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Before going into the business plan for the Meeting Support Institute you need to understand what meeting support
Meeting (content) support focuses more on the meeting itself and provides tools in the following 3 areas for meetings and conferences:
Learning Networking Motivation
To improve these three areas in meetings we see 5 different kinds of tools and services under the acronym CHATTY.:
Conceptual Human Art (Creative) Technical Technological
We look at three time slots to influence participants of meetings:
Before During After
· Theme Music is a creative tool for motivation and education during the meeting
· An on line appointment system
· an online presentation archive
· Facilitation is a human tool to enhance learning and motivation during the meeting
MEETING SUPPORT INSTITUTE
The Meeting Support Institute wants to promote the use of meeting support services and tools in order to get better learning, more networking and higher motivation what results in more ROI (see Dr Jack Philips 5 steps to measure ROI)
The main stake holders are:
By being active in educating and connecting the key stakeholders, by providing R&D, education and promotion around these tools, the Meeting Support Institute wants to develop the use of these tools from an neglected position to a priority status.
The Meeting Support Institute aims for a highly recogn
We will measure our success by counting our activities, presentations, publications, space at exhibitions, number of members and finally also in the increase of spending in meeting support at meetings: the success for our members.
Goal for the meetings industry
The meeting industry is under growing pressure since years to look for, measure and demonstrate ROI in meetings and conferences.
The Meeting Support Institute wants to help meeting planners to recogn
Since the slow economy there
Better performance and subsequent ROI may influence that threat positively.
Goal for the producers of tools and services
Producers of these tools will discover and recogn
Goal for the users
Demystification and a more understanding and using of meeting support will help meeting professionals in maintaining or improving their position in their respective companies, associations or institutions. Getting to influence the learning process at meetings will give them a seat at the organisers table and make their work more strategic.
The executives of th
The money to fund the Meeting Support Institute will come mainly through 2 sources
i. intermediate users (AV-companies, technicians) eg 475
ii. individual members eg 175
iii. end users: meeting planners eg 0
Partners will invest for marketing / image reasons and also market intelligence.
Product members will contribute to promote and improve their product.
User members to learn and improve their work and status in the industry.
The Meeting Support Institute shall be a not for profit institute. Through diverse connections in the industry and in partnership with diverse associations, it will operate on a global bas
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