Breaking the BankNovember 7, 2022
Budgets Will Require Focusing on Meeting Cost Reduction By Nancy Mueller

As the industry recovers with live and face-to-face events on the upswing, how best can organizers plan a realistic budget that still meets clients,’ attendees’ and host organizations’ expectations?

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Innovative SponsorshipsSeptember 15, 2021
A Few Ideas to Find Partners During the Economic Downturn By Christine Loomis

We asked four experts how they see sponsorship challenges today, how they think the situation will evolve and what creative strategies they’ve employed to negotiate successful sponsorships in a pandemic.

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Budget Planning for Online Events Is Different From Planning for Face-to-Face By Nancy Mueller

How to make the most of the meeting budget…

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Creative Cost-CuttingNovember 1, 2017
How to Find Savings in Key Areas Without Compromising the Experience By Maura Keller

Association meeting planners, recognizing the need to get the most bang for their buck, are expected to show budget restraint for all-out events that will generate maximum return on investment.

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Above Average Experiences at a Below Average Cost By Ron Bernthal

Cities where planners can leverage less obvious costs to meet their bottom line.

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Creative Ways to Capture Added Income From a Variety of Sources By Mark Rowh

Successful programs can fund special projects and enhance membership benefits.

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Strike a Deal That Gives All Parties a Fair Shake By John Buchanan

Negotiations take on greater significance for planners as a strong seller’s market drives up costs across the board.

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The Tables Have TurnedDecember 1, 2012
Negotiating the Resurgent Seller’s Market By Stella Johnson

For those who engage in contract negotiations by profession, it might seem that an association meeting planner’s job is a dream by comparison. But, not in today’s newly emerging marketplace.

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