Sign your next event contract with confidence.
- Reduce your risk and save tens of thousands of dollars
- Negotiate better rates.
- Get value-added bonuses you didn’t know existed.
To date, Planner Protect clients have saved more than $8 million. The average Planner Protect client saves an average of $27,000 to $35,000. Isn’t that savings worth a small investment of your time and money?
Who Works with Planner Protect?
- Professional event planners who organize large-scale events.
- Executives and administrators who coordinate industry trade shows and conferences
- Professional speakers and entrepreneurs who deliver national and international seminars, workshops and keynotes.
- Individuals who book high-budget personal events such as weddings and celebrations.
The 3 Planner Personalities: Which are you?
The “Fingers Crossed” Agency Planner
You work in-house at an event management agency. You have your CMP and have been reviewing event contracts for years. You hand contracts over for clients to sign. Or – even more scary – you sign them yourself. So far, you haven’t had a major problem. That’s like saying: “I’ve never had a car accident, so I’m not going to get collision on my car insurance.” Your past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. Are you confident your contracts protect you in every situation? Or is it possible you’ve just been lucky?
The “We Use a Lawyer (or Corporate Purchasing)” Planner
You’re an in-house team lead responsible for event marketing. Every contract you sign goes to your legal team and/or your corporate purchasing team for review. That means you’re covered, right? Wrong. Your legal or purchasing team may know the details of contract language. But they’re not experts in event management. Your legal team doesn’t know to request cumulative room drops. Your legal team doesn’t know to link your Force Majeure and Attrition. Most important, your legal team has no checklist of the 52 keywords to address in every event contract. Only an event expert knows what to ask for.
The “Events Aren’t My Day Job” Planner
Event management is just one part of your job description. Every year you may be responsible for one or two major events like an association conference or industry meeting. You’ve booked events before, but you wouldn’t consider yourself an expert event planner. When you give your executive director a contract to sign - what are you getting him or her into? Do you know what your organization would have to pay if you suddenly canceled or rescheduled your event? A small contract oversight could cost your organization more than your annual salary.