The perfect concept for these times, Osprey Meetings and Events offers turnkey meetings support services—from site selection to attendee gifting to everything in between.
The creators of OspreyME, with dozens of collective years in the industry, saw a need for a turnkey approach to meetings management. With meeting departments downsized and
the planners who remain being completely maxxed out, they designed a one-stop-shop
solution—all the vendors you need for a meeting rolled into one team that can be accessed right from the first planning call.
On the front end, OspreyME offers full-service meeting management including site selection, cost analysis and budget forecasting, and contract negotiations, along with an extensive supplier network. Other services include destination management, meeting execution, event production (including virtual and hybrid), and even corporate gifting. All with a global footprint of 41 offices and locations in 27 countries around the world.
“The feedback has been that this full range of ‘one stop’ services does not currently exist in the industry,” said Tamir Rankow, an internationally sought-after corporate advisor and consultant and member of the OspreyME leadership team. “We provide meeting planners a unique solution during these challenging times, to make them and their departments more viable and profitable as pressure builds to control costs and headcount.” Other members of his leadership team include Katie Adams, managing partner at GlobalWorks Events & Destination Management; Mark Benson, president at Applied Meetings and Hospitality Solutions; Noelle Christie, managing partner at GlobalWorks Events & Destination Management; Paget Kirkland, president at Kirkland Event & Destination Services; Todd Mickey, COO at Applied Meetings and Hospitality Solutions; and Randy Smith, CEO at Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning.
OspreyME has also created a unique opportunity for qualified professionals who have been displaced by COVID-19, realizing that their contacts follow them wherever they go in the industry. The Advance Sales Associate Program offers meeting planners, hotel salespeople and event experts the opportunity to earn up to 60 percent of profits. There’s no cost to become an associate, says Rankow, and they offer “the highest commissions in the industry.”