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01/24/14
Elite Meetings International Partners with U.K.—Based Executive Secretary Magazine
Santa Barbara, Calif.: January 24, 2014—Elite Meetings International (EMI) announced its partnership with Executive Secretary magazine, a publication devoted to the career development of administrative professionals. Based in Twickenham, United Kingdom, the publication enjoys broad distribution among management assistants throughout Europe and beyond. Along with introducing EMI's venue-sourcing tools to Executive Secretary magazine's readers, the partnership agreement offers opportunities for EMI contribute to the magazine and participate in Executive Secretary LIVE, the publication's annual educational event, which will take place in London from March 28-30, 2014.

Executive Secretary magazine's publisher and editor, Lucy Brazier, said, "We're delighted to partner with Elite Meetings International. Sourcing venues for events has long been a fundamental part of the executive assistant's role. EMI's venue sourcing technology supports the needs of the modern-day assistant. Their commitment to supporting the profession through intuitive tools, guidance, and their exceptional Elite Meetings Alliance conferences made them an ideal company for us to partner with."

The partnership signifies a win-win for all involved, according to Alda Egurrola-Wienke, EMI's regional director for Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. "One of our core company values has always been to support and streamline the task of planning meetings," she said. "The SpeedRFP tool available on EliteMeetings.com, together with prescreened hotels independently certified by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board, will be a real time saver for hard-working administrative professionals."

The partnership also dovetails with this year's commemoration of the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant (IYOTSA), an initiative that Executive Secretary magazine proudly supports.

About Elite Meetings International, Inc.
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs, and face-to-face business-building events. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.

About Executive Secretary:
Executive Secretary is an essential training resource that enables senior and aspiring administrative professionals to develop both the knowledge and skills they need to be the best they can be. The publication contains no advertising - just 48 pages of training every issue. Some of the world's most inspiring trainers of administrative professionals provide innovative, authoritative and cutting-edge business insight for the magazine. By sharing invaluable information, ideas and advice, Executive Secretary has become a vital resource that empowers all those in the profession to succeed, while maximising their contribution to their manager, team and organization. For more information see www.executivesecretary.com.