Strategic Value of Meetings and Events
The meeting industry crisis and the global economy have created the conditions for a tipping point in the way we define meetings. Because of the media attention meetings have received lately, planners and suppliers have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the way key decision makers view the strategic value of meetings and events. You can help leaders see that meetings are not a cost center, but rather, a strategic investment that can transform organizations and even economies. You now have the chance to literally change the world through meetings.
This session will bring together three of the top subject matter experts on the Four Elements of Strategic Value: Portfolio Management, Meeting Design, Measurement, and Advanced Logistics. Susan Radojevic, president of The Peregrine Agency will cover Portfolio Management, Mary Boone, president of Boone Associates will address Meeting Design and Patti Phillips, President & CEO of the ROI Institute will share her ideas regarding Measurement. In the area of Advanced Logistics you will hear about the opportunities for suppliers of meeting services and facilities.
The purpose of the session is to help planners and suppliers present a clear and compelling case for the strategic value of meetings to key decision makers. The session will be highly interactive with people working in a well-designed learning environment to come up with a presentation that they can actually use with their own executives and decision makers immediately following the event.
We encourage participants to read The Case for Meetings. We will be covering a lot of material, so this pre-work is essential to getting the most out of the session.
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Dates & Host Chapters:
March 16, 2010
Potomac Chapter (DC Metro Area)
Waterford at Springfield
6715 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150
For more information, click here to contact the Potomac Chapter
April 09, 2010
Dallas/Fort Worth DFW) Chapter
Sheraton Dallas North Hotel
4801 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244
For more information, contact the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
April 27, 2010
Southern California Chapter
6101 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
For more information, contact the Southern California Chapter
May 20, 2010
Chicago Area Chapter
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
For more information, contact the Chicago Area Chapter
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