"i-Meet is a natural partner for my business, building new connections and supporting new lead generation activities. When you attend a conference and see all of the giveaways, I'm the guy behind some of those gift ideas. i-Meet is a premiere conference facilitator which connects me with valuable leads and in turn I help make your next conference even more memorable."
Next Level Promotions
"I-Meet has provided a great landscape to meet qualified partners and makes long-distance networking pretty darn easy. Thanks - the industry needed this!"
Business Development Manager
Hard Rock Hotel
San Diego, California (USA)
"The i-MEET team has crafted what I believe is the future of how our industry will develop new, and maintain old relationships. I am very excited to see what they do next and am looking forward to how Destination Services can be a part of it this brilliant evolution!"
Destination Services San Diego LLC
San Diego, California USA
i-Meet for Suppliers
This is it - i-MEET is the global community of individual planners that suppliers have been asking for! And supplier members are welcome to participate as well. Membership is FREE - and your marketing options are aligned with how planners work and play - online, in a vibrant community.
i-MEET is designed to help suppliers capture long term interest opportunities -a new and exciting way to build a pipeline cost-effectively. i-MEET generates e-RFIs (requests for information) that are permission-based, and qualified. Our lead generation engine allows you to build prospects around the world, and to be involved with selection criteria BEFORE a destination and venue decision is made. This allows suppliers to influence destination and venue decisions, and to be engaged with prospects while they are deciding.
i-MEET is not only a vibrant online community, but it is also a marketplace where planners and suppliers can connect, communicate, and receive information that is current, creative and advantageous. This is a place you will want to hang out in!
Member Benefits For Suppliers
At i-MEET, suppliers can be an integral part of this online community, and they can work and play side by side with planners who are leveraging this powerful combination of worldwide contacts, relevant industry information and insider intelligence. Post access to your personal and professional accomplishments, show sales collateral (photos and videos), and put up a direct connection to you in the form of a Request for Information that will instantly link interested planners to you!
Suppliers will be able to:
Participate 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 (or create your own). Find colleagues through the database. Be current with industry information and intelligence.
Market Personal Capabilities and Experience Online
Show your experience, promote your company's offerings (with photos and video), post sales collateral, list special offers or relevant links, show your professional affiliations, and qualify yourself and your company based on your own tangible experience. Market yourself - i-MEET is the online community where you can be found, and where one-on-one marketing can become a reality!
The Ability to Participate in Industry and Special Interest Groups
i-MEET will offer suppliers the same ability to connect with planners and other suppliers in their industry, their geography, or their segment (corporate, association, wedding, social, government, students, etc). Join groups of interest or set up your own!
List Yourself and Your Company as a Supplier on i-MEET
You can create a profile for planners to see (Free Listing), or enhance the listing with selling copy, photos and special offers. Every supplier listing has a direct link and call to action - planners can simply click on a link and request general or specific information, giving you real leads that are permission-based and qualified.
Optimize Your Presence on i-MEET through media options that you choose online
i-MEET offer suppliers the opportunity to advertise (banner ads and tile ads), to post special offers, to link with requests through targeted search offers, and to enhance their supplier listings. For more information and applicable rates. Click here
View Member-Driven Ratings
Through two-minute surveys, planners participate in and benefit from the views of other professional planners around the world on venues, hotels, and other meeting and event suppliers. As a member, you have access to these ratings, and can gain valuable intelligence on your company抯 performance and client satisfaction ratings. You can view individual comments, and you can benchmark your rating score against your competitive set.
Receive Qualified Leads -- Access to the Industry's First "Request for Information" Electronic Tool
i-MEET focuses on helping planners research and consider destinations, venues and special services before they have decided. Our focus is on identifying longer term opportunities, and we make it easy for planners to consider options through our e-RFI engine that we call "Ask The World." We help manage the process online, and promise quick responses. For active suppliers, we strive to provide effective lead generation to help you cultivate relationships and opportunities, and to be able to influence buying decisions. i-MEET does not accept commissions for booked business. There is a nominal charge for any leads you decide to accept online. Learn more
Receive Media-specific follow up leads
In addition to our Ask the World's RFI capability, i-Meet gives its members other ways to contact you. They can send for more information directly from your supplier listing, and/or they can simply click on an active media offering (ads, special offers, targeted search) and ask for more specifics on your promoted offerings. This way you can track specific campaigns and determine the relevance of your advertising.