The theme of this year's Meeting Professionals International WEC was, "Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences."
"Designing an effective channel incentive strategy needs to reinforce the sales processes, highlight product information and reinforce the sponsoring company’s value proposition. It’s about helping channel partners and their salespeople sell effectively, while answering, 'What's in it for me?'"
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners has five live events a year focused on industry-specific education.
Meeting planners report getting turn-downs or pressure from hotels to commit and limited hold times.
When the 338-room hotel transitions to the Royal Sonesta brand, it will provide the same luxury accommodations that once hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Carter back in its hey day.
SITE, which is known for incentive industry education, now has a new offering of 12 online courses.
“Due to the collaboration among our hotels in the Hyatt Convention Alliance, we have seen booked revenue nearly triple from multiyear agreements over the last few years."
The Connect 2 Meetings promotion gives meeting planners double the rewards points and an up to 5 percent discount on food and beverage.