Why should I hire a meeting planner?
A: A meeting planner is a professional who is hired on a contractual basis to fulfill the needs of a client planning a convention/congress, conference, meeting, incentive travel program or special event.
Q: Why should I hire a meeting planner?
A:Working with a professional meeting planner will save you time and money.
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Q: What are the benefits of hiring a meeting planner?
A: Meetings are a primary communication vehicle and a critical component of an organizationís success. Professional planning and management skills are required to accomplish your organizationís goals and deliver a substantial return on investment.
Q: How do I work with a meeting planner?
A: You utilize a meeting planner like you would any other professional, such as a lawyer or an accountant, to accomplish your goals.
Q: What is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)?
A: To become a Certified Meeting Professional, you must qualify to take an examination given by the CLC (Convention Liaison Council), a consortium of 26 organizations representing the convention, meeting, trade show and exposition industry, and travel and tourism generally. Recertification is required every five years.
Q: How much does it cost to hire a meeting planner?
A: Meeting planners employ billing structures similar to other professional consultants. They may charge on an hurly or daily basis , by project or based on a retainer.
Q: How much lead-time do you need?
A: As little or as much time as you can give us. It is preferable to have 3 to 6 months for a small to medium size meeting (500 or less) and 6 to 12 months or longer for a large meeting (over 500).
Q: What size meetings do you plan?
A: No meeting is too small or too big. Our smallest program was for 10 people ,and our largest was for 2,500
Q: What qualifications should I look for?