This text provides a comprehensive look at the fast growing meetings and convention market segment. A useful “how- to” guide, it takes students through all aspects of selling and servicing a convention at a hotel or other group meeting facility.
In addition, it profiles the customer for meetings and conventions, the planners in charge of site selection, and facilities they commonly use. Also includes “Industry Insiders” planning tips and case studies direct from professionals in Convention Services departments.
Table of Contents
The Convention and Meetings Industry: an overview & introduction; The Association Meetings & Convention Market; The Corporate Meetings Market; The Incentive, SMERF & other Markets; Role of Convention Bureaus & other Destination Marketing Organizations; Marketing & Advertising Strategies for each of these Markets; Convention Sales Negotiations & Contracts; Food/Beverage Function Planning; Meeting Room/Convention Planning; Onsite Event Planning Timeline; Servicing the Event; Exhibition & Trade Show Industry Overview; Industry Trends & Forecasts.