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PYM News: June 2013

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                                               June 2013
In this issue ...
30 ways to enhance the value of meetings and events, the future of event engagement, tips for site visits, 5 things to do to get better hotel deals, and more!
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PYM meetings More events, less work: Is it possible?
By Mary Crogan

Small businesses today host 13 to 14 events per year, thanks to innovations in event management technology and social media.

pym metaphysics
By Stacy Ruth
Listen to attendees. Their collective wisdom is greater than any one presenter.

contract negotiations
By Plan Your Meetings

Sourcing hotels can be a huge drag on your already busy schedule. How do you get your meeting requests noticed? How do you ensure that you're getting the best deal?


Featured partner:

DELTA, THE PORT AUTHORITY OF New York & New Jersey and JFKIAT OPEN NEW $1.4B TERMINAL 4 AT JFK. Terminal 4 now measures at 2 million square feet, making it one of the largest terminals in N.A. The 1st phase of Delta's Terminal 4 includes: 9 new and 7 renovated gates, improved and renovated check-in-areas, a dedicated Sky Priority check-in, centralized security checkpoint, new dining and retail offerings, a new 24,000 square-foot flagship Delta SkyClub with first ever Sky Deck, in-line baggage system and improved Customs and Boarder Protection, baggage claim and re-check facilities.

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San franWith so many conferences in competition, event organizers need to become more savvy about the value they offer.

homework PYM
By Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC

Smart speakers exchange crucial information with the meeting arranger as soon as they've been booked. 

To do lists

If your site inspection begins when your CSM greets you in the lobby, you're leaving things undone.

Crave more education? Join us at a PYM LIVE Event! We'll be in Raleigh, N.C., on June 25. And early bird registration for Denver (Aug. 7) is open now. Registration for NYC (Aug. 22) and Atlanta (Sept. 26) will open June 24. View our full event schedule here.

safety first

What would happen if meetings and events were designed to answer attendees' needs instead of corporate mandates? That's the question behind design thinking for events, a process intended to create more effective, relevant and enjoyable learning environments and experiences.


weekly deals  
In this issue: @BeaverRun, AMA Executive Conference Centers, @CrownePlaza

In this issue: @BeaverRun, @intercontampa, @CobbGalleria and @CobbEnergyPac, @danahotel, @zooatl

In this issue: Richardson, @MyMyrtleBeach, AMA Executive Conference Centers, @WarwickMelrose

In this issue: @bouldercvb @peabodyorlando @foreverresorts @stayinsavannah

In this issue: @westinstfr @visitgrapevine @CobbGalleria @CobbEnergyPac @atlantiscasino AMA Executive Conference Centers

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