The Power of Peers

These organizations help meeting planners thrive.



Managing Dine-Arounds

CVBs can help meeting planners arrange dining to showcase the best of a destination.



Negotiating to Fill the Gap in Your Speaker Budget

Chances are your speakers bureau can work with you to negotiate acceptable trade-offs that will benefit the speaker while keeping you within your budget.



Meetings With After-Hours Events

Many destinations help set up pub crawls, casino hops and boardwalk bump-and-runs for after-hour events.



For Religious Meetings

Faith-based groups often have specialized catering needs.



Think Like A Guest

To better align our offerings with the needs of our event attendees, here are 10 tips to make meetings memorable while thinking like a guest.



The Nametag: Your Personal Billboard

Vickie Mitchell shares tips for maximizing delegate name badges.



Negotiating and Budgeting for Meetings

Planners that are involved in the budgeting process at the beginning have a better understanding of the process.



Taming Transportation

Getting transportation plans in place early on creates a solid framework that helps everything else go smoothly



Creative Collaboration: Making the Most of CVB Services

Most convention and visitors bureaus offer a laundry list of meeting services, such as site selection, welcome
bags and coupon books. But not every CVB will create custom Web-based maps for attendees, plan and staff an ice cream social or bring in a busker to lead groups in a drum session. Here are some CVBs that will.