What drives meeting planners craziest was the subject of a “March Madness” contest held recently by the Destination Marketing Association International’s empowerMINT team. The contest garnered more than 3,000 votes from 400 planners. “I was a little surprised by the outcome of our tournament and it has given me a new appreciation and insight into planners’ challenges,” said Managing Director of DMAI’s empowerMINT initiative Christine Shimasaki.
If you’re a meeting manager, click through to see if your pet peeves are reflected in the survey results. If you work for a destination marketing organization, hotel, or other event service provider, click through our gallery to make sure you’re not doing the things that make meeting managers mad—and made “event coordinator” one of CareerCast’s Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2015. The tournament survey was sponsored by Visit Indy, the destination holding the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.