What information should a planner come to a CVB with? What questions should planners be asking CVBs to help utilize their services more fully? Midwest Meetings asked these questions so you, the planner, don’t have to. Here are some responses we received from Midwest CVBs
• The must see, do, experience favorites of some Midwest CVBs • Why CVBs enjoy their role with meeting and event planners • Venue recommendations from people 'in the know'
Midwest Convention and Visitor Bureaus are a wonderful asset to meeting and event planners. Local CVBs can give you the inside scoop on venues, resources, dining, and even some outside the box destinations that can provided you and your attendees added enticement.
• CVBs disclose hidden gems in their area • Off the beated path adds adventure for attendees • Old and new venues create unique experiences
Planners want to give attendees the best in every aspect of their event, but sometimes finding a new spark for attendees can be a hard to find. Luckily, area CVBs can help planners find the perfect locations for their groups and point you in the direction of unique venues and one-of-a-kind experiences. These hidden gems could be just the experience to add extra excitement to your next event.
• Planning a dine around or pub crawl with help from a CVB • Creating memories with local cuisine and beverages • Build your event around your attendees
“Food is said to trigger memories, the challenge is to trigger the right memories in the right people.” Truer words were never spoken by Phillip Wanke, Director of Group Sales, Explore La Crosse, La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Dine arounds can be the perfect way to trigger those right memories with attendees. People may not remember everything from an event, but when it comes to food, people are known to talk about a good or bad experience for years. And, what better way to create positive memories than working with the local experts at the CVB.