News for the Hospitality Executive
EMCVenues To Host MEET USA-MidWest
Chicago Meeting Education Event
Benefits Meeting/Event Planners;
May 28 – 29, Complimentary for Qualified Planners & Media
|Brielle, New Jersey, March 2009… EMCVenues, the global
meetings resource company specializing in education events, supplier tradeshows,
training workshops, and online registration support, announces “MEET USA-MidWest
MEET USA-MidWest, which will be held May 28th & 29th at the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa* in St. Charles, Illinois, near Chicago, is a premier interactive meeting education event offering comprehensive educational sessions, a supplier showcase, and networking opportunities. It is expected to attract over 200 meeting professionals who plan and/or manage meetings and events. MEET USA-MidWest, which is complimentary to meeting & event planners and the press, will connect attendees with some of the most influential speakers, prominent sponsors, industry peers, and meeting suppliers. Participants will also receive valuable credit toward industry-recognized certifications.
As with previous MEET events, MEET USA-MidWest is geared to help the novice-to-the-seasoned meeting and event planner maximize each conference or special event they plan. Attendees will benefit from the event if they have planning and management responsibilities that relate to the meeting industry, including:
Participants in MEET USA-MidWest have several options for involvement whatever their level of experience and expertise: from the beginner to advanced level meeting and event professionals. Attendees can sign up for a two-day or a full-day program, including the general session and tradeshow event. Participants will have the opportunity to learn best practices from influential industry speakers, prominent sponsors, plus attend education and general sessions. Over 50 exhibitors will be on hand representing some of the most prominent venues and suppliers from around the nation.
MEET USA-MidWest’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 Master Connections, Turning Technologies, My Chauffeur, Ontime Promotions, Cvent, Rick Bloom Audio Visual, Gilman Performance Systems, Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, and the host, EMCVenues.
Opening & Closing General Sessions
Thursday: Contracting for the Next Decade: Are your contracts measuring up?
Joshua L. Grimes, Esq. will be the featured speaker on this subject providing:
“I used the 'POWER of Attitude' to overcome failure, depression and negativity to create a ton of success in business, relationships and life! “ – Sam Glenn
“The fact that we may fail doesn’t decrease our value, but it presents the opportunity to learn, grow and become more.”
Sam Glenn has shared his “Kick In Your Attitude” message with more than 2 million people and audiences as large as 75,000 in nearly every industry. He delivers over 100 speeches per year to respected corporations, organizations, and educational groups and has published over 17 books.
Five Comprehensive Educational Tracks
5-Minute Speed Networking is a unique program created exclusively by EMCVenues for the MEET events. Participants in MEET USA-MidWest 2009 will experience first hand Speed Networking, honing their skills during the session and learning how to apply these to the work environment.
Networking Reception, Show & Mixer
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa is acclaimed throughout the Chicagoland area and the Midwest for its entertainment expertise and show venues. At MEET USA-MidWest, attendees will experience the resort’s expert sampling of the best of Chicago theater, hilarious comedy from the Zanies Comedy Club, as well as live music and endless entertainment.
Meeting Supplier Showcase representing some of the Most Prominent Venues and Suppliers locally, regionally and nationally.
Tea Cup Auction with Fabulous Prizes from Gift Baskets, Gift Cards to incredible Weekend Vacation Packages.
MEET USA-MidWest 2009 participants Receive Valuable Credit toward Industry-recognized Certifications, including:
To Register for MEET USA-MidWest 2009, visit:
* Located at Chicago's doorstep and within easy reach of O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airports, Pheasant Run Resort & Spa is set on 250 beautiful rolling acres in historic St. Charles. For more information, visit www.pheasantrun.com, or call (800) 474-3272. Pheasant Run is located at 4051 East Main Street in St. Charles, IL.