Collaboration and dialogue are vital to the success of any organization, and well-planned meetings are instrumental in making it happen. Unfortunately, surveys indicate that most people report that meetings are not very productive.
Well-conceived and well-managed meetings – whether they be large or small, person-to-person, in a conference room or online – can be highly effective and successful if there is a clear strategy based on desired outcomes: the right people are invited; a strong agenda is developed; logistics are skillfully executed; and there is a timely follow-up.
Success for Multiple Types of Meetings
JDC Events plans a variety of meetings and workshops for our corporate, government and nonprofit clients. Our experience includes:
Advisory Committee Meetings
One area of particular specialty is public scientific meetings and workshops for government agencies that bring together subject matter experts to discuss topical issues impacting the public. Such topical issues include nutrition guidelines, Ebola, clinical trials, diseases and vaccines, patient stakeholders, medical countermeasures in the pediatric population, tobacco regulation and smallpox.
Full-Service Meeting Planning
Our services include strategy, agenda development, site selection, contract negotiations, online registration, attendee tracking/support, materials development/collation, signage/printing, venue coordination, ground transportation, travel coordination, audiovisual arrangements, speaker management, registration and housing, and on-site management/execution.