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CIC Releases RFP Strategy Guide


The Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) APEX Standards Committee has released an RFP Strategy Guide on Event Internet and Communications, complete with fill-in excel resource.

RFP Strategy Guide on Event Internet and Communications, CIC“As the preeminent organization for the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the Convention Industry Council understands that the needs of meeting and event professionals are ever-changing. It’s our duty to adapt to those changes and provide resources to help planners efficiently execute and excel in their professional lives,” said Karen Kotowski, CMP, CAE, CEO of the Convention Industry Council.

“This helps industry professionals better understand bandwidth requirements and determine their best approach to meeting connectivity,” said John Rissi, chair of the APEX Standards Committee. “The guide shows you what to ask venues and even includes a strategy to ensure transparency while negotiating price. It’s a great addition to APEX’s growing list of resources.”

The guide was created in response to the need for increased due diligence around the sourcing of services, prices and value of Internet for meetings. The guide serves as a way for planners to initiate and steer the conversation with a venue about an event’s Internet and communications needs.

Contributors to the guide are:

  • Matt Harvey
  • Michael Owen
  • John Rissi
  • MaryAnne Bobrow, CMP, CAE, CMM, CHE
  • Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CAE, MBA

Download a PDF of the report here.



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