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Post-Annual Conference Reflections: 10 Essential Resources to Elevate Your Planning


GCFA’S Top 10 Resources for Annual Conference Success

Now that annual conference season is over, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the successes and challenges you experienced. Whether you're a seasoned event planner or just embarking on the journey, having the right resources at your fingertips can make all the difference. If you’re ready to elevate your annual conference planning for next year, look no further! We've compiled a list of our top 10 meeting planning resources that will revolutionize your next annual conference season.


1. Mastering the Art of Contract Negotiation

Expert insights on the negotiation tactics essential for securing favorable terms and maximizing your budget.


2. Lessons Learned from Event Planning

A behind-the-scenes look at real-world event planning packed with practical takeaways.


3. Exploring the Top Meeting Trends of 2023

Uncover the dynamic landscape of meeting planning with the lingering effects of COVID-19.


4. 10 Essential Steps for Planning Large Events

A comprehensive guide featuring 10 crucial steps for planning impactful large events.


5. Navigating Hybrid Meetings: 8 Considerations for Successful Hybrid Meetings

Dive into the realm of hybrid meetings and explore the key factors to consider when planning them.


6. Meeting Planning Unveiled: Our Expert’s FAQs

Common inquiries faced by our seasoned meeting planners and insightful answers to each one!


7. Event Follow-Up: 5 Post-Meeting Strategies

A video resource that uncovers five powerful techniques to master event follow-up like a pro.


8. Pre-Event Essentials: A Comprehensive Checklist

With this resource at your fingertips, you can confidently approach your events knowing that you have covered all the crucial elements for a successful gathering.


9. Post-Event Success: A Comprehensive Checklist

Ensure a seamless wrap-up of your annual conference with our comprehensive post-event checklist meeting planning resource.


10. Hybrid Event Prep: A Comprehensive Checklist

Revolutionize your approach to hybrid meetings and embrace the future of event planning with this guide.


With these top-notch resources, you’ll be able to plan and execute your next annual conference with remarkable efficiency, leaving a lasting impact on attendees and setting the stage for an extraordinary conference season ahead! GCFA’s Travel and Meeting Planning Department can help you to focus your time and energy on doing God’s ministry by taking care of the administration of your meeting, event, conference, or travel needs. From

pre-conference RFP, site/venue location, and travel arrangements to conference support including the development of registration websites and post-conference billing and invoicing, we make event planning easy for you.

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