Kellen Meetings in the News
What’s Hot Now
Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions for Kellen Meetings, has selected Asian destinations primarily to help nurture and increase their associations in this global region.
Phelps Hope joins the 2013 CMP Board
“I chose to be on the Board to help wherever I can to grow the CMP designation throughout the AMC community, and to expand globally.”
Closer Look: Darrel McCook
Darrel McCook talks about his history in meeting planning.
Reclaiming VAT from International Meetings
When asking for price quotes from the company, be prepared with an estimated amount of total spend
in that country (most VAT companies charge 30% on the reclaimed amount, with a minimum fee threshold).”
When West Meets East: Planning Meetings in China
Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president, meetings and expositions offers advice about planning meetings in China.
36 Reasons to Think Inside the (Room) Block
“Everybody’s gotten more conservative,” says Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president, meetings and expositions, Kellen Meetings, Atlanta. “We all got burned during the global financial crisis in 2009 and 2010.”
Keys to Global Meetings Success: Local Knowledge and Communication
Lessons learned from global event planning veterans
“The best advice is to be prepared,” says Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president, meetings and expositions, Kellen Meetings. “Really expand upon the needs of your meeting on paper, and especially put down your hot buttons and the things you rely on for a successful program.”
“There are now more than 80 industry codes and guidelines that are impacting various elements of medical meetings,” says Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president, meetings and expositions for Kellen Meetings, a meetings management company. “It’s the most complicated environment in meetings.”
Exiting the Comfort Zone
Phelps R. Hope, CMP, vice president, meetings and expositions for Kellen Meetings, learned that in Chennai, India, “yes” is a popular word.
The Ever-Changing Model of Presenters and Speakers
Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president, meetings and expositions offers advice on how to select and work with speakers for the ever-changing environment of meetings today.
“Phelps Hope, vice president of meetings and expositions at Kellen Meetings, hosts dozens of meetings in NYC every year. One of his favorite spots is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur exhibit.”
Just What the Doctor Ordered
“The most progressive associations are really pressing the issue of discussion and interactivity. That’s because a lot of medicine is really about opinions — one doctor’s opinion versus another doctor’s opinion.” Phelps Hope, Vice President of Meetings and Expositions
Other Duties as Assigned
Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions, discusses how the call of duty can be something you least expected.
Global Meetings Business 2011: Solid Optimism
If you have a global membership and therefore potentially a different membership section to pull from than those who normally attend the conference, you may even find you increase attendance by meeting overseas,” said Phelps Hope, Vice President, Meetings and Expositions at Kellen Meetings, a division of the Kellen Company, Atlanta
Virtual Goes Mainstream
Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions, is interviewed about trends in virtual meetings.
Emerging Meetings Market: China
Alfons Westgeest, Beijing-based group vice president is interviewed and Kellen Meetings is recommended as a professional congress organizer with offices and connections on-site in China.
Sunny East Florida
Martin E. Bay, CMP, director of meetings & expositions, offers advice on planning in Jacksonville, FL.
Meetings Facilities Hanging Tough Through Grisly Economy
Interview with Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions, about state of meeting planning and event management industry.
Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions, contributes to the “Five W’s to Success” for executive meetings planning.
Negotiating Do’s and Don’ts
“Free Internet is nice, but it won’t impact your budget,” said Phelps Hope, vice president of meetings at the Kellen Co.
Event Planners Try to Dodge Slide of Dollar
“We have to develop new incentive programs to drive attendees from the U.S., such as reduced registration or hotel rates, or covering things like airport transfers or in-room Internet,” said Mr. Hope, of Kellen Meetings.
Negotiating in Today’s Economy
Phelps Hope, vice president of meetings for The Kellen Co., an Atlanta-based association management company, says hotels today realize that associations are “vested partners” and are helping those groups drive attendance to their events.
How Meeting Planners Are Making the Best of the Economy for their International Meetings
“The greatest potential for membership growth for our association clients is in the international community.” Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions, Kellen Meetings.
SOX it to us!
Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions, is interviewed about Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
International Meetings: Planning Overseas Events On A Weak Dollar
by Phelps R. Hope, CMP, VP with Kellen Meetings. “With the desire for foreign travel still strong among U.S. associations and companies, meeting planners simply must work harder to find solutions.”
DESTINATION FOCUS SINGAPORE: Still ahead of the Asian pack
Kellen Meetings is listed as one of the three major players in the business travel and meetings industry to open an office in Singapore.
Doing Business in China: Cultural issues to consider when working in the world’s most populous country
By Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings and expositions, and Linda Ding
The Art of Audio-Visual
Today, our attention span is shorter than it has ever been — and we are influenced by communications technology from iPhones to home theater,” Hope said.
Finding Value Dates in a Seller’s Market
“You should be armed with statistics detailing how much your group will spend on everything. …It helps educate (properties) on the value of your business while boosting your bargaining power.”
Preventing A Work Force Brain Drain
Attracting and retaining talented people is an ongoing challenge for all businesses, and the meetings industry is not immune.
The Art of the Small Meeting
“Some of the smaller meetings carry a much bigger impact in the future revenues for the hotel, future revenues for my company, or individual career benefits for the planner.” Phelps Hope, Vice President of Kellen Meetings
“With some 25 years in the special event industry behind him, Phelps Hope, CMP, would not change the path of his highly varied career.