The thing about change

You don’t know what you don’t know,
until you know

It’s part of your job to know it all. To know the best places to order cupcakes from, the best venues for a corporate outing, the best caterers for a cocktail party, and how to get the best prices at each. You organize the very best events and it costs you far less than it would have cost your client or company, and the best part is – you know how to make it all look easy.

Don’t you wish it actually was easy?

Because the fact is, there’s nothing effortless about it. It takes time to learn the local playing field, who’s who, what’s trending, and how to negotiate the prices you want. It takes a lot of effort to manage your database and even greater effort to expand it. With the growing demand today for unique, quirky, special events, you always need to be one step ahead of everyone else.

And it gets even harder when you have to plan an event far from your local geographic area. According to ‘2019 Meeting & Events Future Trends’ by CWT, many companies are adapting to the demand for more customized, experiential events by holding smaller meetings of 20-50 people in multiple cities on a six-month loop.

Imagine that. Planning an event for six groups of 20-50 people, in six different cities, at the same time. What would that entail? At the very least, it means having to learn the ropes of six new cities, simultaneously: find good vendors (how do you know if they’re any good, you never tried them before??), understand prices and negotiate them from afar, and coordinate all the vendors in that remote city to work together.

Here’s where technology can help.

Imagine there was a space where you could upload your vendors, rank them and give them reviews. At the same time, hundreds of other event planners in different locations are doing the same with their own trusted vendors.

What you get is a multi-location vetted vendor pool to pick up from when you plan a remote event. Furthermore, imagine you can see the vendors for each event and get a feel of who’s trending, all in the tips of your fingers. Wouldn’t that be something?

This is just one of the values that 262Days provides to event planners. Check us out.