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EMCVenues To Host “MEET New Jersey 2008”

Meeting Education Event To Benefit All Meeting &
Event Planners, Oct. 29th, 30th, 2008

Brielle, New Jersey, August 29, 2008… EMCVenues, the global meetings resource company specializing in education events, supplier tradeshows, training workshops, and online registration support, announces “MEET New Jersey 2008.”  
MEET New Jersey, which will be held October 29th and 30th at The Palace at Somerset Park* in Somerset, New Jersey, is an interactive meeting education event and tradeshow offering comprehensive educational tracks, training programming and networking opportunities for people who plan and manage meetings, events and tradeshows.  
MEET New Jersey is geared to help the novice-to-the-seasoned meeting planner maximize each conference and event they plan.   Registration for MEET New Jersey 2008 is complimentary for qualified meeting and event planners, as well as members of the press.
Over 300 meeting planners and industry professionals are expected to participate in MEET New Jersey 2008.  Overnight accommodations are available through EMCVenues online registration at the Doubletree Somerset, located minutes from The Palace, with the pre-arranged preferred guestroom rate at $59 per room plus appropriate taxes.
EMCVenues’ MEET New Jersey 2008 Program Highlights
Participants in MEET New Jersey 2008 have several options for participating.  They can sign up for a two-day program, a full-day program, or even 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.  
MEET New Jersey’s curriculum is presented in multi-tiered individual tracks geared toward the novice professional, the experienced pro, and all levels in between. Attendees also have the opportunity to explore a Supplier Showcase featuring national and local venues, conference centers, CVB's, and meeting service providers.
Conference sponsors, who have enabled complimentary registration for meeting & event planners and the press, include nTAG Interactive, The Palace at Somerset Park, Doubletree Somerset Hotel and the host, EMCVenues.
Opening Session: Successful Meeting Methods Forum
General Session:  Featuring dynamic speaker & presenter Sam Glenn, “A Kick in the Attitude”
Five Comprehensive Tracks: (move between)
  • Meeting Planning 101; A Beginners Guide to Planning
  • Advanced Meeting Management
  • Meeting Technology
  • Professional Development & Career
  • The Future Meeting Environment 
Two Executive Fireside Chat Rooms:  (led by meeting management leaders)  
  • Pharmaceutical Market Forum - Best Practice Sharing and Industry Sector Discussions (AM/PM)
  • "HOT TOPICS" for Meeting Managers - Green Meetings, Strategic Planning, Budgeting and More...  (AM/PM)
Exhibitors (over 100) representing the Most Prominent Venues and Suppliers locally, regionally and nationally
Teacup Auction with over 100 Fabulous Prizes from Gift Baskets, Gift Cards to incredible Weekend Vacation Packages.
MEET New Jersey 2008 participants receive 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

Participants are requested to register for MEET New Jersey 2008 before October 15, 2008, by visiting where you can also receive more information. 
*  The Palace at Somerset is located at 333 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey, just off Exit 10 of I-287 and Exit 127 of the Garden State Parkway.  
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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