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Venue Managers in 2023

What associations should know

Maximizing the value of an in-person event requires calibrating plenty of factors, but one of the most important is the venue.

Given that many meeting professionals arrange their venues months or years in advance, ongoing collaboration with a venue manager is key to understanding what, exactly, the venue is offering your event.

Sure, standard tools such as a strong request for proposal (RFP) process will help align your expectations with your venue’s potential. But some dynamics have changed significantly in recent years. As KJZZ reported regarding the International Association of Venue Managers’ 2022 annual meeting, inflation is a big part of the conversation now, as it has caused prices for many items and services fundamental to venue management to stay artificially high even though the event space has mostly recovered from COVID-19-related shutdowns.

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