Our Partners make a huge difference to SPIN.
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.
Please email Catherine Jensen, firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor or advertise with SPIN today.
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Miami and Beaches uniquely combine cosmopolitan meeting atmosphere with tropical ambiance!
Over 55,000 hotel rooms throughout culturally rich Miami. Miami Beach Convention Center re-opened.
Miami meetings = attendance building!
Kathy Semmes, CASE, Director, Regional Sales | (O)7038366123 or (M)7036084771
Kimpton EPIC Miami
Kimpton EPIC Hotel is arguably one of the only hotels in downtown Miami that artfully blends urbane sophistication with a playful lifestyle spirit. We’re a global destination where leisure and business intersect with tropical perfection. As one of the trendiest boutique hotels, in Miami, you can surround yourself with the Magic City’s shimmering lights from your private balcony (every guest room and suite has one). Splash into two rooftop pools. Enjoy locally sourced global cuisine at two restaurants, then crafted cocktails at our outdoor pool bar. Take a breath (or work up a sweat) at exhale spa. It’s all here for you. Oh, and a friendly note from us to you: Don't neglect the sunscreen. There's a reason it was invented here. As hotels in downtown Miami go, Kimpton EPIC is designed to provide you with a luxurious, relaxing stay.
Eric Jellson, Area Director of Marketing and Strategy - 305.967.7331
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
Nestled within 22 acres of soaring Monterey Pines, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course is a destination hotel providing the quintessential Monterey experience. The Hotel boasts, 550 guestrooms including 32 suites, President’s house, TusCA Restaurant, Knuckles Sports Bar, Fireplace Lounge, Spa, a 3,000 square foot fitness facility, tennis courts, two outdoor pools and whirlpools.
Centered on the beautiful coastline, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa captures an atmosphere of energy and inspiration and has become a favored destination for corporate meetings, business retreats, training sessions and conferences, featuring 40,000 square feet of space. From vast ballrooms to intimate boardrooms and every room in between, including an expansive Grand Ballroom, breakout rooms and the outdoor Garden Terrace, our conference center can be set up in just about any configuration to satisfy your requirements.
Heidi Bettencourt, Director of Sales & Marketing, 831-657-6570
Hyatt Regency Monterey Sales, email@example.com
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Experience the mysterious underwater world of the Monterey Bay Aquarium for your next venue accommodating anywhere from 20 - 3,000 guests. Transforming from a world-renowned attraction into an intimate setting for unique event experiences, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is perfect for black-tie galas, corporate evening affairs and everything in between. Hosting an event at the Aquarium delivers an unforgettable experience as unique and remarkable as the Aquarium itself.
Dine near mysterious and mesmerizing exhibits. Awe-inspiring views overlooking Monterey Bay and amazing animals are just a few things that make our venue unique. Our culinary team brings a creative, inspired and sustainable cooking philosophy to every dish, focusing on fresh, local and in-season ingredients. Our full-service event planners can design an evening filled with wonder and surprise.
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
Christine Russo-Robertson, National Sales Manager, Events - P 831-648-4916 M 831-915-9760
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Monterey is an extraordinary setting for impactful meetings. The area’s distinctive beauty and scenic wonders inspire the mind and invigorate the soul. It’s the perfect place for new thinking and break out ideas. Your attendees will talk about their experience for years to come.
With so many incredible spaces and memorable places, the imagination is the only limit when it comes to venues and accommodations for any group size or budget. Monterey’s diversity of options set the stage for creativity and success. Our team can provide local expertise, complimentary planning services and attendance building tools. Come meet in Monterey!
Aileen Laracuente, Regional Sales Executive - (831) 657-6430
Mark McMinn, Vice President - (831) 657-6414
AFR Furniture Rentals
AFR Furniture Rental provides ideal solutions for virtually any trade show or event, delivering the most exceptional furniture and accessory rentals from coast to coast. Our creativity and top-level service make us a go-to resource that trade show and event professionals consistently rely upon.
Immerse yourself in AFR’s versatile collections in styles ranging from traditional to ultra-modern. We define a distinctive customer experience time and time again with our extensive inventory of stylish products and demonstrated reputation for excellent service. With 22 strategic locations across the United States, there is always an AFR solution.
Leigh E. Tidwell, CSEP, Southeast Regional Sales Manager - 972-400-4233
Alaska: One Destination… Unlimited Possibilities!
Alaska’s premier DMC since 1994, Alaska Destination Specialists is the only company in the state of Alaska to be awarded both a SITE Crystal Award and an ILEA Gala Award for excellence in incentives. We work state wide, as well as in Seattle, Vancouver BC and Banff.
Our programs are customized to each group’s individual needs, desires and budget. Please call or email us and tell us about you, your company and your prospective program. We look forward to the opportunity!
Char McClelland, President - 907 276-5504
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring the 300-room Hotel Alyeska. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska is also a premier meeting location and perfect for destination weddings.
Cierra Hahn, Senior Sales Manager - 907-754-2208
Visit Anchorage, Alaska
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.
Shelli Stanton, Convention Sales Manager | 907.257.4118
innoVia is a global provider of live meeting and event production, creative services, and on-site management. Our customer-centric philosophy is grounded in empathy for our clients' visions, which allows us to transform their ideas into dynamic event experiences.
We strategically partner with leading meeting management companies and support some of the world’s busiest corporate event departments. innoVia’s compassionate team reliably delivers consistent work and cost-effective strategies to every event.
Michael Ruocco, CMM, President - 469-802-6696
Cabarrus County, NC
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!
Garrett Wood, Sales Manager | 704.456.7970
Live Nation Special Events
Our mission is to create extraordinary Special Event experiences while providing seamless event execution within our 100+ U.S. venue portfolio. Accommodating 20-20,000 guests, our unique spaces are the perfect location to host your corporate event, private concert, reception or business meeting. With access to the world’s greatest musical entertainment, full service event production, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, custom menus and mixology – Live Nation’s unique venues will exceed expectations of even the most discerning guest.
Barbara Bouman, VP of National Sales - O) 310.360.3077 | C) 602.317.4799
SmartSource AV and Computer Rentals
The Trusted Experts in Technology Solutions for Businesses & Events, SmartSource® offers a complete range of AV, IT & technology rentals and solutions. We deliver peace of mind, every time.
Chad Frank, Vice President Sales | 979-693-2687
Wildly Different delivers unique corporate team building events across the country. With event offerings including charitable (CSR) programs, custom high-tech events, networking activities, and more – they deliver everything from A to WILD. #PlayOutsideTheCubicle
McKenzie Kaufeld Counts, CMP, Manager of Making it Happen, 321-800-2603
Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau
When it comes to planning your next meeting, special event or sporting event, you have lots of options, but none quite as easy, affordable and fun as Boise. And as a professional, you'll appreciate Boise's commitment to ensuring your success -- whether you measure it in terms of attendance, ROI, or the smiles on participants' faces.
Terry Kopp, Director of Sales, 208.472.5208
Cox Convention Center
Tulsa’s Cox Business Convention Center is an SMG-managed and IAVM Venue Excellence Award-winning facility featuring Oklahoma’s largest ballroom (over 40,000 sf) and over 275,000sf of rentable space.
Jennifer Thornton, Director of Sales | 918.894.4257
The DMC Network
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 100 destinations across the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe.
Cindy M. Hartner, CSEP, Director of Global Sales| 214.552.0528
Fargo is different and you’ll know it the minute you arrive and a herd of 210,000 people welcome you! Come and experience something cooler. Because Fargo’s north. North of normal.
Mallari Ackerman, Director of Sales| 701.365.4562
Visit Fredricksburg, TX
Visit Fredericksburg‚ where Texan hospitality and German traditions thrive. We're up for everything — fun, golf, food, wineries and serious business. Be sure to schedule time for strolls along our historic Main Street, alive with shops, galleries, restaurants and music. And our excellent hotels, inns, B&Bs and meeting places are as charming as our town itself. • Over 1,100 hotel/motel rooms • More than 1,200 B&Bs, guesthouses, guest ranches and inns • Unique conference facilities • 100+ restaurants and more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms • Some of the best one-of-a-kind shopping anywhere • Central Texas location • 1 hour from San Antonio's & Austin's International Airports.
Konnie Patke, Director of Group Sales | 830.997.6523
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
Kalahari Resorts offers premier destinations in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and coming in 2020 Texas. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions has put everything you need — first-class service, up to 1,000 guest rooms, premium dining, customizable meeting spaces, spa treatments, plus a whole lot more — all under one roof.
Tifani Jones, Corporate Director of Sales | 608.254.3205
Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Rethink your next meeting destination…
Experience picturesque Lake Erie in Ohio at this year-round destination. Lake Erie Shores & Islands boasts over 615,000 sq.ft. of meeting space and 8,000 hotel rooms; home to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions with over 215,000 sq.ft. of convention space. The region offers stunning scenery as well as numerous entertainment options in and around Sandusky, Ohio. Opportunities include Cedar Point, cruises to Put-In-Bay, golf, wineries, and fishing! Take advantage of our $5,000 incentive program.
Amanda Smith Rasnick, CMP, Director of Group Sales - 419.625.2175
Minneapolis Northwest Tourism
The Minneapolis Northwest area features a variety of versatile meeting venues and 3,000+ comfortable guest rooms, as well as beautiful parks, unique attractions, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and convenient access to downtown Minneapolis. Contact Minneapolis Northwest Tourism for more information.
Megan Diaz, Director of Business Development | 763-252-1420
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is one of the largest convention facilities on the East Coast, capable of accommodating 80 percent of the country’s trade shows and conventions. It also anchors of one of the country’s most beloved tourist destinations, offering a variety of flexible, open spaces for exhibitions, galas, and meetings just a quick stroll from the beach. In recent years, the MBCC has made a number of improvements and upgrades, including a complete floor-to-ceiling overhaul of the 17,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom and upgrading the bandwidth for faster connectivity.
Rita Harrell, CEM, Sales Manager - 843-918-1240
Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages more than 40 properties in 24 cities across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. Comprising of 2 brands: Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL we look forward to welcoming you to our cities.
Alice Cota, Director of Global Sales – North America | 415-732-5818
Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB) promotes the Peoria region as a destination that features big city amenities with small town charm. We are pleased to offer prospective conventions and meeting planners not only 900,000 sq. ft of convention center space, but a variety of services including, but not limited to, registration and housing assistance, 4,500 hotel rooms, area services and information, press releases and media information, group dining and entertainment options. As a membership-based Destination Marketing organization, we also help promote local member businesses and services through a number of mediums including our annual Peoria Area Experience Guide, multiple social media outlets and www.enjoypeoria.com.
Joni Staley, Director of Sales | 309.282.3280 peoria.org
Visit Plano, TX
Enjoy our high-spirited day and nightlife! Plano is just north of downtown Dallas, with 2200+ flights daily thru DFW International and Love Field airports. Full service hotels all have walkable restaurants, several located within vibrant dining/nightlife/shopping entertainment districts, including the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West within Legacy West where a European-style food hall opens soon. 50 hotels, 5,800+ guest rooms, 360,000+ sq. ft. of meeting space, 800+ restaurants, 75 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!
Karen Fogle, Sales Manager | 972.989.6284
www.visitplano.comVisit Plano, TX
Q Center isn’t just a conference center; it’s an experience. Hosting a perfect blend of service, accommodations and technology, Q Center offers a distraction-free environment promoting learning, collaboration and innovation.
Kate Chahmirzadi, Sales Manager | 630-444-4259
San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB is a full-service Bureau. We assist with convention site selection, official area visitor guides and maps, site inspection arrangements, local supplier contact information, suggestions on things to do and see in the area, and photographs. We have full-time staff dedicated to making your meeting, production, or visit, perfect.
Teipo Brown Jr., Senior Sales Manager - 650.348.7600/800.288.4748
Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is the official tourism marketing entity and primary provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is the top industry. VSC meets the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, fiscal management and ethical principles. You will find services and settings to meet your every need, culinary delights and a vibrant arts scene.
Amanda Walker, Meeting Sales Manager - 941-955-0991 ext. 117
Visit Greater St. Cloud
At Visit Greater St. Cloud, we are passionate about providing unique and easy solutions to meet your conference needs. To help make your next event successful, contact us today!
Nikki Fisher, C.F.E.M., Convention and Meetings Sales Manager - 320-202-6712
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
St. Petersburg/Clearwater is a paradise of beautiful beaches, year ‘round sunshine and perfect temperatures located on Florida’s West Coast. Our destination is home to America’s Most Award-Winning Beaches. We offer outstanding meeting facilities with deluxe accommodations, exceptional event opportunities, and unique attractions. Our destination is an easy 30 minutes to both St. Pete/Clearwater and Tampa International Airports. We have an inventory of over 50 Meeting Hotels with over 10,000 sleeping rooms and 500,000 square feet of meeting space. Our CVB offers a variety of complimentary services, promotional assistance, and is your destination expert on planning the perfect meeting.
Liz Dane, Regional Director - 202-223-1599
Tempe, Arizona is located just four miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the heart of the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area. With a variety of meeting spaces, local eateries and things to do, Tempe is an excellent choice for Arizona group travel. Tempe’s location makes it easy for meeting planners who want to boost attendance at their next event, while minimizing transportation planning hassles, headaches and costs.
Matt Connelly, National Sales Manager | 480-305-1375
The Don CeSar Hotel
Dramatically perched atop wind-swept dunes with expansive views of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and St. Pete Beach in every direction, The Don CeSar is the epitome of old-world glamour and sophistication. Relax in one of 277 contemporary rooms, including 36 suites. Lounge in one of the two outdoor, heated pools. Sip and Savor at one of our 6 restaurants and lounges. Transform in our 11,000 sq. foot Spa Oceana. Celebrate your meeting or special event in over 38,000 sq. feet of elegant indoor and outdoor venue spaces. The Don has it all. The only thing missing is you!
Todd Gehrke, Director of Sales and Marketing - 727-363-5080
Don CeSar Sales, 727-360-1881
Our Service Partners
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
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