Cheryl Lim gives us four great sustainability tips to utilize for your next meeting or event in an article she wrote for Bizzabo.
A startling statistic by MeetGreen shows that a typical five day conference with 2,500 attendees consumes up to 62,500 disposable plates, 87,500 napkins, 75,000 cups and 90,000 cans or bottles. Given the extensive amount of logistics used for event planning, it is no surprise that the event planning industry has a huge impact on the environment.
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By Rose Curiel, BizBash
Nonprofit event planner Todd Hawkins shares his tricks for leveraging everything from social media to established vendor relationships to cut production costs.
As the founder and head of production company the Todd Group, planner Todd Hawkins has come to specialize in nonprofit events, impressively counting the West Coast chapters of St. Jude and the Red Cross among his many clients. Given the fact that he consistently works on fund-raisers—where the priority is raising rather than spending money—Hawkins definitely knows a thing or two about cutting productions costs—and his tips work equally well for both nonprofit and corporate events. Here’s what he had to say about maximizing an event budget:
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Attending an event and looking for ways to maximize the experience both online and offline? Building Blocks Social Media created a tweet-sharing program for IMEX America 2012 that resulted in more online exposure for all of the brands involved. Most people are not using Twitter on a daily basis, but they see the value in using it at a large event to see who is there, see what people are talking about and participate in the conversations themselves. Are you leveraging this opportunity in the right way?
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