Association Executives Group Provides Meeting Management for AAOP’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL
Association Executives Group (AEG), an experienced association management firm, provided meeting planning, exhibit and sponsorship services, and onsite facilitation at the 45th Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP).
AEG worked to ensure the meeting ran smoothly and on budget. The company utilized their event processes and tools that have been in use for nearly three decades to pull off a 1,700-attendee event within only four months of planning. AAOP’s Educational Director mentioned, “I would like to say that I think it is largely thanks to AEG that everything went as smoothly as it did in Orlando! They kept track of all the gazillion different things and were fantastically successful in meeting and exceeding revenue goals. Kudos, and thank you!”
At this year’s meeting AEG employeed a more modern “go green” approach and eliminated water bottles at the event and, instead, offered fresh water stations throughout the meeting property and inside meeting rooms, as well as provided a sponsored water bottle for refilling. The change was not only more cost effective for AAOP, it also addressed the emerging concerns with the impact of plastic on our ecology and portrays an evolving attitude that attendees respond to positivtely, in particular the younger and more forward thinking members of the organization.
Additionally, AEG took a proactive approach to exhibit and sponsorships sales to increase overall conference revenue up 41% over the prior year. The company developed enticing sponsorship opportunities, adjusted the floorplan layout to maximize the exhibit hall space, and positioned and planned conference events in the exhibit hall to increase traffic allowing the exhibitors ample time to network.