RESEARCH & PLANNING
• Budget Development
• Site Selection
• Contract Negotiation & Review
• Online Registration, Housing, Travel
• Special Events, Unique Venues, Tours
• Program & Theme Development
• Sponsor Management
• Work Management & Reporting
• Speaker Management
• Conference Material
• Website Development & Email Blasts
• Database Management
• Media, Social Media & Public Relations
• Tradeshow Exhibit Design & Production
• Program Flow
• Floor & Stage Management
• Food & Beverage
• Vendor Management
• Surveys & Follow-up
VIRTUAL MEETING MANAGEMENT
• Live streaming &/or vid
I highly recommend Linda from A2Z Meetings and Events.
Juggling all the details of an event that have to be taken care of is nothing short of amazing. I know that when you turn your event planning over to Linda you will be granted a stress and worry free experience.
This is the 2nd time Linda has provided top-notch event planning for our Annual Convention and Trade Show. Both times her detailed planning were essential to our EXPO running smoothly. Her positive personal interaction with attendees was a welcome bonus, and we look forward to working with her again in the future.
Working with Linda was a complete joy. Personable, accomodating and never tiring, she helped make our event a flawless success. So happy she was there to keep things organized, moving and on track. Our convention was a success due to her diligence, patience and very effective communication skills. Looking forward to working with her again at this years event!
Linda Elland is simply the best event planner around. She is unbelievably organized and really listens to what your needs, budget and concerns are...and make sure that everything is taken care of as you wish. I am planning a big fund-raiser this coming spring and I can't even imagine doing it without her help and guidance. If anyone reading this is planning on doing an event and you want to make sure that it all goes well and you are as calm as a cucumber because it is all taken care of...hire A2zmeeting planner Linda Elland, I promise you won't be disappointed. Joy Weston CCO Extraordinary Living with JOY
Price Range: Complimentary Site selection &contract negotiation
Gig Length: 120 - 1 minutes
What to Expect
Assist in formation of meeting purpose, budget and goals. We will find the best value in a great facility and keep all the details organized with regard to all aspects of speaker and sponsor travel, contracts, bios, photos and promotional copy. The agenda and production needs are carefully orchestrated. We asist and manage food & beverage selections and tastings. Marketing and registration is managed by our team. We manage tradeshow placements including vendor packets and special needs. Props, themes, entertainment and unique venue options are orchestrated as needed. VIP arrangements, special concession management and service assurance agreements are standard. We provide the expert research and you make the decisions.
A2Z Meetings & Events is ready to customize your next meeting or event. Awarded Meeting Professional of the Year by Meeting Professionals International Tampa Bay Area Chapter.
You don’t use independent planners because that is what your organization pays you to do?
Your CEO or Executive Director just wants the results of a great meeting and your performance will be based on the outcome of that meeting. If you use someone to do all the research, negotiate a great unbiased deal, there is no cost to your organization, you make the actual site selection, you sign the contract and you have that extra time to do all the other aspects of your job, you have been a good steward of your organization’s resources.
You use another independent planner to do your site selection?
That is wonderful that you have already experienced the expertise of an independent planning service!!! You already understand the benefits. Do they do everything from A2Z? Have you ever needed that extra on site staff person to be sure the details are managed so you can attend to other details? You bring an office team member who is not well versed in all the pop ups and changes. Taking them away from their daily functions in the office is lost productivity there and they are not quite as effective on site as it is out of their realm. On site management is an optional service A2Z provides at a nominal fee when you consider that the meeting day is 24 hours and you only pay that person when they are needed. There are no fixed payroll costs or benefits.
What qualifications does A2Z have?
Linda Elland, President of A2Z Meetings & Events, has devoted 30 years to the hospitality industry. Elland has worked in both the front and heart of a hotel and understands what makes your event flow and areas that can be negotiated. Prior to opening A2Z Meetings & Events, Linda was the Vice President of Sales, leading the overall group sales, reservations, revenue management, conference services and catering programs for 800 rooms and with over 800 meetings per year in over 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Elland has a long history in hotel management from pre-opening to renovation and redesign. Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, Linda served as an officer or committee chair on the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association. She was Past President when the chapter won First Runner Up for Chapter of the Year. Elland also served as VP of Education for Meeting Professionals International Tampa Bay Area Chapter.
A veteran of the hospitality industry, Linda has also held management positions with Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, South Seas Plantation and The Hotel Pontchartrain in Detroit, Michigan.
Linda attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and obtained her Certificate of Specialization in Hospitality Sales & Marketing and acquired a Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive designation in November 1989.
Additional Booking Notes
We have experience in managing live streaming conferences as a hybrid event while your landbased meeting is going on or as a virtual event.
Influences & Inspiration
Thirty years of relationships in the hospitality supplier industry affords many great relationships as an extention to our team when and where you need it.
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