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Budget Phobia: Try These Simple Tips

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Budget Phobia: Try These Simple Tips

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain B: Project Management 

In this challenging economic environment, it is crucial that you do not have budgetphobia. After all, it is just math!

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Overcoming Destination Misperception

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Overcoming Destination Misperception

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain H: Site Management 

Learn to differentiate between perception and reality when doing site selection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to differentiate between perception & reality when doing site selection.
  • Research and present the facts of a destination to overcome misperception
  • Prepare a plan to educate attendees and stakeholders on destination facts.
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Elements of Strategic Value

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Elements of Strategic Value

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Why are meetings and events, more often than not, viewed by corporate executives as a cost centre and having little strategic business value? Because they are focused on effective and measurable organizational performance. If we show key decision makers that meetings and events are a strategic business tool that can be aligned to effectively and efficiently meet goals, it will help us gain respect as a group contributing to organizational success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Help professional planners and suppliers present a compelling case for the strategic business vom and events to key decision makers
  • Gain insight into Portfolio Management, Meeting Design and Measurement and come away with a wealth of material you can immediately use
  • Hear why Advanced Logistics (meeting services and facilities) is critical to the future of meetings and event
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From Geeks to Gear: Hands-on AV and Event Technology

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From Geeks to Gear: Hands-on AV and Event Technology

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

In this exploratory workshop, event planners will be able to evaluate and experience some of the latest tech tools in the events industry. From RFID to Augmented Reality to digital lighting, the world of event technology is in constant flux. Event professionals know how difficult it can be to determine which technologies have a place in our stable and which are just toys. This session will focus on how to work through the excitement and wow-factor of technology, from RFID devices to AudioVisual to QR Codes, to deliver value to a client or employer. The session is presented by two females who believe in creating a no-fear zone where any question about technology is always okay to ask, all levels of experience are welcome!

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out more about the most useful and inspiring technologies now available.
  • Use a tool to evaluate which technologies you need and those you don't.
  • Develop skills to assess and relate value to a client or employer for introducing new technologies.
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Green Eggs and Ham: Not Just a Dr. Seuss Story

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Green Eggs and Ham: Not Just a Dr. Seuss Story

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design 

"Green Eggs and Ham": It's not just a Dr. Seuss story, it's a reality for planners. Sustainable menus are one of the fastest-growing trends in food and beverage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand different products available and use the resource list provided in the session.
  • Define sustainability, farm-to-table and different ways to measure and consider your food’s Carbon Footprint.
  • Approach future venues to discuss sustainability and what they already offer compared to your needs.
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Survival Strategies for Suppliers

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Survival Strategies for Suppliers

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domian I: Marketing 

What do meeting and event planners really want? You'll learn the answer to that question as well as some strategies for rising above the competition in this session, that was developed based on the feedback of meeting and event planners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk away with practical solutions for immediate business challenges.
  • Develop new business strategies to address market demands and concerns.
  • Be able to identify new and nurture existing markets.
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Using Strategy to Overcome Social Media Fatigue

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Using Strategy to Overcome Social Media Fatigue

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain I: Marketing 

Does the constant flood of social media channels available today have you grabbing for your floaties? Are your attendees lost because they don't know which direction to look and don't understand how to connect to you and each other? Maybe you've only just started but you're already over social media! This session is designed to help you navigate this saturation and stress by focusing on strategy before tools. Jessica Levin and Midori Connolly will provide you with the questions that you need to ask in order to determine which social media platform(s) is (are) right for your organization and your meeting. From crafting a social media calendar to building a team to identifying key metrics, participants will walk away feeling rejuvenated and having faith restored in the benefits of using social media.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which social media platforms and tools are best for which situations.
  • Build a calendar and schedule for social media activity.
  • Develop key performance metrics to evaluate social media strategy.
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The Right Buyers

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The Right Buyers

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain F: Stakeholder Management 

Part 2 of a 4-part sales and marketing series. How to chase business in proactive, pleasant ways that close the deal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify who you want to see, and who you don’t
  • Determine quick, pleasant ways to access the buyers
  • Understand how to use your contacts to access their contacts
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Think You're the Business Answer and They Will Too (e.g., The Right Mindset)

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Think You're the Business Answer and They Will Too (e.g., The Right Mindset)

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain I: Marketing 

Part 1 of a 4-part sales and marketing series. How to chase business in proactive, pleasant ways that close the deal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Focus on the value you bring, not how great you are
  • See yourself as uniquely placed to help
  • Overcome your internal objections, so you can overcome the buyers’ objections
  • The L’Oreal effect: how to know you’re worth it
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The Right Words

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The Right Words

Jan 1, 2010 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2010 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour| Domain F: Stakeholder Management 

Part 3 of a 4-part sales and marketing series. How to chase business in proactive, pleasant ways that close the deal.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to present a compelling business case that persuades
  • How to differentiate yourself from the competition
  • How to turn your agenda into theirs
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