What is the Elite Meetings Alliance?

The EMA is a three-day event that brings qualified corporate and association planners together with luxury hotel representatives and industry suppliers to cultivate relationships. The event focuses on one-on-one meetings, CMP accredited education sessions, and unique networking activities.

Do I Qualify?

Do I Qualify?


Do you meet the following criteria?

  • Are you a meeting decision maker?
  • Do you book groups of 25 or more?
  • Do you book multiple events per year?
  • Do you book an average room night of $200 or more per night?

Once we receive your application, we'll review it for approval. After verifying your event history and future booking needs, we will notify you promptly regarding your acceptance.


Interested in participating?

Please contact the Sales Team at sales@cvent.com or 855-474-3035

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Education at each EMA event is provided by Meeting Professionals International. Check out our upcoming event agenda to see where you can earn CMP credits courtesy of MPI.

Why Attend


Meet 1-on-1 with 50+ Elite Certified hotels - Its like 50 site visits in one 3-day weekend!


Earn CMP credits at engaging and relevant meeting-specific educational sessions.


Connect with peers and hospitality experts

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • “The EMA was able to bring hoteliers and planners together to cultivate qualified networking opportunities. EMA featured motivational speakers who captivated the audience with personal experiences of growth. Adding in a charitable contribution thought the Caped Crusaders event connect planners and suppliers alike for a great cause. It was a pleasure to work with EMA staff to ensure a memorable experience for all. “

    Drew Seger | Fairmont Grand Del Mar

  • "I’ve attended four EMA’s over the past few years and they all have been productive events for our resort. The one on one appointments along with the networking functions really give you an opportunity to meet with new clients and get to know them on a personal level. I look forward to these events each year and they always create a memorable experience for everyone involved!"

    Dan Moller | National Sales Manager

  • "As always, the EMA is a wonderful way to connect with quality planners. Last August, we booked three meetings and this year we walked away with 11 qualified leads!"

    Eric Jellson | EPIC, Miami a Kimpton Hotel

  • "The EMA was the best event I have attended in a very long time. It was small enough that we could all get to know each other personally. It was a fun time and I can back with several solid leads. At no time did we lose sight of the fact that we were there to conduct business."

    Rori Coombs | The Broadmoor

  • "Wonderful as always. The staff is incredible and make everything so easy! Always my favorite show of the year to attend."

    Abigail Betts | Hotel Valley Ho

  • "I have been to a myriad of career specific conferences. The EMA, without a doubt, is one of the most engaging, educational, and fun conferences I've attended. Thank you EMA!"

    Lindsey Elkin | Wikia

  • "The EMA was the best show I have ever attended. It was outstanding from beginning to end!"

    Julie Batts | Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection