Ever wonder how a corporate event planning company performs their magic? Helms Briscoe and NYC &Co gathered at Convene’s Grand Central conference center for a panel discussion on “How Best to Work with a Corporate Events Agency.”

The panelists, Helms Briscoe meeting planning experts, gave the audience a chance to pick their brain on the planning process as well as learn about what it’s like to work with clients.


Key Takeaways:

  1. The marketplace has turned into a seller’s market. The volume of availability and pricing of venues has changed significantly.
  2. You don’t have to book your hotel accommodations and meeting space under one roof.  Most of the time, it’s more cost effective to use a dedicated conference center and book guest accommodations at a neighboring hotel.
  3. Avoid conference centers that “nickel-and-dime” you with concessions and be sure to communicate that you want quotes from meeting spaces that will include all the necessary event resources, such as free high-speed Wi-Fi, snacks and beverages, freshly-made food, in-room technology, and on-site staff to help.

Click Here to read the full transcript of what the Helms Briscoe associates answered about working with their clients (aka Meeting Planners).