Outsourcing http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en The DMC Evolution: From Ground Operator to Global Partner http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/dmc-evolution-ground-operator-global-partner <div class="field-byline"> By Chris Lee, DMCP, ACCESS Destination Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The story of destination management companies, from the man whose dad coined the term back in the 1970s! Enjoy this contribution from our Xpert Chris Lee of ACCESS Destination Services, part of our ideaXchange series, and then share your own memories and comments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/dmc-evolution-ground-operator-global-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/dmc-evolution-ground-operator-global-partner#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Outsourcing Recreation/Entertainment Medical Meetings News Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:47:00 +0000 42061 at http://meetingsnet.com Inside Story of Lanyon's Passkey Acquisition http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/inside-story-lanyons-passkey-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the midst of incorporating event management tools from its merger with Active Network Business Solutions (including the former StarCite), Lanyon adds room-block management leader Passkey to its portfolio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/inside-story-lanyons-passkey-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/inside-story-lanyons-passkey-acquisition#comments Attendee Management Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Event Management Outsourcing Strategic Meetings Management Medical Meetings News Thu, 01 May 2014 21:20:00 +0000 41181 at http://meetingsnet.com Incentive Trips Going to the Highest Bidder http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/incentive-trips-going-highest-bidder <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Site International Foundation is raising money through a silent auction that offers incentive-caliber trips to global destinations (such as London, pictured) with opening bids that are a fraction of the trips’ value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/incentive-trips-going-highest-bidder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/incentive-trips-going-highest-bidder#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Motivational Travel Outsourcing Medical Meetings News Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:45:00 +0000 40511 at http://meetingsnet.com Global Meeting Leaders Join Maritz Travel http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/global-meeting-leaders-join-maritz-travel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>To help Maritz Travel Co. expand its work around the world, three well-known industry figures have signed on as global general managers. Pictured, from left, are Maritz Travel President David Peckinpaugh, Ping He, Ben Goedegebuure, and Eduardo Chaillo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/global-meeting-leaders-join-maritz-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/global-meeting-leaders-join-maritz-travel#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Outsourcing Medical Meetings Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:59:00 +0000 40091 at http://meetingsnet.com 4 Tips for Training Event Staff http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/4-tips-training-event-staff <div class="field-byline"> By Drew D’Agostino </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's your event staffers, whether <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/7-strategies-effective-site-volunteers-your-meetings" title="7 Strategies for Effective On-Site Volunteers at Your Meetings" target="_blank">volunteer</a></span> or contracted, who ensure that guests experience the event as you've envisioned it. Are they up to the task? Try these four training best practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/4-tips-training-event-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/4-tips-training-event-staff#comments Association Meetings Resources Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Checklists International Partners Outsourcing Medical Meetings Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:01:00 +0000 39911 at http://meetingsnet.com Global Events Partners, Krisam Group File for Bankruptcy http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/global-events-partners-krisam-group-file-bankruptcy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Global Events Partners, Inc., a marketing consortium of destination management companies, and The Krisam Group. Inc., a sister company that represented hotels to the meeting planning community, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 on January 31 in California Northern Bankruptcy Court.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/global-events-partners-krisam-group-file-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/global-events-partners-krisam-group-file-bankruptcy#comments Outsourcing Recreation/Entertainment Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:17:00 +0000 39811 at http://meetingsnet.com GEP and Krisam for Sale; ALHI Hires Five Former Krisam Sales Execs http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/gep-and-krisam-sale-alhi-hires-five-former-krisam-sales-execs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Global Events Partners, a partnership of destination management companies worldwide, and its sister company, Krisam Group, are up for sale, according to Chris White, chairman and owner of the Washington, D.C., companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/gep-and-krisam-sale-alhi-hires-five-former-krisam-sales-execs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/gep-and-krisam-sale-alhi-hires-five-former-krisam-sales-execs#comments International Partners Outsourcing Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:41:00 +0000 38611 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> Global Events Partners Announces Immediate Closing of 7 DMCs http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/global-events-partners-announces-immediate-closing-7-dmcs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Global Events Partners, a leading partnership of destination management companies worldwide, has announced that it is closing its seven company-owned DMCs, which are GEP Washington (D.C.), GEP Philly, GEP Baltimore, GEP Bahamas, GEP South Florida, GEP Utah, and GEP Atlanta. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/global-events-partners-announces-immediate-closing-7-dmcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/global-events-partners-announces-immediate-closing-7-dmcs#comments International Partners Outsourcing Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:59:00 +0000 37622 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> Chris White</p> CMI 25 Reception 2013: Party at The Palms http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/cmi-25-reception-2013-party-palms <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>MeetingsNet's annual CMI 25 reception honors the largest independent meeting planning companies working in the North American corporate market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/cmi-25-reception-2013-party-palms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/cmi-25-reception-2013-party-palms#comments Outsourcing Corporate Meetings Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:18:00 +0000 37522 at http://meetingsnet.com