Successful Meetings University Testimonials

Colorado - Successful Meetings University
“I am excited to now consider this destination for an upcoming event for our company. It was great!” - VP Marketing & Communications, Coverall Cleaning Concepts

“Confirmed my beliefs that Colorado would be a great destination for the American School Health Association. Really appreciated the opportunity to meet the many suppliers and to network with other planners about the pluses of meeting in Colorado.” - Meeting Planner, American School Health Association

California - Successful Meetings University
“Really opened my mind to what Long Beach can offer. The city has changed so much in the past 5 years. Great job.” - Business Development and Programs Coordinator, Latham & Watkins LLP

“It made me more likely to bring meetings to Long Beach” - Director of Events, California Trucking Association.

“Reconfirmed what a great destination. Long Beach will now be on our radar” - Vice President 21st Century Group

“I loved Long Beach and never really considered it a meeting destination. But the ease of travel and location have certainly changed my mind.” – President, Square One Meeting Planning . . . "I found the California Marketplace to be extremely beneficial. Within one week of my return, I had contracted a meeting for this year at the hotel that hosted me. I had not visited Long Beach prior to the Successful Meetings University -- and had really never thought of it as a meeting destination. Now it's an easy sell to my clients. Looking forward to the next Successful Meetings University event."

“It was great - I think Long Beach is a wonderful area to host meetings. It has changed a lot since I was there many years ago.” - Seminar Planning Manager, National Technology Transfer

Hawaii - Successful Meetings University
"I've always wanted to use Hawaii as a destination for meetings. My obstacle has been trying to convince Management that it's not just a vacation destination; this Marketplace has given me more information to work with and contacts; I can now put something together that will help management consider Hawaii in the future as a meeting place. There are many great properties to choose from with great meeting space." - Corporate Meeting Planner, Custom Building Products

"I was able to see that the amount of time it might take to get there is DEFINITELY worth it. Also, showed me that things are readily accessible and the cost of things to buy really wasn't near as expensive as I had heard or read about. "- National Account Manager, Conferon Global Services, Inc.

"It provided me with hotel/resort options I was not aware of. Very informative. I enjoyed the interaction with both the suppliers and attendees." - Event Coordinator, Plumbing & Mechanical

Caribbean - Successful Meetings University
"There is so much to offer. Each host went over and above to showcase what they are capable of and I came away with the assurance that they will deliver. It was amazing and I hope to use this as an incentive."- Meeting Planner, CNA Insurance Company

“The Marketplace gave me a better overall view of the activities and available at the destination....I had no idea about the rain forest! This is an excellent selling point in today's 'green' focused meetings!” – President, Event Planners Plus!

“It was very educational and great to see/experience multiple hotels.” - Account Manager, Stratus Performance Group, LLC

“I had some negative perceptions to overcome and that was accomplished.” - Marketing Coordinator, Appert's Foodservice

International - Successful Meetings University
“One on One's were great, I visited with everyone I possibly could. It was nice to have time to visit with these reps and hear about what they have to offer my clients. Even if these vendors were not in the original scope of what my clients were looking for I feel I can advise them to rethink that because of what I have learned.” – President, Events Management Inc.