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Technology Rentals for Meeting Planners

Technology Rentals for Meeting Planners

Meeting Planners are involved with and responsible for almost every aspect of a corporate meeting or event, from preparation to presentation.  This might include site selection; arranging for guest speakers; and scheduling, and negotiating with suppliers to provide the necessary food, entertainment, tables, pipe and drape, computer and or audio visual devices.

As a matter of fact, they work much like a Tech Travel Agent.  A Tech Travel Agent are basically Meeting Planners who specialize in providing corporate events and meetings with the latest technology.  How does this benefit you as a Meeting Planner?  Our Tech Travel Agents is your single, nationwide contact who you can count on for advice and sourcing your technology needs, no matter what they are. 

Meeting Planners can consult with a Tech Travel Agent prior to booking an event at  venue.  For over twenty years, Tech Travel Agents and Rentacomputer.com  have been providing short-term technology rentals for meetings and events, as well as offering invaluable advice to Meeting Planners on the venue’s ability to provide the necessary IT infrastructure. 

Using a Tech Travel Agent for your technology rental needs can help Meeting Planners reduce their workload and increase the value they provide to their clients.  You will get great rates on short-term technology rental equipment such as audio visual equipment, computer equipment, kiosks, trade show displays, and anything else you need, all delivered to your event or meeting and installed. 

Using a Tech Travel Agent eliminates endless solicitations from multiple vendors who only supply to this city or that venue.  Tech Travel Agents cover it all, in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and almost any other English-speaking country.  

If you’re a Meeting Planner who would like to take advantage of a Tech Travel Agent and receive all of the benefits mentioned above and more, contact one today, by calling toll-free  800-736-8772 or e-mail TechTravelAgent@rentacomputer.com

21% More Meetings in 2010

We like to schedule 1 day low cost meetings.

FutureWatch 2010 predicts that U.S. meeting planners will plan 21 percent more meetings in 2010 than they did in 2009 while spending 3.5 percent less per meeting.

This fits right into Todd Hikman’s plans to roll out new branding initiatives with the company’s worldwide sales force. “We like to schedule 1 day meetings to keep everyone up to date on our latest sales and marketing initatives. We call it the ‘Fast and Fresh’ update, and we do it every quarter with every sales person in the company”. Todd Hickman, Anacomp Industries VP Marketing.

The FutureWatch 2010 report also concludes that planners expect to locate 80 percent of their meetings within the United States this year, compared to 61 percent last year.

Additionally,  FutureWatch 2010  identifies these industry trends:

• Meetings that are located closer to home
• Meetings ROI
• Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
• Technology

For meeting planners, the highest technology-related priority this year is improving the audio/visual experience for attendees. For suppliers, meanwhile, it’s improving their customer relationship management (CRM) software.

About FutureWatch

Each year, in partnership with American Express, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) conducts a comprehensive survey of global meeting and event professionals, aimed at spotting trends and competitive factors that will shape the global industry in the coming year. FutureWatch2010 is the eighth edition of this one-of-a-kind study.

For more information about FutureWatch 2010, including a free executive summary, visit www.mpiweb.org.