Three years ago AMI launched the American Meetings Network. The first social and business connection website for the Meeting Industry. The Network, designed for Meeting & Event Planners, Travel Directors, and Industry Suppliers has grown and continues to welcome new members. “We wanted to build an online community of industry professionals that would help support and lift each other up,” says Aurelio De Mendoza VP of Strategic Partnerships at AMI. He goes on to explain that The Network includes two distinct areas:
THIS SOCIAL NETWORK is designed with you in mind, providing networking, one-stop-shop promotions, valuable industry information, and most importantly, potential new business opportunities. The best part is that it’s free to qualified industry users. On the social side, one can follow as many people as possible and allow them to follow you, submit and view industry opportunities on a regular basis, use the resource library to find valuable information, tools, and industry tips.
THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY is a robust directory of industry suppliers, vetted travel directors, and meeting planners that you may connect with for business opportunities. The search function works by business name, location, and service offered.
For planners who join there are added benefits. The Network provides the opportunity to expand your involvement by becoming an AMI Partner Meeting Planner. Partner Meeting Planners work together with AMI on meetings and events.
Here are 10 ways planners can benefit by increasing your level of involvement once you join the Network.
1- Increase your income: AMI has the most aggressive profit-sharing program in the industry.
2- Be a part of something bigger: AMI is a family-oriented organization focused on mutual success.
3- Land meeting planning opportunities: Be included on one of the meeting industry’s top-ranked websites for lead generation.
4- Increase your earnings: Get first-shot at AMI contract meeting planning and travel director opportunities.
5- Reduce time, expenses, and stress in your day by gaining access to MeetingSoft.com: An industry-best project management & event registration software.
6- Travel: Meet new contacts by representing AMI at hosted buyer programs all over the world.
7- Gain peace of mind: Be covered by over 5 million dollars in General Liability Coverage when you partner with AMI.
8- Save time and money on proposals: With the industry’s most robust proposal builder module.
9- Be your own boss: Join a group of meeting planners excited about expanding their personal business opportunities.
10- Celebrate your success: Join the team at the Annual Partner Meeting Planner Meeting.
For more information, or help with a meeting or event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call American Meetings, Inc. @ 866-337-7799