Event BudgetingFebruary 9, 2024
Planners Face Hard Challenges Head On By Rayna Katz

Under the best of circumstances, a meeting planner’s job is fraught with challenges. How does one choose the right destination, and venue(s) — not to mention food & beverage, educational content and entertainment — to meet or even exceed a group’s goals, and do it within budget?

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The AV DilemmaJanuary 23, 2024
In-House vs. Outside Production Companies By Marlene Goldman

Weighing the benefits and drawbacks of using an in-house AV team for meetings or corporate events versus choosing an outside production company revolves around a host of factors.

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Events CostDecember 15, 2023
Tips for Building Smarter Budgets By Maura Keller

Today’s corporate meeting planners recognize that budgeting constraints require a level of creativity that will allow for a similar experience that attendees that have become accustomed to.

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A Well-Executed BudgetOctober 20, 2023
Event Planning Problems and How to Solve Them By Marlene Goldman

Whether there is an in-house planner, third-party event planning company or a combination of the two, a well-executed budget plan must be in place.

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The Impact of Soaring Airfares on Meeting & Incentive Programs By Christine Loomis

The skies may still be friendly, but price increases have also made them costly.

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How To Make The Most of Your Audiovisual Spending Plan By Marlene Goldman

Budgeting for the audiovisual costs of a meeting can be as nuanced as pricing a meeting’s food and beverage package.

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Planners Adopt New Budget Tactics After COVID-19 By Keith Loria

Planners who apply their experience and creativity to events are seeing success by putting in the hard work, especially when it comes to sorting out budgets after the pandemic.

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Burning BudgetsOctober 17, 2022
Meeting Professionals Are Dealing With Soaring Costs By Kathy Monte

Global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase through the end of 2022 and throughout 2023, according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast published by CWT, a travel management platform, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

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Budget BusinessOctober 12, 2021
Budgeting Strategies Are Fluid Due to the Pandemic By Keith Loria

As social distancing guidelines ease and more companies return to in-person meetings, it means planners need to once again rethink how budgets will be affected in 2022.

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Budget BeatersJune 24, 2020
Innovation & Inspiration Under A Tight Spending Plan By Maura Keller

“In light of reduced marketing budgets, it’s imperative to make every dollar you spend have a direct impact on the pipeline you are driving with those dollars…”

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