Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 12, 2006
Meetings Market offers a unique forum for anyone who participates in planning meetings the opportunity to learn the basics, add additional skills, and educate others about the contributions of meeting planners and the importance of meetings to achieving an organization’s strategic goals.
The Meetings Market Academy + Exhibition uses a multi-tiered approach to education which allows planners to improve their professional status, and is geared for the novice planner, experienced pro, or anyone in between. Also scheduled is a unique supplier showcase that features over 100 local and national hotels, resorts, conference and convention centers, convention bureaus and other industry vendors.
The Meetings Market Academy + Exhibition begins in June 2006 in Boston, and is scheduled to travel to Houston, Chicago, Sacramento, Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, San Diego, and Kansas City.
The cost of exhibiting for suppliers is aggressively priced well below the industry average, making this show ideal for organizations that cannot exhibit at larger, cost prohibitive industry trade shows. This one-day event is designed to maximize an attendee’s time and value, by providing top-notch education, combined with relevant networking opportunities. Discounts are available to members of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), International Special Events Society (ISES) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
According to founding partner Michele Wierzgac MS, CMM, president of Michele & Co, an Oak Lawn, Illinois-based meeting management, consulting, and training firm, “This is a unique opportunity for meeting and event professionals to improve their skills, impress their boss, network with their peers, and learn the latest in the services and products all in their own city.”
For media passes, exhibition, sponsorship or attendee information, contact Jessica Roberts at (301) 560-4166, for speaking opportunities, contact Michele Wierzgac at (708) 598-6600 or visit http://www.meetingsmarket.com.
The program is owned and operated by Meetings Market LLC, a partnership between three forces in the meetings industry: Convention Strategy, a Maryland-based trade show management company; Michele & Company, an Oak Lawn, Illinois-based meeting management, consulting, and training firm; and Results.now, a Maryland-based tradeshow consulting firm.
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