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EMCVenues To Host MEET Chicago 2008

Meeting Education Event To Benefit All Planners, May 29th, 30th

Brielle, New Jersey, May 14, 2008 EMCVenues, the global meetings management company specializing in productive meetings from concept to completion, announces MEET Chicago 2008, an interactive meeting education event and tradeshow.  MEET Chicago is geared to help the novice-to-the-seasoned meeting planners get the most out of each conference they plan.  MEET Chicago 2008 will be held May 29th and 30th and take place at the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Lisle, Illinois, near Chicago.  Over 175 industry professionals are expected to participate in the event and tradeshow. 

Participants in MEET Chicago 2008 can sign up for a 24-hour program, a full-day program, or a half-day program, including the general session and tradeshow event.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn best practices from influential industry speakers, prominent sponsors, plus attend education and general sessions.  Registration is from $79 - $149 depending on the program selected. 

Additionally, attendees of MEET Chicago 2008 receive valuable credit toward industry-recognized certifications, including:

  • Certified Meeting Professional - 1.25 contact hours/points per session attended
  • Certified Account Executive - Six Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending all sessions
MEET Chicago 2008 Program Highlights Include: 

Opening Session: Successful Meeting Methods Forum

Dynamic General Session Speaker - Corporate Humorist, Tim Clue

Attendees Can Move Between Four Comprehensive Tracks during MEET Chicago: 

  • Meeting Planning 101
  • Advanced Meeting Management
  • Meeting Technology Trends
  • Professional Development & Career
Over 50 Exhibitors Present Representing the Most Prominent Venues in the Nation

Tea-cup Auction with over 50 Fabulous Prizes, from Gift Baskets to Weekend Getaways

Participants are requested to register for MEET Chicago by Tuesday, May 27, 2008, by visiting,
where they can also receive more information.

About EMCVenues:
EMCVenues is a one-stop marketplace for meeting & event planners and venues globally.  It exists to actively bring the two groups together, managing the process and the relationship for a productive outcome for each.  Through its extensive international portfolio of meeting and event facilities; its attendee and meeting management solutions products; its vendor relationships providing meeting support services; its vast planner, customer and provider databases; and its marketing and promotions expertise; the company has the capacity and the bandwidth to engage in every aspect of the meeting and event planning and execution process.  The goal is a successful meeting or event -- from concept to completion -- for both the venue and the planner organization.  For more information on EMCVenues, visit


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864  /  201-758-2865-Fax

Jody Wallace
President & CEO, EMCVenues


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