November 16, 2022 by Dave Lutz
Throughout 2022, nearly every meeting service provider continues to be short-staffed and plagued by last-minute no-shows or insufficiently skilled workers. This is having a huge impact on event organizers and their teams during both planning and execution phases of events. More than ever, we need to be running several steps ahead — checking, double-checking, and even pitching in to ensure the attendee and exhibitor experience doesn’t suffer. To best prepare you, here are eight kinds of curveballs other meeting professionals have been thrown so far in 2022, with expectations extending into 2023— and how to deal with them.
What are some other ways you have dealt with staff shortages at your conferences? How do you plan to prepare for your future meetings?
Adapted from Dave’s Forward Thinking column in PCMA’s Convene. Reprinted with permission of Convene, the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association. ©2022.
Filed Under: Event Planning
Any way to make this shareable? Great thought here, Dave!
Thanks Mary! Here is the URL for this post. https://velvetchainsaw.com/2022/11/16/making-up-for-fewer-skilled-workers-at-your-conference/
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