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Sept 25-27, 2016

Paradisus
Playa del Carmen

Quintana Roo, Mexico

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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?

PLANNERS:

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.

HOTELIERS: Interested in participating? Please contact the Sales Team at sales@cvent.com or 855-474-3035

Top Reasons to Attend the EMA:

  • Efficiency

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

  • Learn

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

  • Career Growth

    Connect with peers and hospitality experts

Upcoming

Nov 6-8, 2016

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Huntington Beach, CA

Upcoming

Q1 2017

Location to be announced

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Q3 2017

Location to be announced

What actual past attendees are saying:

  • "I am able to meet with fifteen to twenty suppliers over the course of a couple of days. I have seen, and since hired speakers that have participated in the program. I have booked hotels and vendors, all due to a couple of productive days at the EMA conferences. I highly recommend these events for other planners."

    Kelly Longstreth | Exact

  • "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

  • "Every time I baord a plane for an Elite Meetings Alliance I think to myself, "There's no way they can outdo the last one." But they always do, with finesse! This was my sixth Alliance and it was a wonderful experience. Now you know why I recommend it to all the planners and hoteliers that I meet."

    Steven King | Oxford Club

  • "Thank you for a great event. This was my first experience with the meeting and I found all aspects of the conference to be well thought out and executed. Beginning with registration and pre-conference communication, you all provided timely and complete information. The program was well designed, professionally done - and - most importantly - I was able to connect with a high volume of quality planners who do have programs they would bring to our property."

    Doug Sheeran | Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

  • "This was my first EliteMeetings event I have attended and it was worth every minute. I consider knowledge and keeping up-to-date on industry trends essential and attending this event was instrumental in understanding different assets available to me that I was previously not aware of. The speakers were phenomenal and thought provoking. Engaging with other attendees and speaking with them on how they conduct meetings was very useful. I believed so much in the power of this knowledge that I took 3 vacation days to attend this event because I knew it would be that beneficial. No regrets at all!"

    Patricia Vanegas | Blue Ridge Partners

  • "This is my third time attending the Elite Meetings Alliance and I will continue to praise the team for their excellent work in providing the required assistance to the suppliers and doing a proper job in screening attending planners. Truly worthwhile to attend!"

    Maridol Ortiz-Perez | Casa de Campo

  • "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

  • "Each EMA I attended was filled with such relevant information to ensure that I am positioned to do my job better. Not only have I been excited to attend the education sessions, which your team makes so relevant and interesting and truly the best in class, but I also think of Elite Meetings each and every time I put on my Maui Jim sunglasses! The opportunity to network with vendors and other planners in invaluable. The relationships made at these events continue to be utilized even years after attendance."

    Kathy Spencer | Prosci

  • "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

  • "This was my first Elite Meetings event I have attended and it was worth every minute. I consider knowledge and keeping up-to-date on industry trends essential and attending this event was instrumental in understanding different assets available to me that I was previously not aware of."

    Alicia Law | Boston Scientific Neuromodulation

  • "This was an incredible meeting! I was impressed with the amount of quality time we had to network and build relationships with the planners. I am confident that Playa Largo Resort & Spa will benefit greatly from attending. Thank you EMA!"

    Jennifer Taylor | Playa Largo Resort & Spa

  • "The Elite Meetings Alliance was one of the best conferences for meeting and event planners. It was very well run and they maximize your time out of office by providing educational sessions, supplier meetings and networing with other planners."

    Heidi Winston | Wedbush Securities

  • "The Elite Meetings team runs a first-rate event. I have consistently found at least two to three planners at each event that have potential business for my hotel and I appreciate seeing new faces at each event."

    Mark Skjervheim | Vdara

  • "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

  • "It was a wonderful experience and I am glad to have been a part of it. I felt I made many valuable connections and, of course, new friends from all over!"

    Jackie Alcantara | Cavallo Point - The Lodge at Golden Gate