centralization

It's about Purchasing, not Planning

In today's world of “strategic meeting management programs,” or SMMPs, a centralized approach to meetings doesn't typically mean centralizing the planning function itself, but rather centralizing the sourcing and contracting of meetings. An SMMP might include a meeting registry; a companywide technology for sourcing meeting sites, sending e-RFPs, and data management; preferred-supplier arrangements; and meeting policies that improve compliance

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