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Planners: Collaborate With Suppliers to Wow Your Attendees

Lynne Wellish | August 6, 2018

By Lynne Wellish When starting out in the industry and learning to source and procure, I made the mistake of always asking how much things were—often overlooking other factors. I played a tug of war with all my suppliers, forgetting we had the same goal, a happy client and repeat business. Then one day it hit me, I had a budget and its purpose was to craft the event and communicate a message to the participants. Those tools are used to reach the goals and objective and to show an ROI. Sitting down with your AV team and other suppliers not only expands your options and creativity, but creates great synergy. Case Study: The Event Ca...

Australian Meetings Technology Firm iVvy Comes to America

iVvy | June 28, 2017

NEW YORK (June 28, 2017) ─ IVvy Inc., a global events and hospitality technology company based in Queensland, Australia, today announced its entry into the North American market, offering an online alternative to the traditional request-for-proposal meetings model that promises to save planners and venues time and money. The company, which this week opened an office in New York, made its mark in the hospitality industry by creating the first global distribution system for meetings and events that provides real-time availability, rates and inventory for function space, catering, group accommodation and event suppliers. IVvy also develo...

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