PCMA Convene: The Magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association | September 2012
Janeé Pelletier, CMP, vice president of Annapolis, Md.–based Conference & Logistics Consultants, pointed out an additional challenge planners of association events and large conventions may now be experiencing: securing space for their 2014 and 2015 events. Although an organization ideally should book its large events at least four years in advance, Pelletier said, a surge of customers are looking for meeting space within the next three years. “When the bottom fell out of the economy, many construction projects were put on hold. Many properties and many cities had expansion projects or new builds that they decided to table,” Pelletier said.