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TOMERTU/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

TO UNCOVER SAVINGS
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

BY MIKE MASON

recently spoke with a team of
rock-star event profs. Their
meetings earned high-fives across
the board for revenue, attendee
engagement and satisfaction,
and more. They had some good
metrics through manual data collection
and could answer meeting spend
questions whenever their CFO asked.
But there was a problem. One that
most organizations have and few

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work to solve. A problem that could
mean millions in cost savings each
year going right out the window.
The problem: They routinely overlooked
small meeting spend.
It's fair to say small meetings spend
doesn't get much attention, even though
most corporations have activities that fall
into this category every day.
Typically, this spend is decentralized,
booked by managers and administrative

assistants throughout the company, not
routed through a centralized meetings
department. As a result, very little small
meetings data gets captured and reported.

Is Tracking Small Meeting
Spend Worth It?
The answer is YES!
For most companies, small meetings
make up the largest category of
unmanaged spend, often comprising 70 to



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017

President’s Message
Your New Virtual & Augmented Reality Universe
Transforming Great Events Into Greater Experiences
5 Steps to Uncover Savings Hiding in Plain Sight
Wellness in the Workplace Seen and Heard at NEOCON
Meet the Board
Thought Leadership
Get to Know: Peri Halprin and Kelly Hewlett
Notes From the Field
Planning Abroad? Go Smaller
New Members
Advertisers’ Index
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Intro
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@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Your New Virtual & Augmented Reality Universe
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 7
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Transforming Great Events Into Greater Experiences
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 9
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5 Steps to Uncover Savings Hiding in Plain Sight
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 11
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Wellness in the Workplace Seen and Heard at NEOCON
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Meet the Board
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Thought Leadership
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Get to Know: Peri Halprin and Kelly Hewlett
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Notes From the Field
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Planning Abroad? Go Smaller
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
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