News & Articles - RFP

  • AV

    Freedom of Choice: AV Contracts

    By Heather Reid Did you know that as much as 55 per cent (yes, you read that right!) of a customer’s audiovisual (AV) invoice can be paid by the in-house preferred audiovisual supplier to the venue as a commission for the privilege of being identified as the “in-house preferred supplier”. With commissions at these staggering rates, significant revenues can be generated. It is no wonder then, that carefully crafted policies and fees are found in venue contracts to influence the…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations, Site Selection

  • Marriott

    Marriott Partners With Groups360

      Marriott International and Groups360 announced the launch of Instant Booking for Marriott’s portfolio of hotels in the United States and Canada. Marriott International is the first brand to have a direct integration with Groups360 to offer the “Instant Book” functionality for both guest rooms and meeting space at scale on GroupSync Marketplace, providing planners with a streamlined booking process at the click of a button. As the meetings and events landscape becomes more dynamic, many planners are currently challenged…

    Breaking News

  • contract RFP

    Sport Tourism Canada Issues RFP

      Sport Tourism Canada (STC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide event planning and management services to support the coordination and delivery of the 2023 Sport Events Congress (SEC23). SEC23 is scheduled to occur June 6-8, 2023, in Richmond, British Columbia, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the Vancouver Airport Marriott. The RFP will be available for interested parties to make submissions until Friday, January 27, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. STC is hosting SEC23 in partnership with Richmond…

    Breaking News

  • Helpful tips to answer event planning questions

    As an event planner, I wear many hats, mostly because of a bad hair day (already, I digress…). I manage a number of different areas within the events industry and work to provide exceptional service to my clients and build long lasting positive relationships with my suppliers. I have planned several large scale travel programs, and I tend to hear the same questions from my clients – the groups who are putting on the events. If you are a planner…

    Event Operations, Event Registration, The Business of Meetings

  • Seven best practices for success with eRFPs

    By Mike Mason eRFP technology has made fundamental changes in the way meeting planning works. The technology was designed to let planners send meeting requests to hotels in a couple of clicks and magically receive complete proposals back in a few hours. In reality, though, the technology that was supposed to save hours of work is now the No. 1 reason why planners are not receiving timely and complete proposals from hotels. The problem with eRFPs is that they have…

    Event Budgeting, Event Operations

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