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EMCVenues Announces Spring Webinars For Meeting & Event Planners;
Complimentary for Qualified Meeting Professionals and the Media

Brielle, New Jersey, March 2009… EMCVenues has announced its next wave of complimentary Internet-based educational sessions designed to benefit meeting planners – the Spring Webinar Season.   EMCVenues, the global meetings resource company specializing in education events, supplier tradeshows, training workshops, and online registration support, is a one-stop marketplace for meeting & event planners and venues globally.

Responding to active market demand, EMCVenues’ Spring Webinars are complimentary to qualified meeting and event planners as well as the media.  Planners are encouraged to sign up early as demand is expected to be strong for the Spring Season.  Webinars are generally held Thursday afternoons, beginning at 2:00 pm EST and last one hour.   Well over 700 planners signed up for Winter Season.  

EMCVenues invites planners to sign up for one, two or multiple webinars throughout April, May and June.  Planners and members of the media can access the complimentary webinars through EMCVenues’ website:, or at the following link: 

EMCVenues Topics for the 2009 Spring Webinar Season

April 2 
2:00 pm EST
The Conference Center Difference
Neil Pompan, IACC Global President, Vice President of EMCVenues

April 9 
2:00 pm EST 
The 30-minute Wine MBA
Roxanne Langer, WineFUNdamentals

April 16 
2:00 pm EST 
Streamlining Event Specifications – Incorporating APEX Accepted Practices
EJ Siwek, CMP, Flash Technologies

April 23 
2:00 pm EST  
Meeting Planning 101; A Beginner Level
Michele Joseph, Master Connections Associates

April 30 
2:00 pm EST 
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Green Meeting Best Practices
Jody Wallace, EMCVenues and Katrina Arion, Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens

May 7 
2:00 pm EST
De-Mystifying Audiovisual and Technology for Today’s Meeting and Events
Rick Bloom, Rick Bloom Productions

May 14 
2:00 pm EST 
The Food and Beverage Challenge
Marjorie Risinger, CMP, Consultant, Teacher, and Speaker

May 21
2:00 pm EST 
Effective RFP Writing & Top Concessions You Should Include
Karen Pendleton, Executive Vice President, EMCVenues
Nancy Crook, Meeting Sourcing Support Manager, EMCVenues

June 4 
2:00 pm EST 
Event Site Selection
Chuck Ghoorah, CVent

June 11
2:00 pm EST 
SMM (Strategic Meeting Management):  Leveraging Your Travel and Procurement Department
Anil Punyapu, CVent

June 18
2:00 pm EST 
Meeting Planning 201: An Intermediate Level
Michele Joseph, Master Connections

June 25 
2:00 pm EST  
Advanced Hotel Contract Negotiations
Karen Pendleton, Executive Vice President, EMCVenues

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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