Planning a great meeting for your company can mean dealing with lots of details: picking the right event space, getting people there and providing food and beverage service, to name a few. Many companies do not have professional meeting planners on staff, which means administrative assistants and mid-level managers become meeting planners the hard way, by just doing it.
Off-site meetings need to be productive and cost-effective. Armed with some of the techniques used by professional meeting planners, anyone who is called on to set up a business meeting can experience success by delivering a productive event at a reasonable cost.
Here are some great ways to save without affecting the quality of the meeting:
Jeffrey Marks is chief operating officer for Eventective (http://www.eventective.com), headquartered in Portland, Maine. Eventective.com is the premier marketing tool for restaurants, hotels and other venues, with more than 15,000 properties listed. Whether its for a corporate meeting, wedding, party or any other kind of gathering, planners can search the site by location, zip code, room size and other criteria, then contact the facility immediately to book their event space or meeting location.
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Article Submitted On: July 05, 2005
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