How much is your third-party meeting planner costing you? And how would you know?
The independent conference and meeting planning industry offers a smorgasbord of pricing options - “no cost” site selection, hourly rates, fixed fees and percentage fees based on the total bill.
Plus there are hotel commissions, negotiated discounts and vendor rebates, perks for independent planners that you may not have access to or even know about.
All of which makes it tough to calculate the bottom line and compare apples-to-apples when hiring an independent meeting planner.