Complicated contracts…shorter lead times…a barrage of new technology… No wonder there’s increasing demand for third party meeting procurement specialists to bring relief to event planners – and who would have thought? – suppliers, who are just as desperate for a site selector’s specialized skills throughout the RFP process. What should you look for in selecting…

These 5 Factors Determined Our Picks for Best Convention Cities in the USA Factors like affordability, accessibility as well as what the destination has to offer in the way of infrastructure for the event, are objective. There’s external evidence readily available to compare convention destinations.1 1. Walkability to restaurants and attractions around the convention center.…

We’ve all read or experienced the horror stories of poor room block management – attendees left with substandard, far away rooms, or worse, no room at all! Here’s what you can do to build and protect the most valuable hotel rooms closest to your event. The first key is to prepare yourself for negotiation by understanding…

Did you know? MeetingSource lists the Bureaus for every top convention destination in the USA. Use the filters to find the one you’re looking for. Here are ten reasons to call the area’s CVB first: 1) Collecting and keeping updated information on a city’s venues, opportunities and activities is the job of the CVB’s. 2) They…