SPIN's Partners are organizations that care about our mission and vision. They have a vested interest in helping us achieve that mission and vision, while also working with SPIN to further develop relationships with senior-planners. SPIN works with its partners to support and educate the industry's most experienced planners.
To learn more about any of our partners, click on the category below.
Historic Grapevine, Texas, centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, is a go-to destination when planning a trip to or meeting in North Texas! Step back in time in Historic Downtown Grapevine with its collection of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Enjoy fantastic hotels and resorts, great attractions for the entire family, fabulous shopping opportunities, outstanding dining at over 200 restaurants, Winery Tasting Rooms, a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, award-winning festivals and events and much more. Grapevine has something for everyone. Brady Closson, Managing Director of Sales & Marketing - 817-410-3559 grapevinetexasusa.com
Contact our Sales Team for personalized help in planning your meeting and finding the right special offer to fit your event! Stacy Copeland, Regional Director of Sales - 925-791-5282 www.sunny.org
Koncept Events is an award-winning DMC, Meeting Planning and Brand Marketing agency headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. With an ancillary office in San Diego, CA, we provide planning services throughout the US, Mexico and Caribbean.
Breathe in the ocean air and feel the sun on your skin at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, located on our own quarter-mile of private beach in Fort Lauderdale. Our guest rooms, lobby, and 3030 Ocean restaurant are newly redesigned to give you the most modern and luxurious stay possible. Here groups can gather across 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space that sets the stage for unforgettable events. With close proximity to the airport and popular attractions like Las Olas Blvd, the location can’t be beat. Our expansive, full-service spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, private spa pool and fitness center with unbeatable ocean views. Experience fresh and innovative cuisine at three on-site restaurants, dive into our tropical lagoon pool, taste handcrafted cocktails under swaying palm trees, or feel the wind and splash of the ocean with a variety of water sports. Experience firsthand what sets this resort apart from the rest. Welcome to your senses. - Peggy Ford, Senior Sales Executive - (954) 668-1333
A meeting in Branson is about being together. Being inspired together. Working hard together. Here you’ll find a modern convention center, unique hotels and resorts, well thought-out meeting spaces and a plethora of recreation and entertainment.
We’ve been preparing to host your meeting for years. A modern city on the edge of a spectacular natural playground, Vancouver offers easy access, first-class hotels, a wide range of supplier and venue options, and outstanding facilities. From bid assistance to your farewell gala, and each step in between, Tourism Vancouver's team is committed to delivering the best in service and support so your group can experience a meeting destination unlike any other.
Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city’s only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard – the Riverside Hotel. This is where Old Florida charm meets warm, personalized service. Unwind in a comfortable room adorned with Old-Florida design or settle into a suite in the executive tower, where spectacular city or river views await.
Our spectacular location is perhaps the main reason why our guests keep coming back. Tucked along the vibrant Las Olas Boulevard, you’ll be moments away from boutique shops, world-class art galleries, soft-sand beaches and other amazing attractions. Plus, the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is only four miles away. Rita Lopez, Senior Group Sales Manager - 954-377-0955
20 miles west of downtown Chicago, DuPage County offers nearly 2 million square feet of combined meeting space and over 16,000 guest rooms at 100+ convention hotels and golf resorts, all with free parking. Nearby O’Hare and Midway Airports offer the advantages of first-tier city airports, while several major expressways and a well-developed transit system allow for easy access throughout Chicagoland. Come and discover the convenience, accessibility and value of Chicago’s western suburbs.
At Great Wolf Lodge, we begin by building the most responsive teams in the industry at our 14 convenient locations across North America. Add to that, configurable meeting space, fully integrated audiovisual and separate conference center entrances with satellite check-in. The result – your meeting will be Great.
IMEX Group runs two international trade shows – IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America – one-stop shops for planners of worldwide meetings, events and incentive travel. Both are committed to providing outstanding business, networking and education opportunities for exhibitors and buyers. Telephone: +44 1273 227311 Email: email@example.com imexexhibitions.com
innoVia, a global provider of Innovative Event Technology & Production Services is the "Go To" vendor for some of the worlds busiest corporate event departments and is a trusted strategic partner for several leading meetings management companies. We support our customer's ambitions by seemlessly meshing with their culture to provide premier service at cost effective prices. Clients value our remarkable consistency and the ease of doing business with us.
We enable groups and hotels to transact business more effectively. Groups360 empowers planners to find the best hotels for their needs by using our proprietary group search engine, GroupSync, powered by an algorithm which takes into consideration important preferences and priorities from planners such as hotel cost, flight availability, weather, hotel amenities, travel distance, and hotel revenue management practices. Planners can buy with confidence, assured they are booking the right hotel for the right price. Stephanie Brouillette - 972.849.5696 Groups360.com
Great images tell great stories. What story are you telling? Photography is an essential form of communication in the world today (just think social media!). Images from your event should be able to tell an accurate story, and invoke the true feeling and spirit of your event. Josh Power Photography can capture those moments, feelings, and emotions for everyone involved in your event. Whatever the event. Whatever the location. Let me tell your story.
Discover Little Rock—perfect for meetings and conventions! Home to two convention centers, located within vibrant, pedestrian-friendly River Market’s entertainment district featuring great restaurants, shops, nightclubs, craft breweries, world-class Clinton Presidential Library, minor league baseball, World War II submarine, museums, Segway and bicycle tours—along scenic Arkansas River’s landscaped banks, connected by electric streetcars... Centrally located and easily accessed! Host your next convention in Little Rock where “Meetings are better with a Southern accent!”
Memorable Events, Meetings and Incentives begin with an unforgettable venue.
Royal Caribbean International, the leader in cruise ship innovation delivers an incredible value, ease of planning and a unique and memorable experience. We offer a variety of products for a variety of business objectives. Think outside the ballroom and consider planning your next event at sea. Click Here to view a Planning Guide.
Lori Cassidy, Associate Vice President | Global Corporate, Incentive & Charter Sales - (305) 982.2172
The Arlington CVB is the official destination marketing organization for the Arlington, Texas. Our mission is to build and market Arlington as a premier destination for meetings, events and leisure travelers. Ellen Brown - 817.704.7571 arlington.org
Aspen is a bucket-list destination for meetings and incentives, with outdoor adventure, world-class dining, shopping and culture all concentrated within a quaint town set against a stunning mountain backdrop. With a diverse selection of venues, ranging from historical to modern and affordable to luxurious; easy access through the Aspen Airport, located only three miles from downtown Aspen; and a forecast of sunshine 300 days a year, Aspen is an incomparable destination where meetings and events defy ordinary. Sarah Reynolds - 970-920-7185 aspenchamber.org
Bismarck-Mandan ND - we’re a fresh array of activities, historic places and modern hospitality. Banking the Missouri River, our cities are a colorful, unique and hospitable meeting site for your group.
Bowling Green, Ky. is home to The National Corvette Museum, The GM Assembly Plant, Lost River Cave, L & N Train Depot, and Mammoth Cave National Park. Located 45 minutes north of Nashville, TN. Bowling Green is “Geared for Fun!”
IT’S A NEW DAY IN BUFFALO. We’ve built new hotels, restored our historic architecture, opened innovative restaurants, started craft breweries, created exciting tours and revitalized our waterfront. AND NOW WE’RE READY FOR COMPANY. When thinking about your future meeting needs, we hope you will consider Buffalo!
Known as “Where Racing Lives” Cabarrus County, North Carolina is home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Race Shops, historic downtowns, and the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas! John Poole - 704-456-7968 VisitCabarrus.com
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce/CVB is a free resource for all of your planning needs. Cape Cod boasts 559 miles of coastline, 15 distinctive towns, discriminating meeting facilities, accommodations and dining venues. Professional meeting assistance, along with superior ambience are sure to make your meeting exceptional! Patti Lloyd, CTIS, CIS - 508-362-9351 capecodmeetings.com
The most exclusive resort destination in the Caribbean—Casa de Campo Resort and Villas is a stunning 7,000-acre hotel, resort, and residential community in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Vielka Deguidi - 305-856-7083 casadecampo.com.do
Creative Technology (CT) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment and technical support for corporate events, trade shows, meetings and special events. Our events staging services bring together advice, support and equipment of the highest quality, providing everything from large screen displays to content delivery systems.
Warm hospitality, unique properties, venues, exciting activities, attractions, and unparalleled natural beauty make Newport, RI the destination for an enjoyable and successful meeting / corporate event. Tim Walsh - 401.845.9132 DiscoverNewport.org
We’re there for you! The DMC Network offers you a single access point to the only fully member-owned community of award-winning DMCs operating in over 75 destinations in North America.
Grand Rapids, Michigan – Lonely Planet’s #1 U.S. travel destination for 2014 and Groupon’s #1 Place to visit in 2015 – offers such amenities as a top-five world airport by size, downtown skywalks and trademarked support services.
Midtown Atlanta is the epicenter of innovation, where Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is technology-centric and easily accessible to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport and convenient to a host of venues. Vicki Galindo - 404-800-5450 gatechhotel.com
Innovative restaurants, a vibrant arts scene, and beautifully preserved historic architecture make Providence, RI a destination for inspiration. The Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex is located in the heart of Providence’s downtown, just 10 minutes from T.F. Green Airport in nearby Warwick. Visit GoProvidence.com to plan your next meeting in Providence and Warwick, RI.
The Minneapolis Northwest area offers many distinctive and versatile meeting venues with more than 2,200 comfortable guest rooms. Call the "AREA EXPERTS" at Minneapolis Northwest CVB for more information.
Fabulous people, big city amenities and small town feel. Over 4,000 hotel rooms and over 130,000 sq. ft. of meeting space downtown alone, we are ready for YOU! Joni Staley- 309.282.3280 peoria.org
A UNESCO World Heritage city, Québec City offers a mix of Europe and North-America, exciting urban experience, state-of-the-art facilities, fine cuisine, culture, attractions, and outdoors activities close-by.
A number of Fortune 500 companies like Apple and Tesla have come to town. With Reno’s economic growth, expanding air service, hotel development, award-winning craft breweries and eateries, entertainment options and immediate access to Lake Tahoe, it’s no wonder.
Sonoma County is just 45 minutes north of San Francisco. This first-class meeting destination features more than 400 wineries, 18 golf courses, 40 spas and miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. Get $4,000 for your next meeting – ask us how! Barbara Quigley - 707-522-5800 www.sonomacounty.com
Valley Forge & Montgomery County, Pa., offers a perfect setting for your convention, meeting, trade show, sports or social event. The easily accessible area offers affordability, flexible facilities, and convenient location.
When you choose St. Cloud, you’ve chosen variety, excitement, value and service. With numerous unique attractions, a buzzing downtown within walking distance of meeting facilities, and a service staff that thrives on exceeding expectations, we make it easy to plan your next event in St. Cloud. Rachel Thompson - 320-202-6728 www.visitstcloud.com
Anchorage, Alaska - With two convention centers, 8,000 hotel rooms. no sales tax and endless Alaska experiences, delegates will enjoy meeting in one of America's ten best cities.
Bellevue, Washington offers a vibrant fusion of welcoming hotels, world-class shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, arts and culture located just 10 miles east of Seattle, 17 miles from SeaTac Airport and surrounded by magnificent natural beauty and outdoor spaces. Visitors love how safe and clean Bellevue is with its compact city center.
Within its 50 square miles, Newport Beach is a city comprised of appealing opposites. Regarded as fashionable and affluent it is also remarkably casual and affordable. A range of resort, hotel and unique venues combine to provide groups, meetings and events one of the most-diverse and well-situated destinations in Southern California. And best of all, the destination’s charming history, outdoor and nature diversions, retail and dining options abound and assure that there is no shortage of activities and things for people to see and do. Lori Hoy - 949-719-6100 www.visitnewportbeach.com
Visit Plano - Enjoy our high-spirited day and nightlife! Plano is just north of downtown Dallas, with 2000+ flights daily thru DFW International and Love Field airports. Full service hotels all have walkable restaurants, some are located within vibrant dining/nightlife/entertainment districts, including the Renaissance Legacy West opening spring 2017. 43 hotels, 5,600+ guest rooms, 350,000+ sq. ft. of meeting space, 700+ restaurants, 70 shopping areas, a newly renovated conference center and more expansion on the way. Connect with Visit Plano for customized services, goods and incentives. People connect here!
ConventionPlanit.com is a registry-free and commission-free search engine for meeting professionals. Planners can search for destinations, hotels, meeting facilities, special event venues, and service providers. Additional resources including links to industry organizations and trade press, news updates, and an industry blog are provided.
Katherine Markham - Principal & Co-Founder - 866-922-8988
Event Industry Marketing by BeatCreative works with event-related businesses to voice their creativity through social media and marketing, specializing in blogging, web design, campaign development, event marketing and more.
Event planners are awesome! When we are not planning events, we take special pride in helping other planners harness the power of event technology. With so much planning and detail that goes into creating amazing events, many planners just do not have the time needed to stay up to date on the newest and most innovative event technology. With the knowledge of what event planners need, and the ability to speak the language of both event planner and event technologist, we can play a vital role in helping you create or transform your event into a seamless experience that is beneficial to all stakeholders. Josh Power, Co-Founder - (757) 876-3882 powereventgroup.com
Travel Service Partners
Whether your organization has to reduce the size of its annual meeting or cancel a conference completely, chances are, there is a hotel room contract that makes the organization liable for paying a downsizing fee, which is commonly referred to as attrition. Roomer is an online marketplace that allows meeting and event planners to sell previously paid for, unused hotel rooms from group reservations. Never let hotel penalties eat away at your organization's budget ever again. Avoid getting hit with charges laid out in the hotel cancellation policy by selling the group rooms on Roomer with the strategies outlined in our website.