Should I Outsource Site Selection?

The question of whether or not to outsource site selection and meeting management services requires some thought and deliberation. During the course of reaching out to businesses across the country and introducing the services of Professional Events and Consulting, one thing we hear over and over again, is that company staff charged with site selection and meeting management find themselves faced with a shortage of time, limited manpower, a shrinking budget, and policy changes.

The conversation associated with outsourcing has become more relevant given the number of advantages and solutions that outsourcing can provide. If you are asking yourself if outsourcing might be right for you, consider doing some research on the benefits of outsourcing and how outsourcing aligns with your company meeting and event needs.

Outsourcing becomes a viable solution for companies that have experienced downsizing. By taking the meeting planner role off their plate, they are able to concentrate on the content of the meeting and allow the outsource agent to function as an integral extension of their staff. The benefits of utilizing a third party, intermediary meeting and event management firm are essentially that it ultimately save them time and money.

At PEC, we keep our finger on the pulse of the meeting management industry. We have the connections with the biggest hotels, convention centers, unique venues, caterers and suppliers, which gives us incredible buying power due to the volume of business we do within the industry. We negotiate contracts that are free from loopholes and dig through clauses that are typically not designed in the best interest of our clients.

When your event is flawlessly executed, produces a measurable return on investment, is memorable and comes in under budget, you will receive the accolades. Seeing our clients shine is a measure of our success.

This post was written by Vice President of PEC, Denice Waldhuetter. You can find Denice on Twitter @meeting_prof.

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