Budgeting

Budgeting by DesignNovember 1, 2017
The Art of Scrimping and Saving on Everything — Except the Attendee Experience By Patrick Simms

The guiding principle for any cost-saving strategy should be to preserve the quality of the experience for the attendees, because that is the basis for ROI.

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Budgeting for 2016January 1, 2016
Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions By Patrick Simms

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

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The Final BillJanuary 1, 2015
Don't Get Blindsided by Extra Charges That Inflate Meeting Costs By Gabi Logan

Savvy planners are finding that finely tuned contract processes and working their network help to keep budgets in line.

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Meeting BudgetsApril 1, 2014
How Savvy Planners Navigate Wisely and Sail Through a Seller's Market By Stella Johnson

Nowadays the budgeting process is more complex. Planners are more entrenched in strategic meetings management, and therefore more concerned about return on investment and meeting business goals than they are about just event costs.

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As Optimism Reigns and Conservative Ways Continue By John Buchanan

Although the meeting industry is flourishing again, budgets remain tight in most organizations — and virtually every significant expenditure is under unprecedented scrutiny due to the increasing impact of strategic meetings management programs. “Budgets are running really very tight,” says Peter Duncan, CMP, senior program manager at independent meeting planning company Meetings & Incentives Inc. […]

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