More than 1.8 million meetings and conferences are held in the United States each year by one estimate. But have you ever thought about what it takes to plan one? And how far in advance does it take to plan a conference for 6,500 people?
In this episode of AFP Conversations, veteran event planner Kristina Mechelis explains how she and her team put together the biggest event in treasury and finance. Kristina also previews what's new at the upcoming AFP 2017 this October in San Diego.
Overall global responsibility for logistics management for AFP Conferences, forums, events and meetings. Ensure comprehensive research an stringent negotiation for future events, including hotel contracts, convention center contracts, meeting support services, site visits and onsite management.
Negotiate terms, concessions, execute and administer multiple contracts with facilities and vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints and AFP policies.
Responsible for overseeing the AFP Annual Conference Exhibit Hall Floor.