AMI Newsletter – Fall 2010

Quarterly Newsletter | Fall 2010
Regional Meetings May Result in Greater ROI

The “staycation” effect isn’t just for families planning summer fun. Many businesses are seeing successes with relatively locally-held corporate meetings. Regional events help reduce travel times and keep budgets in check, as smaller cities can save you 10-20% on expenses.

In a recent interview featured in Meeting Professionals International’s One+ magazine regarding regional advantages, American Meetings CEO Andy McNeill noted, “You can run a very nice meeting and not be opulent.” The article went on to discuss the influence this growing trend toward local has on businesses and the events industry itself.


Consider the Benefits of Crossing the Border

Hosting your corporate meeting or global summit in a foreign country can be a great getaway for reinforcing your organization’s culture and values and re-energizing your entire team. Destinations such as Paris and Vienna are traditionally the top places for association conventions and congresses, but your options for corporate events are as wide open as the world map.

While there are a number of benefits to taking your team on an international excursion, there are several important factors to consider. AMI offers you insight on some of the critical must-have’s to ensure safe and successful travels.


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Did You Know?


US hotel occupancy increased 4.4% for the first 6 months of 2010 when compared to 2009, and 2nd quarter occupancy was up 6.2%.
Serving breakfast foods in bulk rather than individual servings can cut up to 20% of the cost of your meal.
Meetings and events are directly responsible for 1 million American jobs.



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Put TED’s Proven Tactics to Work

The TED conference is one of the world’s top idea exchanges and today’s prototype for creating effective corporate meetings. Famous for its audience-friendly blueprint – such as 18-minute time-limits for speakers and no keynote speeches – the TED model is a prime example we can all look to for engaging our attendees.

You can use some of TED’s concepts & ideas to create your own impactful corporate event. AMI recently addressed how in our meetings blog.


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