MEI has considerable expertise and experience in conference and meeting management, particularly in the areas of site selection and negotiation, planning, logistical arrangements, registration, and fiscal control. In addition, we are skilled and experienced in coordinating promotion for the conference or meeting, and in the planning, preparation and management of those things which support the goals of the meeting or conference (e.g., printed materials, special events, exhibit sales and arrangements).
MEI prefers to manage conferences and meetings in conjunction with a meeting/conference committee made up of association members. The committee is responsible for establishing the overall goals, theme and thematic program content of the meeting/conference. MEI is responsible for implementation. In this way, association members are directly involved in the planning and content of their meeting, but are backed up by professionals accustomed to implementing the myriad details needed for a successful meeting or conference.
MEI has managed several international conferences. Sites have included each of the major U.S. and Canadian cities. Participants have come from every major European and Asian country. We have the skill and experience to deal with the details of managing exhibits for international companies, to deal with import/export customs regulations for participants and exhibitors, and to provide translation services and multi-lingual conference staff. (See more details on our conference and meeting management services.)