Sign Up to The American Meetings Network – Receive a $500 AMEX Gift Card!

Sign Up to The American Meetings Network – Receive a $500 AMEX Gift Card!

Click here to register! – Meet directly with our meeting planners and sourcing managers.

In The American Meetings Network and at our Global Procurement Days, the focus is on the supplier, not the meeting planner. You may find yourself asking, “How can this be?”

The answer is easy, at AMI, we have our own network of meeting planners and sourcing managers who service our Fortune 500 Clientele. We need thousands of qualified suppliers annually to support these initiatives. It is suppliers like you that help us provide stellar accommodations, incredible destinations, AV, technology, ground transportation and other valuable meeting services. Our suppliers are truly valued partners.

OUR SPECIAL GIFT TO YOU!

  • A $500 AMEX Gift Card just for registering to join as a Prime Supplier!
  • Access to Millions of dollars of supplier opportunities before sourcing begins on the open market.
  • Includes one attendee at one of AMI’s Quarterly, Global Procurement Days.
  • Access to our database of over 46,000 planners in The American Meetings Network.
  • Establishing long term relationships with AMI Sourcing Managers and Meeting Planners.

Click here to register!

Meet directly with our meeting planners and sourcing managers

  • Thursday, March 7th
  • Wednesday, May 22nd
  • Thursday, September 19th
  • Thursday, December 5th

Attend our next Global Procurement Day: March 7th, 2019!

American Meetings Network Success Story: Educational Measures

American Meetings Network Success Story: Educational Measures

Meet our Prime Supplier: Mike Caserta, VP Business Development at Educational Measures

Our Prime Supplier Member of the month, Educational Measures, joined The American Meetings Network as Prime Supplier in April, 2018.

He met 1:1 with AMI’s VP of Virtual Engagements and has seen significant business as a direct result of  joining The American Meetings Network and attending Global Procurement Day!

About Global Procurement Day

AMI’s Global Procurement DayThe American Meetings Network’s quarterly procurement engagement is strategically designed to match our Corporate Meeting Planners and Sourcing Managers with our Partner Supplier Network.

Aurelio DeMendoza, AMI’s SR VP Marketing and Strategic Alliances mentions that “Our network brings together the best meeting planning talent, venues, technology, and services worldwide to build and flawlessly deliver the custom virtual and live meeting experiences our clients demand for engaging their key audiences. It’s the best way to be a part of our meetings and events.”

Your Company Can Be Our Next Success Story!

As part of AMI’s commitment to our supplier partners, in 2018, we have expanded the number of procurement days allowing for smaller, more intimate interactions with our talented AMI meeting managers and sourcing professionals.

Meet directly with our meeting planners and sourcing managers

  • Thursday, March 7th
  • Wednesday, May 22nd
  • Thursday, September 19th
  • Thursday, December 5th

Attend our next Global Procurement Day: March 7th, 2019!

Click here to register!

Discover the Network you need to succeed in 2019

Discover the Network you need to succeed in 2019

The American Meetings Network – Global Procurement Day

During Global Procurement Day, we develop stronger and deeper relationships with our partner suppliers, while also preparing them to work closely with our global network. The American Meetings Network brings together the best meeting planning talent, venues, technology, and services worldwide—to build and flawlessly deliver the meeting experiences AMI’s Fortune 500 clients demand for engaging their key audiences.

“This is literally the single most valuable event I have ever attended as a supplier. The way that AMI presets the meetings for you, your time is so well spent. It helps everybody feel focused because they are condensed time slots. They keep it moving beautifully and everything has been provided in a way that suppliers are set up to succeed.” 

Rebecca Sahlin, VP of Sales, Commonwealth Worldwide Executive Transportation

 

Meet directly with our meeting planners and sourcing managers

  • Thursday, March 7th
  • Wednesday, May 22nd
  • Thursday, September 19th
  • Thursday, December 5th

Attend our next Global Procurement Day: March 7th, 2019!

Click here to register!

4 Things Meeting Planners Want From Their Sales Professionals

4 Things Meeting Planners Want From Their Sales Professionals

What influences buying decisions for today’s Sourcing Managers and Meetings Planners?

 

Here are four seller capabilities that every meeting Industry sales professional should master.

  1. Understand their business – Do your homework and research your prospective client so you can make valuable recommendations – never start a meeting with “So, tell me about your company”.
  2. Maintain exceptional communication skills throughout the entire sales cycle – From listening actively and asking insightful questions to virtual presentations and negotiation, today’s Meeting Planners expect that every interaction is both clear and compelling.
  3. Master the Post-Sale – Suppliers often aren’t focusing enough on what happens after the sale. Maintain communications with your clients – Birthday cards, holiday emails and touch-point email marketing are all effective methods to stay front of mind.
  4. Provide Insight and Perspective – Suppliers need to be able to differentiate themselves against their competition. Providing well-informed insights and perspective (or, failing to) can often make the difference in the buying decision.

Master these 4 seller capabilities and watch your sales soar!

American Meetings Network’s Global Procurement Day A Total Success!

American Meetings Network’s Global Procurement Day A Total Success!

American Meetings, Inc. (AMI) CEO, Andy McNeill, and the AMI Network Team hosted our quarterly Global Procurement Day on Thursday, September 20th 2018 at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. The event was a success from start to finish, providing both highly effective business development meetings, with an educational session, and the opportunity to develop genuine connections and build relationships with our Prime Member Suppliers.

The event kicked off with an incredible welcome dinner at Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale that was both delicious, and a lot of fun! AMI team members played an informal game of musical chairs throughout the dinner, ensuring that our Prime Suppliers had an opportunity to not only meet but really begin getting to know our AMI Meeting Planners, Sourcing Managers, and Executive Leadership on a personal level.  A special thank you goes out to our transportation sponsor, Just Right DMC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following morning the suppliers had the exclusive opportunity for business development meetings with AMI Meeting Planners and Sourcing Managers. The results of these 1:1 meetings were nothing short of amazing!  Several suppliers left with business in hand!  The Global Procurement Day Luncheon and Procurement Panel Session, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment, was both informative and inspiring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendees had the rare opportunity to hear an in-depth discussion with two of AMI’s Tier One Clients, and the afternoon’s keynote speakers, Sara Friedlander, Director Enabling Services at Bristol Myers Squibb, and Monette Knapik, Director of Strategic Procurement at CVS Health. Both spoke about their challenges, successes, supplier diversity programs, and current best practices for managing the procurement of such large organizations.

Who Attended?

As part of our commitment to our supplier partners, in 2018, we have expanded the number of procurement days allowing for smaller, more intimate interactions with our talented AMI meeting managers and sourcing professionals. The purpose of our Global Procurement Day is to develop stronger and deeper relationships with our partner suppliers, while also preparing them to work closely with our global network.  Attendee’s included:

Missed Out?

Not to worry!  AMI hosts our Global Procurement Day event(s) quarterly.  Find out If your business qualifies to become a Prime Supplier on The American Meetings Network, by calling Paul Steinmetz, Director of The American Meetings Network at (954) 440-1274 or emailing suppliers@americanmeetings.com.

Choose the Date that’s best for you:

Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Thursday, March 7, 2019