This event has been postponed until further notice
March 8th - Don't Just Be A Cost Center- Making Meetings and Events a Center Point
Focused towards the Meetings and Events Planner Community, this is a must attend education event and is as timely as ever as our meeting planning industry continues to evolve.
We're all "cost centers" supporting our companies and organizations. This session looks at ways to have your company see your Meetings and Events department or role as critical and irreplaceable.
This discussion suggests that we don't wait until we're told to downsize or diminish our offering. Instead, you build your reputation to proactively be seen as a must have. How can you, as a meetings and events professional, position yourself or your team as an "uncuttable" partner?
This session will be geared to experienced and senior level meeting professionals, but will be beneficial for those with less experience and meetings and events suppliers. We all need to show value to our organizations.
MJM Creative supplies meeting and live event consulting services to Fortune 500 corporations and large non-profit organizations as a wholly owned subsidiary of WPP Communications and MPIGNY has this opportunity to share in their knowledge.
- The learner/audience will walk away with ways to make your meetings/events not just
a spoke on the wheel but the CenterPoint to your internal communications program or your External marketing plan.
- Learn a few tricks to tighten budgets and continue to deliver your craft.
- Learn some strategic positioning tactics that will elevate your status to strategic and critical.
Our Speaker: Chris Chambers
CEO, MJM Creative
In April 2008, the Pope came to New York. I talked one of my friends, who happened to be producing the ‘show’ into letting me work the crew call, otherwise known as several gruelling and cold all-nighters in Yonkers. Assigned to the CAT power crew, I spent 20 hours slugging miles and miles of power cable through fields and buildings.
At 2 a.m. the first night, the union steward called a break, and we went into this big mess tent with heaters…and hot pans of spaghetti and meatballs. That meal meant everything. It made every moment up to 2 a.m. worth it, it fueled every minute we would work after. And, I never again questioned the validity of crew meals as a budget line item.
My job today brands me with a different title (albeit my share of all-nighters)—but I haven’t let that stop me from slugging cable. Sometimes, I stage-manage. And I’m as likely to storyboard a client video as I am to sign off on its budget.
I’m not the expert at every task and skill needed to build and create your meeting to training, but I’ve made it part of my job description to know what each of them are…and what and who it takes to get them done.