In 2014 the hotel industry set record a breaking number of guest rooms sold and new hotel supply will not outpace demand in the foreseeable future. Planners looking to obtain competitive responses to their RFP need to begin with comprehensive knowledge of their options and well-constructed RFP, specific to the demand factors in the destinations under consideration.
Who couldn’t use an advocate or strategic planning partner in the destination to help take the guess work out of the search and provide support in taking advantage of opportunities and avoiding common pitfalls?
While there are a plethora of resources available to planners supporting the skills and resources necessary to execute a successful meeting, few of them combine destination knowledge, local expertise, and connections to leverage in-market relationships.
And none of them, other than the services of your destination experts of the official marketing arm of their destinations (CVBs) are FREE to you! Free because their services are funded by tax assessments and those vested in growing tourism in the destination.
Our aim is to give you key insights to leverage your CVB partners for maximum benefit and help you understand the services they provide to assist you in the search and planning process.
- How CVBs can help you FIND what you are looking for and make your RFP destination specific when sourcing your meeting or event to meet the objectives of your stakeholders and your budget parameters
- About the meeting and event planning tools DMAI’s empowerMINT.com makes available for planners to research the options available to meet your requirements: get destination information quickly, connect with the right person, and solve your most pressing issues
- How to access your PER ” Post Event Report/meeting credit score” for more accurate history reporting and benchmarking critical factors for your next meeting
- About the educational resources available to help you with all facets of your strategic event planning, including: site inspections, corporate social responsibility, green meetings, accessibility, high speed internet access and more!
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
Roberta Kravitz, Executive Director for ISMRM and has been with the association since 2005. She is highly respected in the meetings industry and active in PCMA Northern California Chapter and nationally. She is also a member of ISMRA, SME Business Forum, and IMSN. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California.
This multi-disciplinary nonprofit association promotes innovation, development, and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world, as a community made up of clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, and technologists-professionals united by a common interest in the ongoing dialogue between the scientific and clinical communities.
Salt Lake CVB, Current DMAI Board Chair
Scott Beck is President/CEO of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. Prior to joining the Bureau, Scott was the General Manager of the Salt Lake City Marriott City Center hotel in 2001, and worked with the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee as a host hotel for AT&T and the European Broadcasting Company. In addition to working as a host hotel, Scott Beck and his team were the official food and beverage provider for the now infamous Bud World Event that took place during the 2002 Winter Olympics at Gallivan Plaza