Independent Planners

December 2018

Meeting Planners Unite, an association of independent meeting planners that was formed in the wake of the Marriott International commission cuts in early 2018, announced it is offering a healthcare plan for members.

November 2018

Loews Hotels is increasing its third-party meeting planner commissions to 13 percent at select hotels in 2019. The luxury hotel company is maintaining its current 10 percent commission structure at its other properties.

March 2018

Forty-four-year meetings and hospitality industry veteran David Bruce, managing partner of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas-area meeting planning and association management company CMP Meeting Services, knows and cares enough about his profession that he realizes it’s time for a big change.

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