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19 Dec 2023

Revolutionizing Corporate Events: ELX Reveals Plans for Groundbreaking SMMP Implementation Guide & Roadmap in 2024

Revolutionizing Corporate Events: ELX Reveals Plans for Groundbreaking SMMP Implementation Guide & Roadmap in 2024
In a pioneering move for corporate event management, ELX proudly introduces the Strategic Meetings Management Program (SMMP) Implementation Guide & Roadmap, to be released next year.  


The release will follow a series of Think Tank meetings throughout 2024, in collaboration with ELX’s dedicated, members-based working group, to collect insights from the entire ELX community regarding every stage of Strategic Meetings Management.  


Created by event professionals, for event professionals. 


This revolutionary guide will serve as a roadmap for corporate event divisions, guiding them through every critical step of implementing a robust SMMP. 


"The release of the SMMP Implementation Guide & Roadmap marks a significant milestone for ELX and the events industry. We believe this guide will empower organizations to transform their events, driving efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and an unparalleled attendee experience. This is just the beginning for the creation of supporting assets ELX will provide for the community." - Aurore Braconnier, ELX General Manager


Vendor selection will take center stage as the guide delves into the intricacies of researching, shortlisting, and evaluating potential SMMP vendors. A meticulous process, from requesting proposals to selecting vendors based on essential factors like functionality, scalability, integration capabilities, and support services.  


The implementation process will form a comprehensive roadmap, covering critical aspects such as team establishment, seamless data migration, SMMP customization, and thorough training sessions for stakeholders.  


Addressing the need for ongoing management, the guide is also set to include a dedicated section offering recommendations for monitoring and evaluating the success of the SMMP.  


It covers every stage of the SMMP journey, providing suggestions for continuous improvement based on valuable feedback and data analysis. 


If you lead meetings and events in a large corporation and would like to find out more about joining the community and contributing to these resources, please visit for more details or contact   



What is SMMP? Strategic Meetings Management is not just an approach; it's a paradigm shift. ELX's SMMP is a comprehensive strategy designed to meticulously plan, execute, and evaluate meetings and events within organizations. With a laser focus on optimizing cost savings, enhancing efficiency, and elevating attendee experiences, SMMP is set to be the cornerstone of the future of corporate gatherings.