The meetings and events industry, as reported by The Carlson Wagonlit Travel Management Institute, spends more than $650 billion each year on hotels, airfares, entertainment, food and beverage. That’s billion with a “b.” Even with astronomical amounts of money poured into these efforts there remains a significant gap in the meetings and event planning process for most businesses worldwide. And, as executive administrators and travel managers, saddled with planning the details, that gap is often a pit that can swallow the success of an entire event.
The planning and executing of a meeting can be very daunting for someone who has never planned a meeting before—or for someone who plans only an occasional meeting or two while still trying to keep up with their day-to-day responsibilities. But it will be far less daunting if you begin the process with a plan.
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