A poorly negotiated deal and not fully understanding a venue contract can cost an organization dearly. During our September 25 complimentary Lunch and Learn event you will discover how to build a solid foundation for your events and conferences. You will learn how to craft an exceptional venue request for proposals, how to review proposals critically, and understand all aspects of a venue contract before you sign. You will walk away with the tools and knowledge to be secure in the whole process from RFP, negotiation to contract.
CEO of Eventinterface.
Al Wynant brings 25 years of meeting management expertise to the table. He has planned and managed meetings and events from 50 to 125,000 attendees in six countries on two continents. He intimately understands the many aspects of meeting management, and how technology can make the complicated process of managing events easier. Al has managed events for Wells Fargo Bank, Touchtone Pictures, Pope John Paul II, Up with People amongst many others.
He has worked as a Marketing and Public Relations Representative at Up with People, managing cast concert tours in the United States, Switzerland, Belgium and the UK, and managed the company’s staging programs in Tucson and Denver. Al managed the office of Senator D’Hooghe in the Belgian Senate and was responsible for all events, operations, appointments and Town Halls. He ran event management firm A6 where he was responsible for the management of a large variety of conferences and events in the Southwest and in Atlanta, High Point and New York City.
Al is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter on the topic of event and meeting planning, and event technology, participates frequently in podcast series Event TALK! and blogs on the topic of event and meeting management.
Al served as Chairman of the Board of Gabriel’s Angels,. he served as the Development Chair at the Up with People International Alumni Association, and has served as a Board Member at Girl Scouts.
Sales Executive with Marriott International
A hospitality veteran of over 30 years, Kate Snapp has worked all over the west for some of the most well-known and respected hotel companies in the world.
In addition to being a leader in the companies she has worked for she has also been a leader in the industry, as well as the community. She is a Member of the Marriott International Business Council, T2 Trainer for Marriott International, the Fundraising & Events Director for the Oro Valley Dolphins Football and Cheer Organization, Member of the EduCon Committee for Meeting Professionals International and just finished her reign as a Member of the Board of Casas Christian School. She is a Past President of HSMAI, and remains equally involved as a member in both civic and professional organizations.
Kate’s trained and presented to groups of 5-5,000. She is currently a Sales Executive with Marriott International. In her current position Kate’s primary responsibilities are Total Account Management and Business Development. The key to her success is based upon building and maintaining strong key relationships.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone planning meetings, conferences and events is invited. Space is limited so register early. Registration is free.
11:30 a.m. to noon: Registration and networking
Noon to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Program
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Networking
The Lunch and Learn is hosted at MAC6, 1430 West Broadway Road, Suite 201 in Tempe, AZ. More information and registration here.