Associations should take note that some companies don’t easily fit into standard AMC (Association Management Companies), PCO (Professional Congress Organisers) or DMC (Destination Management Companies) definitions. The may possess varying skill-sets and specialist expertise, or have very different business models, sometimes because of different country-specific business environments or regulatory requirements. Also, some companies specialise in providing a range of efficient, good value “commodity” services, whilst others are becoming better known as consultancy partners or for their technical or production expertise. Some provide the vast range of their services inhouse, whilst others are experts in coordinating teams of partner companies.
There exists a perfect partner for every association and its meetings, whether this is an AMC, PCO, DMC or other meetings management company, and this publication is the first step in identifying the ideal match for your association. This guide will introduce different types of event specialists; explain the range of business models and services, and how to find simple solutions in an often-complicated market.
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