Negotiating/Contracts http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6628/more en Association Sues Lloyds of London for Refusing Claim on Meeting Cancellation http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation <div class="field-deck"> USGIF Postpones Meeting Due to Government Shutdown </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An association, forced to cancel a meeting due to the government shutdown, is trying to collect on its event cancellation insurance policy.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation#comments Housing/Attrition Negotiating/Contracts Tips From Top Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:56:00 +0000 40661 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Tampa Convention Center</p> Planners and Hoteliers: Can We Talk? http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/planners-and-hoteliers-can-we-talk <div class="field-byline"> By Betsy Bair and Alison Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MGM’s Michael Dominguez is making the rounds of meetings industry events, on a quest to “elevate the dialog” between planners and hoteliers. Here’s what the two sides had to say at the recent <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/financialinsurance-meetings" title="" target="_blank">FICP</a></span> and PCMA conferences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/planners-and-hoteliers-can-we-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/planners-and-hoteliers-can-we-talk#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:55:00 +0000 39711 at http://meetingsnet.com Survey Shows What Hotel Amenities Planners and Attendees Want http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/survey-shows-what-hotel-amenities-planners-and-attendees-want <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The amenity that most influences planners' booking decisions is discounted sleeping rooms, according to a Cvent survey of 800 U.S.-based meeting planners. The most attractive amenity to their attendees is free Wi-Fi/Internet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/survey-shows-what-hotel-amenities-planners-and-attendees-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/survey-shows-what-hotel-amenities-planners-and-attendees-want#comments Negotiating/Contracts Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:41:00 +0000 38861 at http://meetingsnet.com Cvent Introduces New Online Hub for Meeting Deals http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/cvent-introduces-new-online-hub-meeting-deals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cvent has introduced the Promotions Hub, a new online service listing special offers on hotels and venues for meeting planners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/cvent-introduces-new-online-hub-meeting-deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/cvent-introduces-new-online-hub-meeting-deals#comments Checklists Negotiating/Contracts Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:43:00 +0000 38831 at http://meetingsnet.com The RevPAR Factor http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/revpar-factor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With hotel <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating/vendor/meetings_understanding_revpar" title="RevPAR" target="_blank">RevPAR</a></span> expected to continue to grow through 2015, Michael Dominguez, senior vice president of corporate hotel sales for MGM Resorts International, offers advice to meeting planners on strategic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/top-10-negotiation-tips" title="Top 10 Negotiation Tips" target="_blank">negotiation</a></span> practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/revpar-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/revpar-factor#comments Negotiating/Contracts Expert Advice Tips From Top Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:01:00 +0000 38581 at http://meetingsnet.com 16 Questions to Ask to Control Convention Center Costs http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/16-questions-ask-control-convention-center-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>During 12 years of negotiating with convention centers, Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, director of meetings and events, National Association of Sports Commissions, has compiled a list of questions to ask to help her control costs and manage her budget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/16-questions-ask-control-convention-center-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/16-questions-ask-control-convention-center-costs#comments Association Meetings Resources Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows Expert Advice Tips From Top Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:51:00 +0000 38131 at http://meetingsnet.com 11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/11-lessons-negotiating-convention-centers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many association meeting managers are dealing with slashed budgets, decreasing attendance, and shrinking room blocks. However, convention centers are under their own financial pressures to generate revenues. How has the equation changed when it comes to planners getting the best value for their dollar? Here are 11 lessons from convention experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/11-lessons-negotiating-convention-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/11-lessons-negotiating-convention-centers#comments Association Meetings Resources Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:32:00 +0000 38121 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> Managing Your Top 3 Legal Meeting Management Challenges http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/managing-your-top-3-legal-meeting-management-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Advice from a legal expert on how to protect your rates, avoid attrition, and manage risk. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advice from a legal expert on how to protect your rates, avoid <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/36-reasons-think-inside-room-block" title="" target="_blank">attrition</a></span>, and manage risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/managing-your-top-3-legal-meeting-management-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/managing-your-top-3-legal-meeting-management-challenges#comments Housing/Attrition Religious/SMERF Negotiating/Contracts Risk Management Premium Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:37:00 +0000 36982 at http://meetingsnet.com Decimated by New Government Travel Rules, a Medical Meeting Starts its Comeback http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/decimated-new-government-travel-rules-medical-meeting-starts-its-comeback <div class="field-deck"> Our exclusive interview takes you behind the scenes as one meeting planner works to adapt his organization’s meeting in the aftermath of a crackdown on government employee travel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our exclusive interview takes you behind the scenes as one meeting planner works to adapt his organization’s meeting in the aftermath of a crackdown on government employee travel</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/decimated-new-government-travel-rules-medical-meeting-starts-its-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/decimated-new-government-travel-rules-medical-meeting-starts-its-comeback#comments Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Premium Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:16:00 +0000 36671 at http://meetingsnet.com