Jody Brandes, co-chair of the upcoming Pharma Forum conference, dishes on shorter lead times, competition for event space, rising food and beverage costs, and the importance of supplier relationships in the post-pandemic meetings landscape.
Face-to-face education and networking are back for meeting professionals. If you think you don’t have the budget, use this list of 2022 events to learn which have hosted-buyer programs, early-bird pricing, and other ways to save.
Industry attorneys and others say the recent OIG Fraud Alert reinforces the need for planners to be wise about food and beverage offerings, and even venue selection, when engaging practitioners. Here is their advice.
After a year as board chair for the Professional Convention Management Association, Kirsten Olean is applying lessons from that experience to the 2022 meetings she’s heading up at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.