PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 11

WHAT'S A BUDGET TIP YOU'VE PICKED UP THAT
HAS TRANSFORMED HOW YOU PLAN MEETINGS?
Ditch bottled water (and even sodas)
for most F&B functions. Request
a free water station instead.
Kathleen Dean,
Casualty Actuarial Society

Negotiate A/V and
internet in advance.
Jane Davis,
Esteemed Hospitality Solutions

Reuse and repurpose signage.
Heather Cain, Food Marketing Institute

Assume
nothing! Always
use a zero-based budget.
And keep abreast of the
news, especially about tax
issues in communities in which
clients will have meetings.
Even a 1 percent increase can
totally wreck a budget!
Joan Eisenstodt,
Eisenstodt Associates, LLC

Buying furniture and plants rather than renting
them can often times save you a couple thousand
dollars. Just be sure you have the time, tools
and staff who can help assemble if needed.
Marsha Saunders, FIA

Know the specific details of
a client's WiFi needs before
negotiating a price.
Claire Marble, ConferenceDirect

I've started
giving budget
breakdowns in excel
along with a quote to show
what the total cost with
service fees and taxes will
be. This has been a big help
for staying in budget.
Corrine Melissari, ASTHO

I do not take the food menu at
face value - I create my own
selections and tailor them to
the needs of my attendees and
staff. In most cases, this has
resulted in decreased food costs.
David L. Dirks, National Alliance
to End Homelessness

Be creative and know
your attendees.
Pamela Bertelson, AIAA

Pad your budgets. Add
contingency into your budget,
especially internationally with
currency fluctuations.
Stacy Bailine, CEO
ENGAGE www.mpipotomac.org

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017

Planners Speak!
Event Cancellations: When Things Don’t Go as Planned
Evening of the Stars Takes Center Stage
3 Ways to Become a Conference Wellness Superstar
Destination Spotlight: Baltimore and Toronto
President’s Message
Meetings Thought Leadership
Member Spotlight
Welcome, New Members!
Members on the Move
Index of Advertisers
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Intro
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - cover1
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - cover2
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 3
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 4
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 5
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 6
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - President’s Message
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Planners Speak!
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 9
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 10
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 11
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Event Cancellations: When Things Don’t Go as Planned
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 13
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Evening of the Stars Takes Center Stage
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 15
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Meetings Thought Leadership
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 17
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 18
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 3 Ways to Become a Conference Wellness Superstar
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 20
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Member Spotlight
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 22
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Destination Spotlight: Baltimore and Toronto
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 24
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Members on the Move
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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