Christian Meeting Planning Resources – October Update

Here is what we’ve added in October by category

Marketing/Promotion

Site Selection

Retreats/Meetings

Meeting Planners

I hope you find these helpful and remember we have many more than might interest you  in the Meeting Planner Resources section of the blog.

Resources – July Update

Here is what we’ve added in July by category

Marketing/Promotion

Twitter Hashtag Pages – The most crucial social media tool on-site at conferences is the Twitter hashtag…

Site Selection

The Green Meetings Evolution – The meeting and convention industry has made some eco-friendly strides in recent…

Visual Worship – What we see in the world around us deepens our knowledge and understanding of a Holy God and causes us to…

Retreats/Meetings

Choosing The Best Speaker – Hiring speakers is tricky business. Will they engage audience members or have them struggling to keep…

Creative Menu Planning on a Budget– Knowing peoples’ eating habits can help you save a bunch at your next event…

Meeting Planners

Meetings Industry Is Moving Forward Slowly – The average U.S. meeting attendee, over the course of a three-day event, uses more than 2,000…

5 New Networking Opportunities at RCMA – Religious Conference Manager Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting offers…

I hope you find these helpful and remember we have many more than might interest you  in the Meeting Planner Resources section of the blog.

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A Little Insight into Site Selection

At Ridgecrest Conference Center we host hundreds of events each year. In doing so, we get the pleasure of working with many excellent Christian meeting and retreat planners. Over the next several months, we will be posting a series of Q and A sessions where we ask some of these planners to share a little of their meeting expertise with us.

Cathy Payne is the International Director for the Church of God of Prophecy and we asked her to give us her top 3 list for each of 3 questions related to selecting a destination and site for her meetings. Here they are:

MSM – What are the top 3 reasons you select a particular destination?

  1. Location
  2. Price
  3. Service

MSM – What are the top 3 reasons you select a specific hotel/conference center at that destination?

  1. Self contained/all under 1 roof
  2. Close to shopping
  3. Availability of fellowship areas

MSM – What are the 3 most important details to you when negotiating a contract with the event venue?

  1. Free parking
  2. Free meeting space
  3. Free sleeping room upgrades for staff

What about you? How do your top 3 differ from Cathy’s? Please feel free to share by commenting below.