Plannernet Managed Services. More than just a Marketplace.

To deliver meetings with predictable, repeatable, and scalable results, you need a partner managing the entire end-to-end process of placing the right talent, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

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Plannernet Supplier

Plannernet Managed Services. More than just a Marketplace.

To deliver meetings with predictable, and scalable results, you need a partner to manage the entire end-to-end process of placing the right talent, in the right place at the right time.

See how we compare to marketplaces
Plannernet Supplier

Plannernet vs. Freelance Marketplaces

As a Contingent Workforce Managed Service Provider, Plannernet is the most effective way to access and engage independent meeting & event professionals.

We recognize the fulfillment of independent meeting professionals requires a fine balance of service and technology, so we’ve created this page to help stakeholders understand the differences between Plannernet vs. Freelance Marketplaces.

Plannernet vs. Freelance Marketplaces

As a Contingent Workforce Managed Service Provider, Plannernet is the most effective way to access and engage independent meeting & event professionals.

We recognize the fulfillment of independent meeting professionals requires a fine balance of service and technology, so we’ve created this page to help stakeholders understand the differences between Plannernet vs. Freelance Marketplaces.

The Plannernet difference.
A more human approach.

Plannernet flexibly extends your team as needed, tailoring a freelance workforce program aligned to meet your unique needs. While our talent-and-tech-enabled model allows us to deliver the right talent to the right place at the right time, it’s our human-centric approach and value-based service delivery that underscores the relationship with our Clients.

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Plannernet Managed Services

The Plannernet difference.
A more human approach.

Plannernet flexibly extends your team as needed, tailoring a freelance workforce program aligned to meet your unique needs. While our talent-and-tech-enabled model allows us to deliver the right talent to the right place at the right time, it’s our human-centric approach and value-based service delivery that underscores the relationship with our Clients.

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Plannernet Freelance Meeting Planner

Why settle for anything less than a complete solution?

Marketplaces allow room for error: Unpredictable event talent, minimal account support, heavy dependency on technology and a lack of worker compliance leaves too much room for things to go wrong with your meetings.

Marketplaces leave work on your plate: The larger talent pool of a marketplace comes with some unreliable Suppliers since the vetting process falls mainly on the hiring manager. This rapidly becomes time-consuming and risky.

Marketplaces invite costly & reputational risks: Contingent Workforce MSPs find the precise skill set according to your needs while Marketplaces robotically bid out opportunities. Plannernet grants access to the best industry talent, while keeping a finger on the pulse of evolving contingent labor laws, delivering you a robust strategy and a competitive advantage.

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Plannernet Freelance Meeting Planner

Why settle for anything less than a complete solution?

Marketplaces allow room for error
Unpredictable event talent, minimal account support, heavy dependency on technology and a lack of worker compliance leaves too much room for things to go wrong with your meetings.

Marketplaces leave work on your plate
The larger talent pool of a marketplace comes with some unreliable suppliers since the vetting process falls mainly on the hiring manager. This rapidly becomes time-consuming and risky.

Marketplaces invite costly & reputational risks
Contingent Workforce MSPs find the precise skill set according to your needs while Marketplaces robotically bid out opportunities. Plannernet grants access to the best industry talent, while keeping a finger on the pulse of evolving contingent labor laws, delivering you a robust strategy and a competitive advantage.

Plannernet: 1-3 days

Marketplaces: Up to 8 weeks

Plannernet: < 0.5%

Marketplaces: 10x more likely

Plannernet: Yes

Marketplaces: No

Marketplaces rely solely on algorithms to choose your (unvetted) talent. Plannernet identifies, examines, and organizes the professional’s unique and varied expertise in order to curate the best workforce to support each program.

Plannernet: Yes 

Marketplaces: No

We leverage our 30+ years of experience in enterprise-level client relationships and our best practices in engaging a freelance workforce to create a tailored implementation process that best aligns with your program needs.

Plannernet: Yes

Marketplaces: No

Our dedicated account teams ensure overall program management continues to meet the needs of each and every meeting by certifying efficient communications, robust processes,  sufficient program monitoring, and ongoing service level evaluation.

Plannernet: Tech-enabled

Marketplaces: Tech-reliant

Both Plannernet and Marketplaces offer state-of-the-art technology providing robust freelance management platforms. However, Plannernet is tech-enabled whereas Marketplaces are tech-reliant. Our technology combined with hands-on customer support makes it easy and compliant to access, manage and pay meeting suppliers.

Plannernet: Yes

Marketplaces: No

Our chief differentiator is the priority placed upon labor classification and workforce compliance in a climate of uncertainty and volatility.  While Marketplaces claim to have a compliant offering, many of their practices leave clients open to costly risks. We ensure you mitigate your risk when engaging freelance talent, each and every time.

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 Marketplaces
Turnaround Time1-3 daysUp to 8 weeks
Failure Rate<.05%10x more likely
Fully vetted meeting & event talent network
Marketplaces rely solely on algorithms to choose your (unvetted) talent. Plannernet identifies, examines, and organizes the professional's unique and varied expertise in order to curate the best workforce to support each program.
A-Z implementation
We leverage our 30+ years of experience in enterprise-level client relationships and our best practices in engaging a freelance workforce to create a tailored implementation process that best aligns with your program needs.
Event Continuity & Quality Assurance
Our dedicated account teams serve as an extension of yours. Ensuring overall program management continues to meet the needs of each and every meeting by certifying efficient communications, robust processes,  sufficient program monitoring, and ongoing service level evaluation.
Freelance Management Technology
Both Plannernet and Marketplaces offer state-of-the-art technology providing robust freelance management platforms. However, Plannernet is tech-enabled whereas Marketplaces are tech-reliant. Our technology combined with hands-on customer support makes it easy and compliant to access, manage and pay meeting Suppliers.
Tech-enabledTech-reliant
Tested & Proven Compliance Measures
Our chief differentiator is the priority placed upon labor classification and workforce compliance in a climate of uncertainty and volatility.  While Marketplaces claim to have a compliant offering, many of their practices leave clients open for costly risks. We ensure you mitigate your risk when engaging freelance talent, each and every time.

“Plannernet provides customizable service packages supported by a customer service team that is world-class. Whatever our event needs, Plannernet can help.

Account Director, The world’s leading Contract Research Organization
Plannernet Network Suppliers

“Plannernet provides customizable service packages supported by a customer service team that is world-class. Whatever our event needs, Plannernet can help.

Account Director, The world’s leading Contract Research Organization
Plannernet Network Suppliers

“Plannernet provides customizable service packages supported by a customer service team that is world-class. Whatever our event needs, Plannernet can help.

Account Director, The world’s leading Contract Research Organization
Plannernet Network Suppliers
Plannernet Network Suppliers
When comparing Plannernet vs. Freelance Marketplaces, ask yourself these questions:

While Marketplaces have a large volume of professionals to offer, they are minimally validated and vetted. Plannernet follows an extensive vetting process to ensure Suppliers are qualified to support our Client’s unique needs in a convenient and compliant manner. Plannernet is an event-industry-specific solution and the only MSP.  Our deep industry knowledge has allowed us to become the largest provider for sourcing meeting & event professionals for over 30 years.

Marketplaces rely solely on technology to connect event talent with clients. Plannernet balances technology and customer service to understand your unique event needs, and properly align you with an on-demand event professional who is qualified and ready to support.

Marketplaces are purely transactional, with minimal support and oversight offered. Plannernet is a complete, future-proof, strategic solution. With our robust Talent Network, grade-A customer service, Freelance Management System, and tested compliance measures, we’re able to easily introduce you to top talent to support your events, wherever they may be.

No. While marketplaces may adopt your business policies, they offer extremely limited compliance measures around worker classification and workforce compliance. From non-compliant terminology to misclassifying talent, they put your organization at risk for costly penalties. Plannernet offers tested and proven compliant offerings, mitigating your risk when engaging freelance talent.

Plannernet Network Suppliers
When comparing Plannernet vs. Freelance Marketplaces, ask yourself these questions:

While Marketplaces have a large volume of professionals to offer, they are minimally validated and vetted. Plannernet follows an extensive vetting process to ensure Suppliers are qualified to support our Client’s unique needs in a convenient and compliant manner. Plannernet is an event-industry-specific solution and the only MSP.  Our deep industry knowledge has allowed us to become the largest provider for sourcing meeting & event professionals for over 30 years.

Marketplaces rely solely on technology to connect event talent with clients. Plannernet balances technology and customer service to understand your unique event needs, and properly align you with an on-demand event professional who is qualified and ready to support.

Marketplaces are purely transactional, with minimal support and oversight offered. Plannernet is a complete, future-proof, strategic solution. With our robust Talent Network, grade-A customer service, Freelance Management System, and tested compliance measures, we’re able to easily introduce you to top talent to support your events, wherever they may be.

No. While marketplaces may adopt your business policies, they offer extremely limited compliance measures around worker classification and workforce compliance. From non-compliant terminology to misclassifying talent, they put your organization at risk for costly penalties. Plannernet offers tested and proven compliant offerings, mitigating your risk when engaging freelance talent.

When comparing Plannernet vs. Freelance Marketplaces, ask yourself these questions:

While Marketplaces have a large volume of professionals to offer, they are minimally validated and vetted. Plannernet follows an extensive vetting process to ensure Suppliers are qualified to support our Client’s unique needs in a convenient and compliant manner. Plannernet is an event-industry-specific solution and the only MSP.  Our deep industry knowledge has allowed us to become the largest provider for sourcing meeting & event professionals for over 30 years.

Marketplaces rely solely on technology to connect event talent with clients. Plannernet balances technology and customer service to understand your unique event needs, and properly align you with an on-demand event professional who is qualified and ready to support.

Marketplaces are purely transactional, with minimal support and oversight offered. Plannernet is a complete, future-proof, strategic solution. With our robust Talent Network, grade-A customer service, Freelance Management System, and tested compliance measures, we’re able to easily introduce you to top talent to support your events, wherever they may be.

No. While marketplaces may adopt your business policies, they offer extremely limited compliance measures around worker classification and workforce compliance. From non-compliant terminology to misclassifying talent, they put your organization at risk for costly penalties. Plannernet offers tested and proven compliant offerings, mitigating your risk when engaging freelance talent.

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