Kovaleski, Dave
February 2008
Association Meetings;Feb2008, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p36
Trade Publication
The article offers guidelines for planners on handling growth in meetings. Planners should understand the convention center's event planning process. They must find out if the room comes with audiovisual equipment and if there are charges for room sets. A copy of the center's use or license agreement must be asked. Planners also need to understand what exclusive contracts the center has in place.


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