2023 Kick Off

Happy 2023! We hope you are doing well, had a restful holiday season, and are excited for the new year. As we kick off the year, please find a round-up of highlights below:

What We’re Seeing:

Increased Demand for Freelancers: For quite some time, the future of work has always signaled an increased demand for small businesses like yours. But the pandemic’s impact to the Meeting and Events industry has only expedited the transition. We are currently seeing a greater interest in the variety of services that your business can provide as our industry continues to heat up.

Rise in Events: Our current forecasts are showing a boom of onsite engagements for March – June.

Rise in Project Needs: In 2022 and continuing into 2023, our Clients are expressing an increased need for long-term project support. These requests vary from 2 weeks to 6 months+ and in location – some requests being local while others are for remote support. Below is a summary of the most commonly requested types of projects, meeting technology requirements, industry experience, and areas of specialization that we are currently receiving.

  • Project Type: Program Manager, Program Coordinator, Venue Sourcing Manager, Air Agent, Attendee Registration Manager, Cvent Web Build Developer
  • Meeting Technology Experience: Cvent, Sabre, Apollo, Excel
  • Industry Experience: Pharmaceutical, Financial, Incentives, Travel
  • Areas of Specialization: Cvent Venue Sourcing, Cvent Web Builds, Sabre Travel, C Suites, Sponsorships and Marketing

If your business is interested in project services, we’ve added “Project Services” as an industry within your profile. We encourage you to select it to showcase your interest in supporting project requests. And if you have any experience in the above areas, we encourage you to ensure your profile showcases that to align you with Client opportunities.

How is Plannernet Responding?

Marketing Your Services: We are actively marketing your services to a variety of verticals within our industry. While Life Science engagements are continuing to lead the way, we are seeing growing demand among our Financial Services, Technology, and Professional Services customers. Check out and follow our LinkedIn page – if you aren’t already following along!

Increasing Our Partnerships: With an increase in our marketing and business development efforts, we are currently onboarding twelve (12) new customers – one of which is a Fortune 500 company. We are truly excited by this momentum. Our Customer Success team is busy implementing these new customers; be on the lookout for new Client engagements soon!

Growing Our Team: With the rise of events, we’re growing our team! Over the next couple months, we will continue to introduce you to new faces within our organization. If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining Plannernet, please do not hesitate to have them apply here.

Elevating Our Service: A primary goal of Plannernet’s each year is to elevate the service provided to you and our Clients – ensuring satisfaction and unparalleled support. Let’s combine our talents and energy to renew and restore the Meeting and Events industry and bring it back better than ever.

What Can You Do?

Market Your Services

With so much activity, we encourage you to take a few minutes to update your business’s profile to proactively showcase your specialized capabilities, certifications, equipment, and skills. Each update can align you with new opportunities!

Stay Informed: As a reminder, in 2021 Plannernet launched our Supplier Resource Library to support your business by centralizing and categorizing helpful content and notable information – from information regarding Plannernet and navigating our technology; to industry news, tradeshows, courses, and webinars; to ways for you to grow your business. We are hopeful you find the resources we post helpful and regularly check out our Resource Library, found within your Supplier Portal, to stay informed of key updates within our community.

Consider Growing & Diversifying Your Business: As there is greater demand for independent small businesses, there is a growing opportunity to expand your business. If you are adding new talent to your team or interested in diversifying your services, contact our team today and we can discuss how our Clients can support your growth.

Share Feedback: If you have any resources to share with our community or if you have any ongoing feedback for Plannernet, please do not hesitate to contact our team at suppliernetwork@plannernet.com.

We look forward to an exciting year!

The Plannernet Team