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Green Your Meeting

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Photo © Aaron Elliott By Tamara Muldoon Sustainability, environmentally friendly, going green; these buzz words and phrases are as important today as they have ever been. “Environmental considerations are an increasing part of the conversation for groups planning an event with us,” says Scott Youngblood, general manager of Tigard, Oregon’s Embassy Suites.  He adds, “We have a computer program that tracks the carbon footprint of every conference we host. Planners use that information to see the effect of their changes.” You may think that conducting your event with an eye toward environmental friendliness is more trouble that it is worth.
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Working Together

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How event planners work hand-in-hand with CVB representatives to create a successful event In the meetings industry, few relationships are as vital to the success of an event as the one between the meeting planner and the convention and visitors bureau (CVB) or destination marketing organization (DMO). Planners rely on CVBs for many services, such as helping them choose a destination, selecting hotel and meeting venues, sourcing vendors, suggesting activities and even marketing. The role of convention salespeople at CVBs is not just to convince planners to bring an event to their city but also to ensure that the event is successful and
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