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October 1, the association I chair IAEE NCC is hosting an educational program: Marketing Strategies: Industry Best Practices.
We have a great group of speakers; Jeff Chase – Founder & President – Immersa Marketing, Eve Schmitt – Global Travel Manager – VMWare, Steve Van Dorn – President & CEO – Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau and Miki Cohen – President – Western States Horse Expo, and Pat Zollman, CMP – Senior Director, Global Accounts – HelmsBriscoe.
Topics: Rebuild and rebrand your event – Driving attendance to your event with creativity – Booth sales – lose a little bottom line just this one year to prove your strength and commitment – Retaining sponsorship dollars by eliminating manpower barriers – Creating value – for the meeting, client etc.- Driving Sales and generating revenue – ROI etc. – Doing more with less – social networking, multiple year bookings with rebates etc. marketing thru Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. -Negotiating trade agreements with advertisers, clients and other partners instead of cash. -Substantial discounts when meeting on need periods -Inviting clients to intimate gatherings to showcase venue, food quality and service. -Making personal visits to our client’s place of business -Website enhancements: virtual tours and making sure all printed documents are online -Providing excellent customer service and continued education to staff on industry trends.
Registration: Cost $25
October 7th – Green Meetings – Making it Real Educational Conference Presented by Green Meetings Industry Council of Northern California and Inn Marin. This half-day educational conference features a Keynote on Corporate Social Responsibility, two informational panels, a reception and mini trade show.
DATE: October 7, 2009 | 2:30 pm to 6:30pm
LOCATION: Inn Marin | 250 Entrada Drive | Novato, CA 94949
FREE – Register Here: http://ncal.meetingsmags.com/article/educational-conference-green-meetings-making-it-real
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
NCN section of ASAE’s web site
ASAE now has more than 22,000 association CEOs, staff professionals, industry partners, and consultant members. (I have been asked to be on this year’s board)
ASAE NorCal Network event scheduled for Nov. 4 – Secrets of Successful CAEs Here’s the link with info. Note that “CAEs” refers to Certified Association
Bay Area Business Travel Association (BABTA) http://www.babta.org
Membership consists of travel managers, as well as suppliers and vendors from airline, car rental, hospitality and other travel-related industries.
September 23 Joint SVBTA / BABTA meeting
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
Leading source for sales and marketing information for professionals in tourism, travel, and hospitality.
July 20 / September 28 / October 26 / November 16
International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE NCC) http://iaeencc.com/ (I am the chair of the northern California chapter)
Represent the interests of tradeshow and exposition managers. Represents over 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.
August 27th / October 1
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) http://www.mpincc.org
Hold positions in Bay Area corporations, hotels and resorts, meeting management firms, and with meetings industry suppliers.
August 27 Education Program, Westin St. Francis / September 23 / October 28 / November 10
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) www.pcma.org/Chapters/Northern_California.htm
PCMA represents approximately 6,000 meeting industry leaders including planner professionals, suppliers, faculty and students.
September 17, 11:30am / October 29 – Joint MPI, IAEE, PCMA Mixer / November 19
Silicon Valley Business Travel Association (SVBTA) http://www.svbta.org/
Membership is an assemblage of travel managers and vendors in all phases of their careers.
July 23 / September 23 / October 8 / November 11
Society Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)
August 20 / September 24 / October 22 / November 19