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Glossary of Industry Terms

A list of terms, acronyms, and industry lingo with short descriptions.

Q4 2023: Meetings & Events Pulse Report

A report on salary, hiring, work/life balance, sustainability and what is currently driving decisions in the global MICE industry.

Questions to Ask Vendors

Questions to consider asking during the sourcing phase to help you narrow down and vet your event vendors.

RFP Template (Detailed)

An outline of information to consider including when creating an RFP. Best for more detailed programs.

RFP Checklist (for sourcing DMCs)

A checklist of items to include in a DMC RFP.

Sample DMC Contract

Global DMC Partners’ Standardized Contract for working with DMCs.

Program Contact Information

A template to collect & store contact information for key personnel who serve as part of your onsite event team. 

Sample Event Safety Plan

A guideline to help you define action plans for pre, during, and post event stages of a potential emergency situation.

Manifest Template

A template to help you build and manage a transportation manifest for your program.

Airline CEO Contact Information

Email addresses for the CEOs of the "Big 4" U.S. carriers - United, American, Delta, Southwest.

Post Event Wrap Up

Items to consider reviewing internally, with your client, and/or with vendors during your post event stage.

Event Tech Decision Matrix

A sample matrix to help planners compare event registration/attendee management software based on your unique needs.

Sample Budgets

Sample event budget.

Tech Resources for Event Operations

A few ideas of user-friendly technology that can help you streamline different aspects of your day to day to be more efficient.

Ideas for Working with Tight Event Budgets

From the round table discussions at GDP Connection 2024: a summary of the creative ideas that attendees shared on how to work with tighter program budgets.