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Meeting Planning

From small board meetings to citywide conferences, our experienced meeting planners have organized meetings in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.

Our meetings staff (including Certified Meeting Planners) are experts in maximizing revenue, increasing attendance, and making sure our clients' meetings run smoothly.

Your own meetings staff

Rather than a centralized meetings department, each EDI client has a dedicated meeting planner or team. This means that the people planning a client's meeting are on the association's staff all year, developing an understanding of the association’s unique culture—and turning that connection into a must-attend event.

Relationships with popular hotels

EDI’s preferred provider network of major hotel chains streamlines the meeting planning process and allows our associations to build mutually beneficial partnerships with hotels. These long-standing relationships bring increased leverage in negotiating contracts and better connections with properties in every city.

Trusted recommendations

EDI staff, who plan more than 100 meetings each year, have a wealth of information on the best places to hold events. Cross-client collaboration allows us to share our experiences with meeting-friendly (and unfriendly) venues and suggest ideas for offsite reception locations, tour companies, and other entertainment options.