"I love that I can easily connect with people in this industry and control the contacts I choose to make. No other community offers the ability to tailor my "friends" to those in my industry and furthermore to those whose services would be of interest to me."
Paula J. Rigling, CAE, CMP
Meeting Planning Professionals
"I've been on i-meet several months now, and have met some great suppliers from all over the world. It's great to be able to put photos up and let potential clients see what FruitSalad Events does. iI-meet will only get better as more and more events professionals join, I'd love to see more Europeans getting involved."
i-Meet for Planners
In addition to being a vibrant community where one can share, i-Meet is a marketplace where planners and suppliers can connect, communicate, and receive information that is current, creative and advantageous. Membership is FREE, and the power of i-MEET is limited only by your imagination!
Member Benefits For Planners
At i-Meet, planners enjoy a powerful combination of worldwide contacts, relevant industry information and insider intelligence that will improve their careers and their earnings potential. Also designed for occasional and social event planners, students interested in the hospitality industry, and anyone else who wants to be connected to this global community, i-Meet gives you what you need!
Planners will be able to:
Be Active In a Global Industry-Specific Community
You can share views and experiences, launch questions and relevant topics for discussion, and get answers from other professionals around the world. Communicate with your peers through specially created blogs and participation lists. Find colleagues through the database. Be current with industry information and intelligence.
Participate in Industry and Special Interest Groups
i-Meet will offer planners the ability to connect with like-planners in their industry, their geography, or their segment (corporate, association, wedding, social, government, students, etc). Join groups of interest - or set up your own!
Access to over 50,000 event suppliers around the world
Find potential partners fast that can help you plan your next event through i-Meet抯 extensive database of suppliers. You抣l see their ratings, their capabilities, and their special offers. Ask questions, share your ideas and specific needs, or simply request additional information on any supplier through i-Meet抯 RFI tool.
Be Integral to a Members-Only Supplier Rating System
Through two-minute surveys, participate in and benefit from the views of other professional planners around the world on venues, hotels, food and beverage, decor and other meeting and event services. Be informed through the industry's only "planner-generated" supplier ratings capability and database.
Market Personal Capabilities and Experiences Online
Store your resume, with photos and video, list your skills, show your professional affiliations, and qualify yourself based on your own tangible experience. Market yourself - i-Meet is the online community where you can be found!
Improve Personal Earnings Potential with Project Work Opportunities
Connect with corporations, organizations and buyers who need planners to plan and operate their meetings. Actively participate in "RFPs for planners and their skills" which matches specific project needs to i-Meet's database of planners, coordinators and on-site pesonnel around the world. Coming Soon!
Publish your views and invite feedback
Every member on i-Meet has their own blog, and with it, the ability to be active in this global community. Share your views with your friends only, or with all i-Meet members. Launch questions and invite feedback. Join groups of interest. Or simply weign in on relevant topics. I-Meet connects you, and allows you to be active!
Gain Access to Meeting and Event Technologies and Processes
i-Meet gives easy access to online tools and valuable applications that you need everyday to help with your planning.
Gain Access to Online Planning Tools, RFP Search Engine and Hotel Database
Through a partnership with StarCite (the world's leading provider of online technology tools in the meeting and event industry), be an effective resource for corporations and organizations using these online tools, and improve your competitive position in the marketplace.
Access to the Industry's First "Request for Information" Electronic Tool
Get instant access to meeting and event suppliers all over the world through i-Meet抯 fast and easy to use RFI (Request for Information) tool. Rationalize the locations or venues for future meetings and events. Request supplier references, general services, capabilities, and experience. Gain access to special offers, creative ideas, and key contacts all over the world.
Your own intelligence file of creative and unique ideas, as well as supplier information
All information received can be organized using i-Meet抯 RFI management tool, within your own secure electronic file at i-Meet.