Planners


This is a half-day educational and networking event for corporate, association, government, incentive, religious and executive meeting planners. Whether you are just beginning your career or a veteran in the planning industry, the National Events Partnership Showcase will provide you with the knowledge and partnerships to perform at a higher level in your position. Start your day with a tour of your host venue, enrich your mind with CEU qualified educational session, meet your partners face-to-face, then wrap up your day with a lunch and gift giveaways. No need to stress about being away from the office more days; your Partners/suppliers travel to your city.

Why Attend


Because we said so! Yeah, that didn’t work on us either when we were kids.

Let us instead ask a better question. Why wouldn’t you attend the National Events Partnership Showcase?


  • Connector.

    The showcase is tailored and designed with both the planner and supplier/partner in mind. You meet pre-qualified decision makers and walk away with the right connections. (Hidden message: we won’t waste your time).

  • Connector.

    Carefully planned CEU qualified educational sessions will help you drive greater results and maintain your Meeting Planner Certification. If you are not a certified planner, you will still gain valuable takeaways.

  • Connector.

    Don’t worry partners; we also have something for you at the end of each showcase. We surveyed thousands of planners about how a partner/supplier can win their business and will share the results with you.

  • Connector.

    We already mentioned that we won’t waste your time which is why the showcase lasts only four hours (and we feed you twice so we’ll just leave you now with that tasty bit of info).

Education Session


Our educational sessions are:


  • CEU qualified topics
  • Relevant to all experience levels
  • Thoughtfully designed with the meeting planner in mind
  • The most important thing you will ever learn (ok maybe not but, we’re just making sure you’re still paying attention)

Sample topics include:


  • Putting your best RFP Forward
  • How to successfully negotiate and contract with hotels/venues
  • Top 15 Essential Clauses to include in your contracts
  • Understanding AV like a pro
  • Contract Clauses and what they really mean

Agenda


  8:00 AM: Planner Registration


  8:45 AM: Education Session (CEU)


10:00 AM: Partnership Information Exchange


12:00 PM: Lunch, Networking and Gift giveaways


  1:00 PM: Event concludes


Common Questions


Regardless of position or title, if you plan a meeting for your company – we welcome you to attend. Upon completing the online registration form, we will qualify and invite the suppliers/partners that you wish to do business with.

If your guest plans meetings, then yes. However, they must also complete the online registration form so we can match their desired supplier/partner for the showcase.

We get asked this question a lot. Due to the limited seats available at the showcase, we typically set a limit of one planner per company. However, we realize that large companies have more than one planner managing different meetings. Multiple planners from the same company can attend, however, each planner from the same company still needs to register online – verifying separate programs/clients.
Visit our registration page for a full list of our upcoming events!

Have more questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to view more questions and answers or shoot us a message on our Contact page.