Planner Checklists

Event checklists from Meetings Focus, and meeting checklist articles, are aimed at making your career of event and meeting planning easier and more efficient. Meetings Focus event checklists and meeting checklist articles cover everything from green meetings and corporate social responsibility to food and beverage (F&B). Check back often to view new event checklists and meeting checklist articles—or submit your own!--to unlock invaluable resources that will aid you in your career as a planner of meetings, conventions, conferences, trade shows, incentives and events.

Savvy meeting planners view a speakers bureau as an extension of their team.

Carole Garner
Director of Conference Management, MeetGreen

Tracy Stuckrath
Thrive! Meetings & Events

Five easy ways to make your next drive-to gathering one to remember.

Emilie Barta
Emilie Barta Presentations

Amy Spatrisano
Principal, MeetGreen

Sandi Daniel
President and CEO, Fire & Light Group

Christopher Hill    
Chief Experience Officer
Hands Up Incentives

Anatomy of a Successful Travel Program
Incentive Research Foundation

Deborah Baum
President, Meetings & Incentives Division
Journey House Travel, Inc.

Adam Lawhorne
CEO of Meeting Incentive Experts

Aash Shravah, CTE
Director, Corporate Sales
Montrose Travel

Deborah Greif
Managing Director of bXb Online

Jon Trask, CMP
Senior account director for Grass Shack Events & Media

MaryAnne Bobrow, CAE, CMP, CMM, CHE
is the owner of Bobrow & Associates

Lucy Eisele
Owner, Integrity Incentives

Arlene Sheff, CMP
Strategic Meeting Consulting

Nola Conway
President of Global Destinations Marketing (GDM) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Joan Eisenstodt
Founded Eisenstodt Associates, a Washington, D.C.,-based meetings and hospitality consulting, training and facilitation company, in 1981.

Lynne McNees
President of the International SPA Association (

Kathleen Connolly
Vice President of Sales and Development, West, UBM Studios

Nancy J. Zavada CMP
Principle of MeetGreen and co-founder of the Green Meeting Industry Council

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