What do Wisconsin meeting and event planners want from venues? 35% say a dedicated staff person and/or quality, detailed communication. Other recurring themes include the need for a clear description of costs for all expenses and online/digital planning tools including maps and diagrams with multiple options for room and booth layouts.
“Being flexible. Our group sizes and agenda can change quickly, so having someone to work with and is flexible is so helpful to our group.”
“The best rate that we can get in order to keep costs down for our attendees and allow them to travel to these events.”
“Communication is key. I enjoy working with a venue that shows they care by working closely prior to the event, and follows up afterward seeking input and how they can make the experience even better the next time!”
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The survey was sponsored by, and Midwest Meetings would like to thank, Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Landmark Resort, Madison Marriott West, and The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club.
Kate Filipiak, CAE, Executive Director, Inc.,
Jennifer Mell, CMP, Travel Leaders,
Laura Richards, Senior Manager of Membership & Education, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and
Allison McCarty, Professional Education & Events Manager, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners. The responses from the survey provided valuable information and insight into meetings and events in Wisconsin.