Budgeting/Cost Savings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en Quiz: Test Your Cost-Saving Smarts http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/quiz-test-your-cost-saving-smarts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How savvy are you when it comes to finding ways to do more with less for your meetings? Take this quiz and find out!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/quiz-test-your-cost-saving-smarts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/quiz-test-your-cost-saving-smarts#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Religious/SMERF Event Planning Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 43961 at http://meetingsnet.com Paying Your Meeting Vendor: 7 Models http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/paying-your-meeting-vendor-7-models <div class="field-deck"> Brian Meyer, president of Meeting Expectations, described how his company sets pricing for its clients and which models make the most sense for which types of programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Brian Meyer, president of Meeting Expectations, described how his company sets pricing for its clients and which models make the most sense for which types of programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/paying-your-meeting-vendor-7-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/paying-your-meeting-vendor-7-models#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Outsourcing Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:31:00 +0000 43771 at http://meetingsnet.com Options Away: Insurance Against Airfare Hikes http://meetingsnet.com/news/options-away-insurance-against-airfare-hikes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For a price, you can sit on that nice airfare for up to 21 days with no risk of paying a higher fare.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/options-away-insurance-against-airfare-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/options-away-insurance-against-airfare-hikes#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings News Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:29:00 +0000 39751 at http://meetingsnet.com Is This the Turnaround Year for Meeting Budgets? http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/turnaround-year-meeting-budgets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The vast majority of respondents to a recent survey by Destination Hotels & Resorts reported stable or increasing budgets for meetings in 2014, and 9 out of 10 said the number of meetings their organizations will hold next year will increase or stay the same.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/turnaround-year-meeting-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/turnaround-year-meeting-budgets#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Career Medical Meetings News Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:20:00 +0000 38791 at http://meetingsnet.com Group Purchasing Organization Launches for the Meetings Industry http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/group-purchasing-organization-launches-meetings-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Concord Strategic Partner Group is a new group purchasing organization, or GPO, which works to get discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of its meetings industry members.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/group-purchasing-organization-launches-meetings-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/group-purchasing-organization-launches-meetings-industry#comments Association Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Negotiating/Contracts Outsourcing Premium Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:53:00 +0000 37971 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Doug Cassidy, President and Founder of Concord Strategic Partner Group</p> 5 Ways the Government Shutdown Hurts Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The federal government shutdown, now in its second week, is causing headaches for meetings inside and outside the Beltway. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Budgeting/Cost Savings Religious/SMERF Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:32:00 +0000 37242 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> Government workers protest the shutdown.</p> Cool Revolution via Flickr Federal Government Increases Hotel Lodging Per Diems http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/federal-government-increases-hotel-lodging-diems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For the first time in three years, the U.S. General Services Administration has raised the standard lodging per diem rates for federal government employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/federal-government-increases-hotel-lodging-diems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/federal-government-increases-hotel-lodging-diems#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Religious/SMERF News Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:15:00 +0000 36021 at http://meetingsnet.com Video: Using Student Ambassadors at Your Meeting http://meetingsnet.com/career/video-using-student-ambassadors-your-meeting <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>MeetingsNet caught up with Carol Krugman of Metropolitan State University of Denver, at AIBTM in Chicago to talk about a new student ambassador program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/video-using-student-ambassadors-your-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/video-using-student-ambassadors-your-meeting#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Career Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:27:00 +0000 35001 at http://meetingsnet.com 50 Ways to Save Money Planning Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/50-ways-save-money-planning-meetings <div class="field-byline"> Dave Kovaleski </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are 50 ways to cut costs when planning your next meeting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some are tried and true, others might not work in every case, but they're all worth a shot!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/50-ways-save-money-planning-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/50-ways-save-money-planning-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Audiovisual/Production Budgeting/Cost Savings Checklists Recreation/Entertainment Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:58:00 +0000 24405 at http://meetingsnet.com Unraveling the Mysteries of Event Planner Pricing http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/unraveling-mysteries-event-planner-pricing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new white paper, published by the Event Leadership Institute, looks at how independent meeting planners price their services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/unraveling-mysteries-event-planner-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/unraveling-mysteries-event-planner-pricing#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Negotiating/Contracts Premium Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:55:00 +0000 31391 at http://meetingsnet.com