May 16 Monthly Meeting

RSVP For Tuesday, May 16, 2017

This month we will present a unique two session workshop that will be one that you really can’t afford to miss. We will start a little earlier than normal and take a short break in the middle. The attendees that can stay will then be treated to the second session. This will be the best event planning training you will have the opportunity to attend in our local area this year.

Session 1 – Meetings in a Seller’s Market & Understanding Contracts

Session 2 – Risk Management for Meetings


Presented by Rob Clifton, CMP, Director of Global Accounts/ Team Director, Conference Direct

Register ASAP but no later than Friday May 12, 2017 by responding to




Session One – Things are changing daily in the meetings and event industry. Keeping track of everything that affects you in performing your job function is impossible but each of us need to keep up with the most current trends.

As the industry has changed so has how negotiations are performed between a buyer and seller. This workshop will get you up to speed in this area.

Session Two of this extended workshop will be dealing with a topic that many of us ignore until something happens that fundamental changes everything but may have been prevented with a preliminary risk assessment.

Please join us in these fundamentally important topic areas.


Hosted by Tiarra Giles

Hilton Knoxville Airport


2001 Alcoa Highway

Alcoa, TN 37701


10:00 a.m.           Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:15 a.m.            Registration/Networking

11:45 a.m.            Lunch

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.   “Meetings in a Seller’s Market

& Understanding       Contracts”

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.            “Risk Management for Meetings”

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                             $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members         No Charge

Supplier Members                                            $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                                 $ 35.00