Tesco cost strategy features in new ITM meetings and events toolkit

The Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) is to launch a toolkit for the events sector today following an 18-month development process.

ITM launches meetings and events toolkit
ITM launches meetings and events toolkit

ITM’s meetings and events working party – led by Zibrant managing director Fay Sharpe and Inntel managing director Douglas O’Neill – has formulated the 80-page document to give an insight into best practice in the sector.

Sharpe has now stepped down from the ITM board, but O'Neill will take over as the working party's chairman.

Tesco

Tesco’s use of internal meeting space to reduce costs is among case studies included in the toolkit, along with sample health and safety documents and RFPs.

The toolkit also examines stakeholder engagement, outsourcing, technology and cost models and is set to be launched this evening (2 February) at the London Marriott County Hall. 

Wider reach

ITM chief executive Paul Tilstone said the publication was a recognition of the association’s wider reach since changing its name from the Institute of Travel Management in 2009.

"When we changed our name to include the word meetings it was because members were taking on responsibility for that sector as well as travel," he said.

Support

The guide has been produced with support from the HBAA and Eventia, in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Sharpe has left the ITM board after five years along with Aviva’s Derick Shaw, and replacements for 2011 include Nokia’s interim head of travel Ike Ihenacho and Deloitte’s senior category manager Yvette Rydge.

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