Our Partners: Like Birds of a Feather

Collaboration can take events to new heights. Over the years we've cultivated a community of experienced meeting planners who have entrusted us with everything from mobile app development to moderating virtual meetings to selecting the appropriate event platform.

Whether your event needs a higher level strategic direction or greater efficiency, we’ll recommend one of our independent planners to partner with us and help you achieve the success you deserve.


Jane Davis

Esteemed Hospitality Solutions

Core Skills: Site selection (from small country inns and vineyards to hotels of distinction), sales support and prospecting, sales and marketing (includes messaging, collateral, growing customer loyalty)


Rebecca Takemoto

Syncopate Meetings & Events

Core Skills: Strategic planning (organization & event specific), site selection, contracting, logistics management, event production, vendor management, registration processes, and event websites

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Leslie Howard

Crisp Meetings & Events

Core Skills: CMP, Site selection, contracts, logistics management & on-site operations, housing & registration, trade show & exhibits management, virtual event production, group & incentive travel

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Barbara J. Hutchison


Core Skills: CMP, customer service, strategic planning, hybrid planning and management, logistics, production, speaker management, site selection and contracting, board meetings

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Melissa Benowitz

MRB Meetings & Management

Core Skills: CMP, association management, volunteer/staff coordination, contracts, hybrid events, speaker management, marketing, logistics, exhibit management, sponsorship sales


Kristie Chang

Mazu Events

Core Skills: Strategic planning, event design, data and business analytics, site selection, contract negotiation, exhibit and sponsor services, project management, logistics planning

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Yoko Heukels

Meeting Element

Core Skills: International destination expert, site selection, contracts, event design, on-site logistics, virtual/hybrid meetings, pandemic compliance for health & safety protocol, unique gift designs



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