Cutting budgets can be necessary and we know where the cuts can be made. When a media association needed to slash its budget, they turned to Meetings & Events USA.
We needed to cut $200,000 out of a media conglomerate’s budget for their national convention without impacting attendee’s experience. Knowing what and how to cut items was crucial. Meetings & Events USA staff worked with all external vendors to reduce costs incrementally without noticeably affecting the end product along with identifying and then removing or reducing events and offerings within the convention that historically did not yield return for the association or its sponsors and exhibitors. In the end, the effect was completely transparent to attendees and the convention was within budget and we are currently planning meetings through 2009 for the group.