We have come very far with this blog by exploring green meetings and meeting design. We celebrated the very last Queen’s Day together and warmed up for IMEX in Frankfurt. Time to pay attention to the probably most important people of the meeting industry, the people who prepare, organize and manage all our events and conferences – the meeting planners.
It was meeting planner and blogger Kendra McMurray who inspired me to this topic with her blogpost ‘We are more than just “Planners”‘. She created a crowdsourced list with all the labels and attributes that characterize a meeting planner. During the next weeks I would like to add more body to her list and that’s where YOU come into play.
Meeting planners are…
During IMEX in Frankfurt 2013 I asked people to fill in the sentence “Meeting planners are…” and I was able to collect many great suggestions. Now I would like to work them out, together with you. I want your stories and anecdotes that illustrate the hats that planners have to wear.
Please tell me your story
Have you ever had to act like a researcher? A designer? A host? A nurse? Or a negotiator? And give me a personal example for this role? Let’s show the industry how wide the capacities of a planner can reach. Let’s reinvent the profile of the meeting planner. Are you in?