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I’m excited to be among 6,000+ meeting planners here at #ibtm2021 in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Large events such as this are happening all over the World and this annual IBTM event focuses on putting International meeting planners and International destinations together to do business. I’ve been attending this show for quite a few years and it is not only a great way to develop International relationships but it also a great geography lesson as well. How is the show attended? 3,000+ exciting...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_video link=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Do you need to improve your meeting’s bottom line or are you interested in finding ways to generate more revenue with your upcoming meetings? Have you taken a look at the public health and safety clauses for your future contracts to help limit your organizations liability or do you need help making Covid revisions to your future hotel contracts?   My name is Mark Dallman, the Hotel Contract Expert and a Meeting Planner’s Best Friend and I’M...

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GREAT TIPS ON HOW TO DRIVE ADDITIONAL REVENUE AND ATTRACT SPONSORS    Now more than ever we must be creative and think differently if we're going to grow sponsorship revenue. Here are a few innovative ways that you can inspire new sponsorship revenue at your next event.   MOBILE EVENT APPLICATIONS… Engage your attendees before, during and after the event instead of 2 or 3 days when you are physically together at the event. Mobile event apps extend the life cycle of the event...

// How to Attract and Retain Younger Members Having trouble attracting younger members or keeping the ones you already have on board? Here are some tips on how you should be using your social media pages and what offers you should be considering to retain younger members. Offer discounts to existing members to bring in junior employees in order to grow you need to reach out to your existing base. Offer a trial period for young professionals. Millennials are most likely in a time where...

// How To Lower Your Audio and Visual Costs Do your audio and visual costs seem too expensive? Consider these suggestions when planning your next event. IDENTIFY MATCHING SETS Put sessions or breakouts that require the same type of seating in the same rooms so you don't have to pay for reset costs.  LESS SIGNAGE Prepare meeting room signs listing all meetings in the room throughout the conference to cut down on the number of signs needed. TEAR DOWN THOSE COSTS Often Audio Visual (A/V) companies will...