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EMCVenues To Host MEET USA-West Coast 2009
Accredited Educational Conference is a Green Event, Free to Planners, Media
Brielle, New Jersey, November 2009… EMCVenues, the global meetings resource company specializing in meeting sourcing, education events and supplier tradeshows, and online registration support, announces “MEET USA West Coast 2009.” The 2-day accredited and green educational conference will be held at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California, December 3rd and 4th. Meeting professionals, including more than 75 planners as well as suppliers, are expected to attend.
MEET USA West Coast 2009 is a premier interactive educational conference for meeting and event planners of all experience levels. The conference features comprehensive and accredited educational sessions lead by some of the most influential and knowledgeable speakers in the meeting and events industries, a large supplier showcase trade show, and extensive networking opportunities. MEET USA West Coast is provided complimentary to meeting & event planners and the media. The conference will connect attendees with colleagues, industry suppliers, and prominent sponsors. Conferees will also receive valuable credit toward industry-recognized certifications.
Those who attend the MEET West Coast conference will benefit if they have planning and management responsibilities that relate to the meeting industry, including:
At the previous event, even the luncheon menu was recycled. The menu was embedded with seeds and fully plantable. Conferees were encouraged to take the menus home and plant them in their gardens. Additional MEET USA West Coast green initiatives are available at http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Custom.aspx?cid=36&e=472c7f25-6a52-4a1b-bed3-4dc9c2857d69, including green programs at Dolce Hayes Mansion.
MEET USA-West Coast 2009 Program Highlights
Participants in the MEET USA-West Coast conference have the opportunity to sign up for a two-day or a full-day program, including the general sessions, 12 educational sessions, a tradeshow event, and networking receptions. More then 75 exhibitors, including prominent venues, destinations and suppliers, will be on hand representing some of the most prominent venues and suppliers from around the nation sharing best practices and current knowledge.
MEET USA-West Coast’s curriculum is presented in multi-tiered individual tracks. Conference goers have the opportunity to attend MEET’s Supplier Showcase, featuring national, regional and local hotels, resorts, 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, Cvent, Rick Bloom Audio Visual, Gilman Performance Systems, Larry Lipman - Fun Teambuilding, Dolce Hayes Mansion, and the host, EMCVenues.
Opening & Closing General Sessions
Thursday: Contracting for the Next Decade: Are your Contracts Measuring Up?
Joshua L. Grimes, Esq. will address this important issue for all planners, providing current thinking on:
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.
According to Mr. Glenn, “I used the 'Power of Attitude' to overcome failure, depression and negativity to create a ton of success in business, relationships and life! The fact that we may fail doesn’t decrease our value, but it presents the opportunity to learn, grow and become more.”
Five Comprehensive Educational Tracks
Success at the Speed of Networking
The innovative Three-minute Speed Networking program, created exclusively
by EMCVenues for the MEET conferences.
A special networking reception will top off the conference day. Guests will enjoy a very special social event offering opportunities to network with industry colleagues, peers, sponsors and suppliers.
Meeting Supplier Showcase
The tradeshow will represent some of the Most Prominent Venues and Suppliers locally, regionally and nationally.
Featuring 25 fabulous prizes from Gift Baskets, Gift Cards to incredible Weekend Vacation Packages, which also serve to highlight the unique features of several suppliers.
Dolce Hayes Mansion
Dolce Hayes Mansion is located at 200 Edenvale Avenue in San Jose, California. The historic, century-old mansion and estate, now a hotel and conference center, provides participants of MEET USA West Coast with exemplary meeting facilities and preferred guestroom rates, specifically for planners and meeting suppliers. For more information, please call 408-226-3200 or visit www.dolce-hayes-mansion-hotel.com.
Participants Receive Valuable Credit toward Industry-recognized Certifications
To Register for MEET USA-West Coast, visit: