5 Proposal Best Practices You’re Missing


I’ve written a TON of proposals as an event planner and while many of them have looked different, I’ve definitely taken what I’ve learned along the way and improved my overall proposal process dramatically. Last week I wrote a proposal for a great client and sent her all the information I knew she would need to make a decision. Some of what she asked had already been covered, but some of it had not been addressed in my proposal. I had a great experience last week.

Get Your Session Proposals in Now!

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The Call for Speakers will close this Thursday at 11:59 pm CST

Senate Bill Proposes Vaccine, Testing Requirements for US Domestic Flights

Travel Pulse

A bill introduced to the U.S. Senate would require U.S. domestic air travelers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or recent negative testing to get on a plane. Impacting Travel

4 Fresh Content Ideas for Your Sponsorship Proposals

Social Tables

Event producers find themselves under immense pressure to creatively put together new and fresh sponsorship proposals. So, here are my four fresh content ideas for sponsorship proposals. Be sure to add social media sponsorship benefits to all your sponsorship proposals. White papers are easy, the perfect content benefit to add to sponsorship proposals. A VIP program is a niche approach for top-level sponsorship proposals.

DOT Proposes Rules to Refund Fees for Delayed Bags

Business Traveler USA

The Department of Transportation has proposed new rules that would require airlines to refund baggage fees when checked bags are ‘significantly’ delayed. The department estimates the proposed rule change could mean $10.7

Craft The Perfect Event Proposal, Market Via Facebook Groups, and More

Endless Events

That means you need to craft an (almost) perfect event proposal if you want approval. Nab That Client with Your Event Proposal. Aside from a sterling track record, having a good proposal also helps a lot in this regard. This guide helps you craft the perfect proposal that will surely catch the client’s attention, from the format to the details. Before you plan for an event, you first need to get stakeholders on board.

We Made A Virtual Event Planning Tool That Will Simplify Your Next Request For Proposal!

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Check out our brand spanking new Virtual Event Request for Proposal Matrix! ??. There are so many pieces of specific information that need to be gathered, organized, and shared when it comes to creating a virtual event request for proposal. ?? The Best of the Best: RFPs Made Easy: Virtual Event RFP: What To Include (With Free Template!). 2020 Tech: Looking Back At 2020 In Events. ?? New virtual event tool alert!

Rhode Island Destination Orgs Jump on Teaming Wagon

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The newly designed executive summary, which outlines the nuts and bolts of the proposal, is upfront and allows the customer to more easily and quickly understand the financial commitment associated with the offer.

Call for Speakers Extended!

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New deadline for session proposals is October 8th, 2021

3 Tips for Landing Sponsorships in 2019

Smart Meetings

Resist the urge to begin a sponsor relationship by flooding email inboxes with your initial proposal. Once a proposal is requested, use email to present a tailored pitch that addresses everything you’ve discussed. This tactic ensures that your sponsor proposal stands out from the crowd and can make your event one that decision makers remember. Use Customized Packages Instead of One-Size-Fits-All Proposals.

EU Agrees To Ease Cross-Border Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Tourists

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The 27 European Union member states approved a modified European Commission proposal on Friday. Impacting Travel

EU Could Further Ease Travel Restrictions for the Vaccinated

Travel Pulse

A new proposal could streamline travel within the bloc for those who are fully inoculated or have recovered from Covid. Impacting Travel

Everything You Need To Know About Creative Event Team – #EventIcons Episode 103

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Developing Your Own Signature Style in Your Brand

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A brand is a unification of your website, social media accounts, logo, proposals, email templates, lead magnets, and any other marketing materials you put out into the world

From the Flight Deck: 230 Craft Beers

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Evolution of the DMC: Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency and Understanding


Common threads in both the survey and the roundtables for many were the need to change the proposal process, incorporate a Letter of Engagement to protect both the planner and DMC prior to executing a contract, and improve site inspection policies. PROPOSAL PROCESS.

Travel and Tourism stakeholders call for swift adoption and implementation of harmonised EU travel rules

ETC Corporate

Ahead of the EU Ambassadors’ meeting on 11 June, the European travel and tourism industry associations call on Member States to approve the Commission’s proposal to start lifting travel restrictions in the EU in a coordinated way [1].

Sweden DMC Proud Of Country Respect Of State Rules During Covid-19

Unique World Global Destinations

Click ‘Request for a Proposal’. You will now have your account set-up to be able to send your event proposal directly to DMC offices and receive proposals faster than ever! SNE operates offices, both in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. How is SNE surviving during such a tough time?

Portugal DMC Events Chat with Fernanda

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Click ‘Request for a Proposal’. You will now have your account set-up to be able to send your event proposal directly to DMC offices and receive proposals faster than ever! Comporta, Portugal – My Special, Safe and Chic Place.

It’s Time to Kill the RFP


Requests for proposal no longer fit today’s needs for smaller, more last-minute meetings. By Ron Shah, CEO, Bizly. read more. Corporate Toolbox Housing Global Sites Research Meeting Planning Toolbox

How to Prevent Qualified Sales Leads From Slipping Away  

Gavel International

Present a Summary, Not a Proposal, First. Detailed proposals require a significant investment of time and effort to create. Are there elements in these other solutions that the prospect would like included in the actual proposal?

2021 Holiday Traditions: Connect As You Choose!


Julianna proposes to pick your favorite holiday movie and watch it together, no matter the distance. Sleigh the holidays with the following fun twists on our team’s cherished family traditions.

Find Just the Right Fit for Your Next Meeting in Lansing

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The team works as an extension of your own, helping to distribute your RFP to local hotels and responding directly to you with availability and proposals. The Lansing Center overlooks the Grand River. Photo by Daniel Solc).

Why Event Planners Select Our Destination Management in Japan

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We know that trust is built on clear communication and the fulfillment of promises.Whatever your brief, we are committed to finding a proposal for a creative solution within 48 hours. Click ‘Request for a Proposal’.

Evolution of DMCs: Deeper Trust, Transparency and Understanding

Smart Meetings

Common threads in both the survey and the roundtables were the need to change the proposal process, incorporate a Letter of Engagement to protect the planner and DMC prior to executing a contract, and improve site inspection policies. Proposal Process.

Virtual Event RFP: What To Include (With Free Template!)

Endless Events

But now that the rules of the game have completely changed, how are organizations supposed to go about the Request For Proposal process? In reality, the structure is similar to what you’d see with any other Request For Proposal. Understanding all of these things helps the potential vendors craft the most personalized proposal, that will support your organization in the most well-rounded way possible.

American Airlines Invests in Low-Cost Carrier Jetsmart

Business Traveler USA

This proposed investment in Jetsmart would give customers access to the largest network, lowest fares and best travel loyalty program in the Americas,” said Vasu Raja, American’s chief revenue officer. American Airlines is planning to take a stake in South American carrier Jetsmart.

IATA Calls EU’s DCC a “Blueprint” for Global Vaccination Verification

Business Traveler USA

The European Commission first floated the proposal for an EU-wide vaccine certificate – which was originally called digital green pass – in March.

6 Killer Secrets to Building Relationships with Sponsors by @dancarthy2


Review the guidelines if one is available and be careful not to include anything in your proposal that runs counter to the funding rules. Your Proposal should outline in detail what you’re willing to give in return for the funds. Show prospect sponsors why your proposal is a golden goose for them. Unless your company is already financially sound, you’re probably going to heavily rely on corporate sponsorship for funding your event.

Position paper: Travel and tourism stakeholders’ call to lift unnecessary travel restrictions

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With the summer now behind us, Europe is entering a different stage in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 74% of EU adults are now fully vaccinated and vaccination efforts are ongoing throughout Europe.

Hackathon Points to More Biases in Twitter Algorithm

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NIST is currently seeking outside comments on A Proposal for Identifying and Managing Bias in Artificial Intelligence , a document that proposes ways to identify and manage biases in AI.

Croatia DMC Reminds You It Is A Luxury Destination

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Click ‘Request for a Proposal’. You will now have your account set-up to be able to send your event proposal directly to DMC offices and receive proposals faster than ever! We are committed to making life easier for event planners.

As Economy Reopens, Groups360 Focuses on Renewed Messaging

Convene by PCMA

Enhanced features of the GroupSync platform include a new menu design, a quick search feature, new filters, the ability to display monetary rates in multiple currencies, and the ability for additional hotel users to receive notifications on requests-for-proposal leads and new instant bookings.

Destination spotlight Bern, Switzerland: Site visit from 28–30 August 2020 for Event Planners Talk e-conference

The MICE Blog

They also have an internal committee—‘the green busters’—who meet on a monthly basis and propose initiatives to increase sustainability; some of these proposals include reducing plastic bottle and paper usage.

Evolving NACE’s National Governance

National Association For Catering ane Events

Proposed changes to the bylaws will be communicated to members after they have been recommended by the Bylaws Review Task Force and reviewed by the National Board.

Air Transat Returns to the Skies

Business Traveler USA

Prior to grounding its flights in February, the airline was moving ahead with a proposed merger with Air Canada. Canada’s third-largest airline, Air Transat, is once again flying after a six-month suspension of operations.

FAA Wants Police to Take Action Against Unruly Passengers

Business Traveler USA

According to the FAA, investigations are underway in more than 600 of those cases – compared to fewer than 150 investigations in 2019 — and the agency has proposed fines in 99 of them.

Our Expert Spain DMC Presents The Costa Brava Reinvented

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Click ‘Request for a Proposal’. You will now have your account set-up to be able to send your event proposal directly to DMC offices and receive proposals faster than ever!

Quick Tips to Spice Up Event Sponsorship Packages

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So, making your proposal more memorable can help you land the sponsors you need who are often operating on a limited budget. Quick Tips to Spice Up Event Sponsorship Packages. Companies get many requests for event sponsorships.

Unique Perspective – ITALY DMC Events Chat with Jessica

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Click ‘Request for a Proposal’. You will now have your account set-up to be able to send your event proposal directly to DMC offices and receive proposals faster than ever! Event Experiences in San Vigilio di Marebbe.

The ultimate incentive experience A–Z: interview with Heidi Legein, Managing Director at The MICE Guru

The MICE Blog

Specifically, if it’s an agency, they have a large number of clients so that if they are happy with what you delivered in your proposal and your service, they will definitely try to resell the work that you’ve done to some of their other clients, which is obviously a good thing.’

Celebrating World Creativity + Innovation Day


I’ve pitched versions of it in my proposals for years and always find myself going back to it for inspiration. PRA Believes in the Power of Creativity. The World Does Too! The power of creativity.

Make your Event Management Business Travelling a Fun Experience


Right at the beginning of the planning process we will provide our clients with a proposal of suggested venues for their international event. This proposal will include hotel options and also venues for any networking reception they wish to host during the trip. The event management team are experts in knowing the best locations and destinations for different types of events and we have spent a lot of time building and developing relationships with our international contacts.