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Elite Meetings International Announces High-Profile Keynote
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Santa Barbara, Calif., July 27—Elite Meetings International (EMI) announced today the prestigious lineup of speakers it has assembled for the Elite Meetings Alliance, taking place at Florida’s Naples Grande Resort & Club September 9-11, 2007.

The three-day event will kick off with a keynote address by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President Scott Hermes, speaking on the state of the industry. Speakers at two educational breakout sessions include Ed Jones, founder and president of Constellation Communication Corporation, speaking on how to “Create Event Communications that Impress the Company President and Prove Its Effectiveness with ROI Measurement.” The second speaker, attorney Joshua Grimes of Grimes Law Office, will give an overview of the “Top Ten Things Your Lawyer Never Told You About Your Hotel Contracts." 

On the second evening of the Alliance, professional speaker John Di Frances will address the participants with a topic entitled “People v. 2.0—Understanding Millennials.” The closing keynote will be given by Shawna McKinley, executive director of The Green Meetings Industry Council. Her topic: “Building the Business Case for Green Meetings and Their Implementation.”

Other crowd-pleasers in attendance will be corporate entertainer and magician Billy Harris and master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim of Magic Martinis & Mario.

EMI CEO Kelly Foy is well pleased with the caliber of speakers and entertainers scheduled for the Alliance. “With these outstanding industry professionals speaking on a variety of relevant topics, we feel we’ve lined up a little something for everyone. We’re also firm believers in mixing business with pleasure, and we know that our entertainers will create an enjoyable environment for a highly productive meeting.”

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International, LLC provides targeted solutions to the upper-echelon groups segment of the hospitality industry. Through its annual publication, Elite Meetings magazine; Web site, www.EliteMeetings.net; and semiannual event, the Elite Meetings Alliance, the company connects top meeting and incentive planners with the best hotels and resorts in North America. For more information on Elite Meetings International, please call 805.730.1002. For media kit information, please visit www.elitemeetings.net/mediainfo.

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Contact:

Kelly Foy
kfoy@EliteMeetings.net
805-730-1002
 www.EliteMeetings.net

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Luxury Hoteliers and Corporate Planners Rave About the ELITE MEETINGS ALLIANCE; Next Alliance, Scheduled for March 19-21, 2007, at Utah's Sundance Resort / October 2006
Top-tier Incentive/meeting Planners and Hospitality Executives Join Elite Meetings Advisory Board; Magazine Featuring Best Properties to Launch in 2007 / October 2006
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Hoteliers and Corporate Planners Give High Marks to Inaugural Elite Meetings Alliance; Next Alliance scheduled for September 10-12, 2006, at The Club at Hammock Beach in Florida / May 2006

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