Strategic meetings management is the last bastion of unmanaged travel, particularly if your company has already globalised transient spend.
But managing your meetings and events spend strategically can help leverage suppliers and mitigate risk: both of which are crucial components of any strategic meetings management plan (SMMP).
ETM has extensive experience creating SMMPs, both in the events space and in travel and meetings consolidation.
Our intelligent sourcing and reporting technology allows businesses to drive significant savings and policy compliance.
Our SMMP is provided as a consultancy service and can be designed around your corporate needs. In our experience, the top three factors contributing to a successful SMMP, are:
• Senior management support
• Data and reporting capabilities
• Having an outsourced partner/stakeholder engagement
• Event strategy development
• Venue sourcing and negotiation
• Spend reporting and consolidation
• Tracked return on investment
• Creation of event theme in line with brand positioning and strategy
• Design and production
• Speaker support
• Centralised sourcing
• Advice on message delivery
• Audience response systems
• Centralised review of contracts
• Interactive debates