BureauMatch was started in
2006 at the NSA Convention in Orlando as a member benefit for Connoisseur
Level Members. BureauMatch is a bit like speed dating for professional
speakers and the speaker bureau agents that book them.
is a members-only benefit for Connoisseur & Benefactor-Level Cigar PEG members. There
is no additional charge beyond your yearly membership expense. Bureau
participants enjoy a complementary Cigar PEG membership.
The 2008 BureauMatch
will be held in the Cigar PEG suite at the NYC Marriott Marquis on
Saturday from noon to about 3:00 PM. BureauMatch
conducts "rounds" where the same number of
speakers enters the room as are bureau representatives sitting at tables.
The speakers get 5 minutes to "pitch" the bureau, then the bell
will ring and each speaker rotates to the next table until all speakers
have "pitched" all bureaus. Then the next "round"
Since we will have two (2)
suites this year; one at the Marriott and one at the Paramount directly
across the street, we may spread the activity among the two suites,
depending on this year’s level of participation.
2006 First ever, BureauMatch Begins in the Cigar PEG
suite–Denise Ryan facilitating
BureauMatch is a unique opportunity for
speakers and bureau agents to get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere,
up in the Cigar PEG hospitality suite. It’s a bit like speed-dating.
BureauMatch "speed dating" slots are only available to Cigar
PEG Connoisseur members. This activity is a Connoisseur Member benefit.