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EMCVenues To Host “MEET USA-West 2008”

Meeting Education Event Benefits Meeting/Event Planners, Dec. 3 - 4

Complimentary for Qualified Planners & Media

Brielle, New Jersey, November 2008… EMCVenues, the global meetings resource company specializing in education events, supplier tradeshows, training workshops, and  online registration support, announces “MEET USA-West 2008.”  

MEET USA-West, which will be held December 3rd & 4th at The Hilton Financial District* in San Francisco, is the third in a series of interactive meeting education events and tradeshows sponsored by EMCVenues.  Each event provides comprehensive educational tracks, training programming and networking opportunities for people who plan and manage meetings, events and tradeshows.  Also held with full-house attendance were MEET Chicago and MEET New Jersey.

As with the two previous MEET events, MEET USA-West 2008 is geared to help the novice-to-the-seasoned meeting planner maximize each conference and event they plan.  Registration for MEET USA-West is complimentary for qualified meeting and event planners, as well as members of the press.  Over 150 + meeting planners and industry professionals are expected to participate.  

EMCVenues’ MEET USA-West 2008 Program Highlights

Participants in MEET USA-West have several options for involvement.  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.   Over 20 exhibitors will be on hand representing some of the most prominent venues and suppliers from around the nation.

MEET USA-West’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, Rick Bloom Audio Visual, Gilman Performance Systems, The Hilton Financial District, and the host, EMCVenues.

Opening Session: Successful Meeting Methods Forum

General Sessions:  Featuring,
-Dynamic speaker & presenter Sam Glenn, “A Kick in the Attitude”

-US Marine Corps fighter pilot, Major & Speaker, Mike Pagano, “Executing Your Plan!”

Four Comprehensive Tracks:
(move between)
- Meeting Planning 101; A Beginners Guide to Planning
- Advanced Meeting Management
- Meeting Technology
- Professional Development & Career

Exhibitors representing the Most Prominent Venues and Suppliers locally, regionally and nationally

Teacup Auction with Fabulous Prizes from Gift Baskets, Gift Cards to incredible Weekend Vacation Packages.

MEET USA-West 2008 participants Receive Credit toward Industry-recognized Certifications, including:

  • Certified Meeting Professional - 1.25 contact hours/points per session attended
  • Certified Account Executive - 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending all sessions

Participants are requested to register for MEET USA-West 2008 by visiting where you can also receive more information. 

*  The Hilton Financial District, San Francisco is located at 750 Kearny Street in San Francisco’s renowned financial district, 415-433-6600.

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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