Can You Do It Yourself?

The Daily Record | February 2010 PROBABLY NOT, BUT YOU CAN BARGAIN At the request of clients, Conference & Logistics Consultants Vice President Janeé Pelletier is looking to trim costs. Better deals from vendors, including food, are one way. Another is negotiating with hotels and convention centers, even renegotiating contracts that were signed the previous…

Cost-Cutting Advice for Thrifty Planners

Associations Now Magazine | June 2009 Not long ago, association conventions had a reputation for being a money pit — a huge black hole in your annual expenses through which money flowed like water. But in the current economy, maximizing your conference budget has become more important than ever. Luckily, there are number of changes…

Advance Planning Pays Off

PCMA’s “The Chatter” Newsletter | June 2009 Seasoned meeting managers know that a site inspection is the single most critical aspect of deciding where to hold and event. But too often, hearing out the door for a site visit is done without enough advance preparation. The following are five steps to help you prepare for…

Sustainable Savings

Meetings & Conventions Magazine | August 2006 The association is considering moving to an entirely paperless conference, Kaye adds, following the example set by Janeé M. Pelletier, CMP … now senior account manager for Annapolis, Md.-based Conference & Logistics Consultants. “Our decision to go paperless was driven by the desire to give members access to…

The Million Dollar Question

Washington Business Journal | April 2006 The company is billing the [Gaylord] property as a Washington destination, the cornerstone of The Peterson Cos.’ $2 billion National Harbor complex on the Potomac River. “They’re going to do great guns, and they’re going to give [Washington’s largest hotels] a run for their money,” says Paul Henning, president…

Budgeting for the Big Event

The Maryland Daily Record | February 2006 For most events the biggest cost – and one of the most important – is food. Paul Henning, president of Annapolis-based Conference and Logistics Consultants inc. estimates that lunch can cost $20 to $40 per person, not including tax or gratuity….. “It doesn’t have to be great, it…