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Assembly and Managament
Transcript of Assembly and Managament
college of the bahamas
Development of assembly and management industry?
Types of associations:
Today, 6,000 associations are operated at a national level and a hundred thousand at a regional, state and local level in America.
People have gathered to attend meetings, conventions and expositions since the ancient times, mainly for social, sports, political or religious purposes.
As the cities became regional centers, the size and frequency of such activities increased and various groups and associations set up regular expositions.
Main type of Meetings
Assembly and Managament
Presented by Monet Saunders, Leroy McLean and Lydia Cooper
Size and Scope of the Industry
CONVENTIONS AND EXPOSITIONS
Meeting planners may be independent contractors who contract out their services to both associations and corporations as the need arises or they may be full-time employees of corporations or associations. The meeting planner’s role varies from meeting to meeting, but may include some or all of the following activities: PREMEETING ACTIVITIES: - Estimate attendance - Plan Meeting Agenda - Establish meeting objectives - Set meeting budget - Select city location and hotel/convention site
Meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions represent a segment of the tourism industry that has now grown in recent years. This industry is very profitable.
Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Meeting Planners Association
Chine National Tourism Administration
The main Purpose
Assemblies are when a group of people come together for one common purpose. Meetings are conferences, workshops, seminars or other events designed to bring people together for the purpose of exchanging information
Conventions are generally large meetings with some form of exposition or trade show included. A number of associations have one or more conventions per year. These conventions raise a large part of the association’s budget.
A typical convention follows a format like this:1. Welcome/ registration, Introduction of presiden, President’s welcome speech, opening the convention, First keynote address by a featured speaker, Exposition booths open( equipment manufacturers and trade suppliers), Several workshops or presentations on specific topics, Luncheon, More workshops and presentations, Demonstration of special topic, Vendor’s private receptions, Dinner, Convention center closes. EXPOSITIONS
How does assemblies and management benefit the economy?
When people travel domestically and internationally, they boost the economy.The tourism industry generates substantial economic benefits to both host countries and tourists home countries.
Especially in developing countries, one of the primary motivations for a region to promote itself as a tourism destination.
Contribution to government revenue- Direct contributions are generated by taxes on incomes from tourism employment and tourism businesses, and by direct levies on tourists such as departure taxes.
The rapid expansion of international tourism has led to significant employment creation.
Top Ten Reasons To Bring Your Meeting To The Bahamas
Tourism is our number-one industry and our people are some of the most educated in the business. With two hospitality schools, we have a constant supply of new talent entering the industry.
) Site Visits
We offer several each year and our site visits present you with the opportunity to take a personal look at what The Islands Of The Bahamas have to offer. To receive your personal invitation, contact your Bahamas Group Sales Manager.
We have a diverse venue offering, each offering a different experience. Your group can have dinner on a private island, in a botanical garden setting, on the grounds of a historical fort, or overlooking one of our many harbors.
Group Sales Managers
We will work with you to help make your program a success. Wherever you are in your planning process, let us know and we can show you how to enhance your program. Our professional affiliations are with SITE, MPI and others, including Association Forum of Chicagoland.
As a first-class destination, we have a number of DMCs with various services.
Whether you have a conference, a meeting or an incentive program, you can certainly find one that will fit your group’s needs. We offer a variety of facilities including hidden gems off the beaten path, private island resorts, large full-service facilities and classic city-center hotels.
The Islands Of The Bahamas are the closest offshore destination to the United States. We are just a short flight away.
8) Currency The Bahamian dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar and both are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands.
There are over 80 flights daily from North American, Canadian and European gateways. It is easy to move your international, national or regional group business to The Islands Of The Bahamas.
Multiple Experiences. The Islands Of The Bahamas offer 11 unique island destinations with more than 50 resorts suitable for accommodating groups of any size—an ideal destination for your Incentive, Meeting and Group Travel.
International meeting planners plan and host meetings and boost the tourism of the Bahamas.
The Bahamas hosted many events, whether it be cultural, religious, sports and political.
The IAAF has agreed to award the Bahamas the rights to host the relays for the third time. He announced that after they used the first two consecutive years as a trial, they have now decided to host the relays every two years. The 2017 IAAF Relays will be held in the Bahamas attracting visitors from various countries to compete.
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