Are In-House AV Costs Becoming Too Expensive?

Would you pay $96 a day for a simple HDMI cable? That is a typical charge made by in-house AV at venues and hotels for the daily rental of a $7 cable. Outrageous? Yes, very!

One of the many problems is that those costs are deemed acceptable – especially when compared to the overall budget for an event, meeting or conference, that can run in to 5 or 6 figures. Will this end up effecting attendee ticket costs? We discuss the current state of affairs, with real examples, and share some money saving tips.

Are we wrong? Are there justifiable reasons for such high rental costs? Is there anything that can be done? Leave a comment, especially if you are involved in in-house AV or have experienced these kind of practices. If you have a story to tell, get in touch – your personal details will be kept private.

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This post originally appeared on the Bullet List Podcast website.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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