Survey aims to discover pandemic's impact on tender process

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Did the pandemic change the way associations look at their tender process? 

Conference match-making platform, Conferli is attempting to answer that very question via its latest survey: ‘A critical look at the conference tender process of associations.’

As a product of the pandemic, rotation patterns have been disrupted and associations are searching for income and sponsorship streams. 

“We have noticed that things have changed significantly during the pandemic, and probably decision-making factors have changed as well,” said Bregje Frens, Conferli association director. 

“Associations are starting to look into other topics like sustainability, safety, and making an impact. There are more talks about creating partnerships with destinations in order to create that impact. But none of this is currently incorporated into the tender process. 

“Associations are still mostly depending on their local host, but are they going to reach those goals that the board would like to reach? Isn’t there a need to become more in control? More steering to reach those goals? 

“If so, then the process needs to be re-evaluated, we would assume."

The survey aims to understand the current tendering process and how it can be improved. 

Frens added: “We truly believe with this survey we can continue the conversation with the associations to improve the long term impact, make a difference, grow the conference and enhance engagement.”

You can find the survey here:

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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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