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30 COST SAVING TIPS IN 30 MINUTES Tom Michalisko, CMP Experient, A Maritz Travel Company.

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1 30 COST SAVING TIPS IN 30 MINUTES Tom Michalisko, CMP Experient, A Maritz Travel Company

2 Contract Negotiations

3 Flexible Meeting Dates

4 Book During Hotel’s Goal Periods

5 1/50 Cumulative: Credit to Master

6 Complimentary Suites, Upgrades and Staff rooms

7 Reduced Rate or Comp Board & Planning Meetings

8 No Fees for Storage and Handling

9 Complimentary or Discounted Internet Services

10 Pre-Planning

11 Know Your Labor Regulations (Union Properties)

12 Limit Authorization on the Master Account

13 Negotiate a Discount for Audio Visual

14 Provide Standard A/V to Speakers

15 E-Distribution of Meeting Materials

16 Food & Beverage

17 Negotiate Minimized Food & Beverage Penalties

18 Negotiate Menu Pricing Guaranteed 6 Months in Advance

19 Negotiate Complimentary Staff Meals

20 Bartender and other labor Fees Waived

21 A la Carte vs. Per Person Menu Pricing Cont. Breakfast, Breaks & Receptions

22 Order Non-Perishable Items on Consumption (or carry over to next break)

23 Order Break Items in Bulk

24 Think Seasonal

25 No “On Consumption” Beverages with Meals

26 Buffet Placement and Expensive Items

27 Water Coolers instead of Bottles

28 Beer & Wine Only Receptions

29 On-Site

30 Compare Rooms Outside Block for Credit

31 Proof and Sign all Banquet Checks On-Site (Same day if possible)

32 Breakfast Guarantees: 10% no show minimum

33 Inventory Refreshment Breaks and Bars In/Out

34 Don’t Announce Last Call on Bars

35 Bring Office Supply Kit

36 Questions and Answers Contact: Tom Michalisko, CMP Strategic Account Manager Experient


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