by Leo Jakobson | November 07, 2017

Electronic RFP tools have revolutionized the way meeting and event planners interact with hoteliers and venue managers, but they are a decidedly mixed blessing. 

While these tools have enabled both buyers and suppliers to expand their relationships and have taken much of the time and effort out of the site-selection process, that streamlining has also has also made it too easy to send out too many requests for proposals. Too often, the result is a torrent of RFPs that overwhelms suppliers and creates a barrier to the face-to-face collaboration part of the process.

Join Successful Meetings Senior Editor Leo Jakobson  at 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday, Nov. 8, as he moderates a dialogue between supplier Chris Riccardi, executive vice president of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), and planner Kristen Allan, manager of operations and account management for BCD Meetings & Events that will take on the key issues and challenges of integrating electronic RFPs into the site-selection process, and offer best practices on how each side can best manage their end of it. 

 

 

To register for this free webinar, Best Practices for Managing RFPs: A Supplier/Planner Dialogue click here.

Sponsored by touches, this free webinar offers continuing education credits towards the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation offered by the Events Industry Council.