Temporary Meeting Planners

Tem•po•rar•y Mee•ting Plan•ners /tem-puh-rer-ee mee-ting plan-ers/– noun: 1. Experienced meeting professionals hired on a short-term basis to work either at an office or remotely to plan and coordinate meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows, and all other types of events. 2. Professionals that can come in and quickly get up to speed and help with the workload. 3. A member or colleague of GCG Event Partners carefully selected, using your criteria to step into your team, either in person or virtually, to manage, coordinate, or plan meetings and events. – Synonyms: Temporary Meeting Managers, Temporary Meeting Coordinators, Project Basis Meeting Planners –Related Forms: Temporary Event Planner

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What is the Role of a Temporary Meeting Planner?

The term “Temporary Meeting Planner” can be used in different ways. In some cases it describes someone that joins a meeting planning team as a short term solution for a busy season, a staffing shortage or any number of other reasons. It can also be used to describe someone hired as an independent contractor to plan and manage a specific event for an individual or company.  Whichever type of Temporary Meeting Planner you might be looking for, you’ll want to be sure they have the right qualifications.

Can Remote Planners Assist Our Meeting Planning Team?

A professional joining an existing meeting or event planning team on a short-term basis is probably the most traditional definition of Temporary Meeting Planner. Whether you need help organizing, scheduling, or planning events, you’ll want a skilled professional with the right background to step in.

Finding Meeting Planners with the right skills is a little easier these days with the rise of remote work. Instead of finding someone who can drive to your office, GCG has a network of meeting professionals across the country that we would search for the best candidates.

How Do You Find Temporary Meeting Planners For Your Team?

There are two different routes you can take when looking for a Temporary Meeting Planner for your company. You can either use an agency to find the event staff for you or you can search for them on your own. Using an agency eliminates a lot of the cumbersome tasks like searching through resumes and interviewing.

When working with GCG Event Partners we will listen to your specific needs for each role and hand-pick professionals with the right qualifications. On top of that, we ensure all regulations for using freelancers are followed including workers’ comp and liability insurance, unemployment insurance (if applicable), FICA and payroll taxes.

Does GCG Event Partners Handle Meeting Planning?

GCG’s area of expertise is providing Meeting Professionals to our clients for various roles. However, we do have a network of meeting and event professionals across the country. When provided with a detailed job description including start and end dates and an estimated number of hours you expect them to work each week, we can connect you with Meeting Planners that are qualified to join your team.

What Separates GCG From Other Staffing Agencies?

GCG specializes in the Meetings and Events Industry and the members of our network are all experienced. GCG Professionals have a minimum of 3 years of experience, but average over a decade of experience in the industry. We hand-select the professionals for every role after listening to our clients’ needs and we ensure all rules and regulations for working with freelancers are followed. Our success is tied to your event’s success.

GCG’s founder, Lori Gershaw, noticed the need for an organization that focused on the timely delivery of on-demand Meeting and Event Professionals and formed GCG Event Partners in 2003 to fill this need. As opposed to traditional staffing agencies which have staff with varying backgrounds and cover any industry, GCG focuses solely on meetings and events and only uses staff with the corresponding backgrounds. To this day, GCG stays focused on providing skilled, on-demand temporary meeting professionals. Learn more about GCG Event Partners.

Professional, Experienced Meeting Planners

Your ideal candidate will come from an extensive network of qualified professionals, and their experience comes from just about every segment of the meeting planning industry.

Our placement team only connects you with Meeting Planners after learning all of your requirements.

Pre-Screened Members with a Track Record of Success

Every meeting professional is pre-screened to ensure they meet GCG Event Partners professional standards.

We continuously review and monitor our members to make sure that they have a track record of success. All this ensures that you are partnered with the most qualified meeting planners.

Dedicated Team Caring for You and Your Needs

You can take comfort in knowing that our team is very experienced filling roles with reliable Meeting Planners nationwide.

We take the time to understand your specific needs so that your dedicated GCG Event Partners Placement Specialist will carefully match your plans and goals with the ideal candidate.

Did You Know?

Lori, our President, started out as a teacher.

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Allan, our Vice President, is a home improvement specialist and can fix almost any problem you might find in a house.

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Lori, our President, was a ski bum in Breckenridge, Colorado just before launching her Meeting Planning business.

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Michelle, our Placement Services Manager, loves boating with her family.

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Our staff really enjoy working at GCG Event Partners. The average tenure is currently 10.5 years!