The first local GC Exchange was held on Thursday, July 30th at the Royal Palms Resort. The team from Global Cynergies hosted a handful of strategic planners from the Phoenix area to meet and exchange information. Pat Durocher spoke briefly about the current climate in the meetings industry both domestically and internationally. Roger Stauffer weighed in on the nuances facing planners when procuring and negotiating rates and concessions in a “sellers’ market”. He also spoke about the options of sourcing lesser known venues that GC has relationships with around the world. Some of the guests were happy to share questions and ideas about their challenges and they also better understood our role in their planning process.
The Royal Palms hosted the reception complete with passed hors d’oeuvres and an elaborate antipasti station; hosted bar and signature Prickly Pear margaritas that were a big hit. The setting was fabulous and the company was even better!