Planning event budgets can be challenging. However, the more planners know about formulating, tracking and managing budgets, the more they can stretch spending.

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Careful Calculating and Negotiating Can Help Planners Achieve Event Goals

Planning event budgets can be challenging. However, the more planners know about formulating, tracking and managing budgets, the more they can stretch spending.

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Planners Can Bargain if They Know the Value of Their Business and Show Flexibility

To get the best deals, planners must raise their negotiating game by thinking like sales managers, knowing the value of their business and being more flexible with dates, rates, meeting space and other logistics.

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Planners Can Bargain if They Know the Value of Their Business and Show Flexibility

To get the best deals, planners must raise their negotiating game by thinking like sales managers, knowing the value of their business and being more flexible with dates, rates, meeting space and other logistics.

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Their Assistance and Availability Helps Planners Succeed

Suppose a planner arranges for a group to drive between several restaurants for a dine-around. The planner checks a map to estimate the travel times based on the shortest routes between restaurants.

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Their Assistance and Availability Helps Planners Succeed

Suppose a planner arranges for a group to drive between several restaurants for a dine-around. The planner checks a map to estimate the travel times based on the shortest routes between restaurants.

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New Technology Leads the Way for Meetings of the Future

Twenty years ago, most planners depended on binders, folders and other paper-based systems. My, how things have changed.

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New Technology Leads the Way for Meetings of the Future

Twenty years ago, most planners depended on binders, folders and other paper-based systems. My, how things have changed.

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With Minorities Becoming the Majority, Inclusive Meetings are Key to Success

Planning diverse/multicultural corporate meetings was once a niche endeavor for planners because attendees, speakers and panelists were predominately white males. Those days are steadily coming to an end.

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With Minorities Becoming the Majority, Inclusive Meetings are Key to Success

Planning diverse/multicultural corporate meetings was once a niche endeavor for planners because attendees, speakers and panelists were predominately white males. Those days are steadily coming to an end.

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Paying attention to key details can ensure your meeting (and career) is a success.

Planners wage a never-ending battle against Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong probably will. That’s why it’s rare that events proceed completely flawless from beginning to end. Events typically can survive minor slip-ups, some of which attendees may not even notice. But big blunders can ruin an event or make attendees so […]

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Paying attention to key details can ensure your meeting (and career) is a success.

Planners wage a never-ending battle against Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong probably will. That’s why it’s rare that events proceed completely flawless from beginning to end. Events typically can survive minor slip-ups, some of which attendees may not even notice. But big blunders can ruin an event or make attendees so […]

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Planners Can Feel Lucky About the City’s Renovation, Expansion and New Development

There was once a perception that Atlantic City was in a slump due to closing resorts, fewer meetings and visitors and an over-dependence on gaming. However, these days nothing could be further from the truth.

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Planners Can Feel Lucky About the City’s Renovation, Expansion and New Development

There was once a perception that Atlantic City was in a slump due to closing resorts, fewer meetings and visitors and an over-dependence on gaming. However, these days nothing could be further from the truth.

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Meetings at Gaming Resorts Have Attendees Working (and Playing) Hard

Competition among gaming resorts for meetings is heating up as more venues nationwide expand and open new properties. Las Vegas and Atlantic City remain the top casino resort destinations, however, a variety of smaller destinations also aim to attract more events. Burgeoning competitors range from properties in the Southwest nestled amid stunning scenery to small-town destinations in Pennsylvania.

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Meetings at Gaming Resorts Have Attendees Working (and Playing) Hard

Competition among gaming resorts for meetings is heating up as more venues nationwide expand and open new properties. Las Vegas and Atlantic City remain the top casino resort destinations, however, a variety of smaller destinations also aim to attract more events. Burgeoning competitors range from properties in the Southwest nestled amid stunning scenery to small-town destinations in Pennsylvania.

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How to Leverage the Relationship for Better Meeting Outcomes

Planning a meeting, especially one that is large, complex or takes place in an unfamiliar location, can be a formidable task. Planners overwhelmed with stretching tight budgets and juggling multiple daily tasks may lack the time to handle every meeting detail.

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How to Leverage the Relationship for Better Meeting Outcomes

Planning a meeting, especially one that is large, complex or takes place in an unfamiliar location, can be a formidable task. Planners overwhelmed with stretching tight budgets and juggling multiple daily tasks may lack the time to handle every meeting detail.

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Don’t Let Drive-Time Snafus Kick Your Meeting to the Curb

No one congratulates planners when ground transportation runs smoothly. But suppose a bus on its way to pick up attendees has an accident, gets stuck in heavy traffic, breaks down or becomes lost?

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Don’t Let Drive-Time Snafus Kick Your Meeting to the Curb

No one congratulates planners when ground transportation runs smoothly. But suppose a bus on its way to pick up attendees has an accident, gets stuck in heavy traffic, breaks down or becomes lost?

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