Putting your CVB's to work for your meetings

  • November 07, 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Portland Airport 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97220


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Planner guests attend their first meeting free of charge and can either register individually or as a guest of another member.
  • Non-members can only attend up to 3 meetings per program year without being a member, after which they must become a member to attend additional meetings.
  • Planner guests attend their first meeting free of charge and can either register individualy or as a guest of another member.

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As an event planner are you being challenged to do more with less?  Is your staff overworked?  Has your event suffered from less effective programming or decreased attendance, all while event attendees are expecting more value, service and options?

So what's the secret to hosting a successful meeting?  Many meeting planners feel that it's often the services provided before, during and after an event that determine whether a function is a rousing success or just another mediocre meeting.  And more and more meeting planners are turning to local convention and visitors bureaus (CVB's) to fill the gap left by scarce resources and too few staff to effectively plan an event.

This month's program will help us understand how and why CVB's exist.  Desiree Everett, CGMP, 
 Director of Convention Sales; Carole Astley, Senior Manager, Industry and Visitor's Services from Travel Oregon; and Birgitte Simmons, Tourism and Sales Manager for Washington County Visitor's Association, will give us tips on how to best utilize the wide range of resources offered by CVB's to make your next meeting or event a success.

GOSGMP Member Host Property
Catherine Connall, Holiday Inn Portland Airport

GOSGMP is a proud chapter member of SGMP.  To learn more about SGMP, visit www.sgmp.org.

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