Categories: Conference News
      Date: Feb 16, 2012
     Title: Meeting Planning in Difficult Economic Times
We are all feeling the effects of the struggling economy. The effect on you, the SPS conference organizer, is that while your primary goal is to produce a successful conference -- you now find yourself in a position of having to manage the conference budget more tightly and you are forced to find ways to accomplish more with less.

We are all feeling the effects of the struggling economy. The effect on you, the SPS conference organizer, is that while your primary goal is to produce a successful conference -- you now find yourself in a position of having to manage the conference budget more tightly and you are forced to find ways to accomplish more with less. Here are a few tips from other conference organizers for getting the best deals from hotels and convention centers:

The best practice of all is to have a good working relationship with the hotel or convention center. A quality hotel wants your conference to be successful so that you will consider holding the next conference there and/or you will recommend their property to a colleague. A good conference is the best advertising they will ever get.