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RECR 470
MIDTERM EXAM
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1/24/17
Meetings & Conventions: In-Class Notes
- Size of Meeting Industry (USA)
o 1.83 million meetings, trade shoes, etc.
o 225 million attendees
o 275 million room nights
o $280 billion in direct spending
o $28 billion in tax revenue
- Types of Meetings/Conferences
o Convention, Conference, Congress
o City-wide convention
More than one hotel
o Trade Show, Exhibition, Exhibition
Not anyone can go
o Consumer Show
Ex Gem show, car show, wedding show
Anyone can go
o Meeting
o Panel Discussion
Ppl w/diff. areas of expertise
o Symposium
Science-related
o Seminar
More participative
o Retreat
Leisure oriented
o Lecture
One-way learning technique
o Workshop
Certain problem you want to solve
- Terms to Know
o Keynote speaker
Headlier
Can find @ speakers’ ureau
o General session
Everyone together
o Breakouts
Smaller groups, specific topics
o Concurrent sessions
Sessions @ the same time
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- Who holds meetings?
o Market segments
Corporate
Incentive trips
Associations
Gathering of like-minded ppl in an industry
Non-profits
Ex Girl Scouts
Gov. agencies
Ex Transportation Research Board
SMERF
- Types of Planners (who plans conventions?)
o Full-time meeting planners
Who has these?
o Single-event/part-time planners
o Committees
o Individuals
o Third party planners
Why are they called that?
idepedet eetig plaer
Does’t ork for opay, are hired
Ass. Mgmnt Companies
Destination Mgmnt Companies
o Travel agents
Big companies/businesses use these
Easier to track expenditures, etc.
- Types of Meeting Facilities
o Convention center
Big multi-purpose venue
Owned by city b/c brings in rev. for city
o Hotels
o Conference center
Used for small meetings
Ex IACC
o Other venues
Cruise lines
All inclusive
Universities
Performing Arts Centers
Historic Sites/Museums
Unique venues
“tadius Lei’s
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