AMI Global Meetings is pleased to announce our 2012 Booking Incentive Offer. Now is the time to take advantage of these significant savings for your organizations 2012 meetings and qualify to receive one great gift of your choice. [Read more...]
People who organize meetings & events must wear many hats and while some activities may become almost instinctual, it’s always smart to have a checklist and share this list with team members. Your meeting is only as successful as the preparation of your onsite team and the hotel staff.
Assurances such as suppressing room rates, procedure for hotel staff when gratuity is offered, accommodations for early arrivals and late check out, who are the VIPs …these are just a few things should be covered methodically . [Read more...]
Have you ever have to distribute last minute schedule changes to a meeting already in session? What if the schedule changes occurred while your attendees were off site or en route to your meeting? How about sharing the exciting announcement of an anticipated guest speaker? [Read more...]
Many AMI Clients will be directly affected by the upcoming implementation of the Sunshine Act by the Federal Government. In an effort to keep our community informed, we wanted to bring to your attention the missing of a critical deadline by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to draft regulations for the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. In response to this delay, Andy McNeill, CEO of American Meetings, Inc. [Read more...]
As a conference and event planner, I was recently researching and coordinating for upcoming international meeting efforts and discovered I was utilizing several informational websites quite frequently. I wanted to share these with the many other event marketing and meeting planners that I know are out there dealing with numerous cities around the world, trying to align multiple schedules with different time zones, with countless currency conversions and a variety of postage calculations. Sometimes it helps to have an informative source. I found these three very useful. [Read more...]
The overall success of every meeting starts with the skill set and experience of the meeting planner. There's the pre-planning, the budget, the venue selection and the onsite execution, just to name just a few of the tasks involved. You are entrusting the outcome of your event to this individual and should set the bar high.
So, what is the definition of a meeting planner...
meet·ing plann-er [mee-ting] [plan-er] [Read more...]
Miami has been singled out as one of the most popular places to hold an international meeting, especially if you are catering to South American countries.
Todd Bludworth, COO at American Meetings, Inc., agrees and was recently quoted in Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine about the diversity of Miami and the strong foothold it has with Latin American companies and annual conferences. (Click here to read full article) [Read more...]
Mother Nature has a way of reminding us that she is in charge. Chances are if you have worked in the meeting and events industry for a number of years that you have encountered some kind of extreme act of nature that rocked the pre-planning boat. [Read more...]