National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the hard work and dedication of meeting planners across the country. These professionals are responsible for coordinating and organizing events, conferences, and meetings of all sizes, from small business meetings to large-scale conventions.

Meeting planners are the unsung heroes of the events industry, working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They are the ones who take care of all the details, from booking venues and arranging travel to managing vendors and overseeing logistics. They are often the first to arrive and the last to leave, working long hours to ensure that every event is a success.

We in innoVia value our planners everyday and share some thoughts from our team on how we appreciate you:

“They’re honest and are always willing to listen to recommendations, which allows us to play to our strengths.”

“They’re speaker wranglers! We can always rely on our planners to help us prepare for incoming speakers and ensure we’re prepared to provide them with the best service possible.”

“They like to keep calls short and sweet with detailed agendas before meetings.”

“They’re our advocates and work to ensure we can provide the level of support needed for the best meeting possible.”

“Being forthcoming with information: providing us with as much detail as possible as soon as it’s available. If budgets and/or hotel contracts are available, disclosing those helps everyone manage expectations and expenses.”

“Willing to see us as a partner, not just a vendor: There is so much insight we can bring to the table if they allow us to join their inner circle.”

“Our planners juggling so much! We appreciate all that they are working on and are here to help however we can!”

“The planners we partner with have so much insight and knowledge, which help us provide the best level  of service to our client and really understand the messaging for the meeting.”

On this National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day, take a moment to thank the meeting planners in your life. Whether it’s a quick email, a handwritten note, or a small gift, let them know how much you appreciate all they do. And if you’re a meeting planner yourself, take a moment to pat yourself on the back and remember all the great events you’ve organized and all the lives you’ve touched.

Thank you, meeting planners, for all you do. You are the backbone of the events industry, and we couldn’t do it without you. Happy National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day!