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Early Enrollment Surges for the Fall 2006 Elite Meetings Alliance
Ultra exclusive event for corporate meeting planners and luxury hoteliers to take place
September 10-12, 2006, at The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida

Santa Barbara, Calif.— After just three weeks of registration, Stratus Performance Group reports an enthusiastic response to this fall’s Elite Meetings Alliance. The highly touted three-day event brings representatives from 50 discerning hotels and resorts, located in the eastern half of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe together, with 75 corporate meeting and incentive planners for extremely productive one-on-one meetings. The event will be held September 10-12, 2006, at the luxurious Club at Hammock Beach located in Palm Coast, Florida. More event information can be found at

The impressive early response from corporate meeting planners and luxury hotels stems, in part, from the success of the inaugural Elite Meetings Alliance, held in Santa Barbara, California, April 30-May 2, 2006. Those corporate meeting and incentive planners already committed to the fall event represent such powerhouse companies as Intel, Pfizer, Nike, DaimlerChrysler, Citibank/Citigroup, Symantec, Public Storage, Aetna, Allstate, Eclipse by FujitsuTen, Synthes USA, E! Entertainment Style Network, VA Software, Rust-Oleum, Rain Bird Corporation, Natural Resource Partners, Yokogawa Corporation, Exostar, Magna Systems, Tastefully Simple, NOVA Information Systems, Cole Haan among others.

“We’re extremely pleased with the caliber of corporate planners who’ve registered so far, and look forward to showcasing a collection the best hotels and resorts in the region” says Kelly Foy, founder of the Elite Meetings Alliance. “We have invited a variety of high end hotels and resorts to participate, and at this point we’ve received early commitments some great properties such as The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, Atlantis, Half Moon Resort, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Reunion Resort & Club, Omni Orlando at Champions Gate, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, Kingsmill Resort, Paradisus Puerto Rico Resorts, and we expect to fill all 50 spots by the end of July,” Foy continued, “A complete list of attending hotels and resorts will be available upon final approval by our advisory board this summer.”

The event will kick off on Sunday, September 10, 2006, at 5:00pm. The next two days will focus on a series of prescheduled 20-minute appointments between planners and hoteliers interspersed with networking opportunities across a superb selection of events that include golf outings, spa treatments, tennis, and other local activities and receptions at The Club at Hammock Beach. “We look forward to accommodating such a prominent group of corporate planners and hoteliers at our property, and we are excited to show them everything that The Club at Hammock Beach has to offer,” says the property’s vice president of sales and marketing, Tom Belton.

The Elite Meetings Alliance is a semiannual event designed exclusively for 75 top corporate meeting and incentive planners and 50 of the best hotels and resorts in the world. The format of each event allows for 20 minute one-on-one discussions between planners and hoteliers, followed by a variety of networking events and group activities. For more information or to register to attend The Elite Meetings Alliance, please contact Ryan Buzzard,, or Kelly Foy,, at 805-730-1000, or visit


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