Meeting Planner & FUEL Young Professionals Joint Roundtable

(Must be an association, corporate, independent, education, sports, military, social, religious, or government planner
AND/OR an AENC member under the age of 40 to attend)

DATE: Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

TOPIC: Navigating Negotiations: A Balancing Act Between Planners & Suppliers
FUEL Young Professionals & AENC Meeting Planners have brought together a panel event on one of the hot topics facing our industry. Attendees will hear perspectives representing multiple sides of negotiations: suppliers, associations, and sourcing agents. Panelists will share their experiences and tips on how to be empathetic and create a win/win situation for all parties. One trending topic the group will discuss is how inflation is affecting budgets and pricing which is causing negotiations to be extra hard to navigate. Just one of the many topics that this panel and attendees will discuss. Don’t forget to bring your negotiating tips, questions, and learnings to share with the group.


Moderator: Meg Palumbo, Novi AMS

Meg Palumbo, CAE
Director of Customer Strategy
Novi AMS


Diane Godwin, NCLM Wayne Kearney, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Jill Slater, HelmsBriscoe

Diane Godwin Wayne Kearney | Jill Slater, CMP, CASE, GTP, PCA, DES, POP
Meeting & Conference Planner | Director of Sales & Marketing | Managing Director
NC League of Municipalities | Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island | HelmsBriscoe

SPONSOR: Visit Mooresville  Visit Raleigh

LOCATION/HOST SPONSOR: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham Chapel Hill5310 McFarland Dr, Durham, NC 27707 


   3:00pm - 4:30pm – Roundtable
                  4:30pm – Tour of Hotel
   5:00pm - 6:30pm – Meet up social at Namu | 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
         (All ages and members welcome to Meet up! Registration link below has a Meet Up only option)

CAE & CMP: 1.5 CE hours


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Questions: Contact Julie Keith, AENC, [email protected]