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01/05/11
The Spring 2011 Platinum Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA) Hits the Las Vegas Strip
Substance and Sizzle Will Come Together at Elite Meetings' EMA, May 1-3, 2011. PCMA's Deborah Sexton to Deliver Keynote Address.
SANTA BARBARA, CA - January 5, 2011 - Elite Meetings International (EMI) announced that its Spring 2011 Platinum Elite Meetings Alliance will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, May 1-3, 2011. The EMA will bring together top luxury hotels and meeting professionals from around the country to do deals, sample cutting-edge new technologies - including EMI's SpeedRFPTM and FaceTimeTM Appointment Scheduler, and experience the most exciting new resort on the Strip. Deborah Sexton, President and CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association (PMCA) and the PCMA Education Foundation, will deliver the event's keynote address on Monday, May 2nd.

"We are thrilled that the Spring 2011 Platinum EMA will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas," said Kelly Foy, Chief Executive Officer of Elite Meetings. He concluded, "We look forward to welcoming Elite Platinum hotels, some of the top meeting professionals in the industry, and Deborah Sexton, who will deliver unique insights into the future of our industry. This EMA will combine substance and sizzle as never before!"

The EMA is a three-day event that brings together prequalified corporate and association meeting professionals with leaders in the luxury hotel industry. It features hundreds of prescheduled one-on-one meetings arranged via EMI's FaceTimeTM Appointment Scheduler, continuing education sessions for CMP credit, and unique networking opportunities.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a new 2,995-room casino-resort in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, welcomed its first guests on December 15, 2010. Comprised of two 50-story towers across 8.7 acres of land, The Cosmopolitan features oversized residential style living space and expansive one-of-a-kind private terraces. The resort offers close to 700,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space, making it an ideal venue for meetings, conventions and events.


About the Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA)
The EMA is a three-day, invitation-only event that brings together prequalified corporate and association meeting professionals with leaders in the luxury hotel industry to cultivate relationships and build business. Featured are private, personalized business development meetings, continuing education breakout sessions for CMP credit, and unique networking activities.

For more information on the EMA, contact EMATeam@EliteMeetings.com or call (805) 879-4485.

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, 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. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include FaceTimeTM Appointment Scheduler (www.FaceTimeScheduler.com) a sought after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFPTM (www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.