SECO International Selects EventSphere and QMS for SECO 2012 Meeting

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SECO International, LLC, a wholly owned entity of the Southern Council of Optometrists, Inc. (SoCo), today announced it has signed on with EventSphere and QMS to manage the housing and registration needs for its SECO 2012 meeting, held Feb. 29 – March 4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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“We were searching for an experienced partner who could deliver a combined housing and registration platform and we found that in EventSphere and QMS,” said SECO’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Taylor.

SECO International, LLC, a wholly owned entity of the Southern Council of Optometrists, Inc. (SoCo), today announced it has signed on with EventSphere and QMS to manage the housing and registration needs for its SECO 2012 meeting, held Feb. 29 – March 4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

“We were searching for an experienced partner who could deliver a combined housing and registration platform and we found that in EventSphere and QMS,” said SECO’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Taylor. “This combined with their stellar industry reputation and commitment to customer service were the primary reasons for selecting EventSphere and QMS.”

SECO International is widely acknowledged as the largest optometric educational meeting in the world. Its annual SECO Congress regularly attracts more than 7,000 national and international eye care professionals, vendors, and allied ophthalmic personnel.

Speaking about the importance of this new partnership, EventSphere CEO Todd Lambert said, “Every year, SECO International is responsible for staging a myriad of high profile events—with their annual congress and educational conference here in Atlanta as the centerpiece of their busy schedule. They know how simple and seamless registering for their events and reserving hotel rooms can be with our robust platform and we know how critical it is for them to get it right with every attendee. We intend to make them shine in 2012.”

With two key components under the experienced and watchful eye of our team of experts, SECO International will be able to focus on all other aspects of the 2012 installment annual conference,” said Kalib Denton, President and CEP of QMS.

In addition to the combined housing and registration services offered by EventSphere, SECO’s Taylor said the ability to track total hotel spend and presence in the host city was also key to their decision to enlist EventSphere’s assistance.

Commenting on their newly formed partnership, Lambert said, “We’ve actually known one another for some time thanks to SECO’s familiarity with QMS and their long, outstanding relationship with the Hinman Dental Meeting. Our VP of Operations, Debby Parham, has handled Hinman Dental for 18 years in a previous position. So, I think they were really impressed with the team roster for both QMS and EventSphere.”

About EventSphere & QMS
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, EventSphere delivers a solution-driven and results-proven online housing platform generating both revenue and loyalty. Their boutique model offers clients in the meetings and events industry specialized services across five key areas—SITE SELECTION, EVENT MARKETING, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, ONSITE FULFILLMENT and ATTRITION MANAGEMENT. With a collective wealth of industry experience totaling nearly 90 years, EventSphere is committed to operating as a dynamic housing company that maintains absolute integrity and ethical behavior, upholds a shared commitment to teamwork and treats clients with respect and honesty. Also based in Atlanta, Georgia, QMS offers event planners a full service suite of registration options and solutions. Key focus areas are web site development, continuing education fulfillment and customer service along with custom project development. With more than thirty years of experience in the business, QMS has forged a very clear understanding of the challenges that event planners face—especially evident in their commitment to offer a product that is both technologically sound and fully capable of providing customer service that exceeds industry standards.

Contact Information:
Todd Lambert, President & CEO
EventSphere
55 Marietta Street, NW
Suite 940, Atlanta, GA 30303
p) 678-704-8727
e) todd.lambert(at)eventsphere(dot)com

Kalib Denton, President & CEO
QMS Services
6840 Meadowridge Court
Alpharetta, GA 30005
p) 678.341.3000
e) kalib(at)prereg(dot)net

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