Cost-Saving Strategies: How to Maximize Your Meetings Budget

Presenter: Robyn Mietkiewicz

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
1:00 PM EST
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Having cost-savings strategies in place will add value to your meetings and protect the bottom line. Thinking like a hotel revenue manager is the key to that success. From F&B to AV and pushing back on hotels’ myriad fees and surcharges, meeting planners need to take a strategic focus in all phases of a meeting’s lifecycle and know how to communicate with facility sales representatives when entering the RFP and contracting phases.

Join Meetings Today and Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM, strategic partner with INNOV8 Meetings + Events, for this free one-hour webinar that will provide all the information you need to keep costs contained while providing a quality meeting.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will learn the following:

  • How to understand facility needs and sales cycles to maximize your negotiation power.
  • How to analyze key factors such as demand, meeting patterns, F&B spend and meeting value through all spend categories.
  • How to navigate and negotiate fees and surcharges frequently charged by facilities.
  • How to create a Cost Savings Tracking Report to confirm the value of your concessions with the hotel.

Earn CEUs: The Events Industry Council has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Financial Management Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM
Innovation Partner
INNOV8 Meetings + Events

Robyn is an industry leader and innovator.  She is a frequent speaker at industry events, providing cutting edge education to the meetings and events industry.  She continually contributes articles to several meeting industry trade publications on a wide range of topics from Strategic Meetings Management, Contract Strategy, Budget & Cost Savings Techniques, and more! 


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