Mesa, Arizona

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It was fitting that Meetings Quest—the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for meeting planners—was relaunched during National Travel and Tourism Week. The event served to highlight the importance of meetings to the overall health of the travel industry.

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Comments from attendees:

“Thanks again to Schneider Publishing for bringing Meetings Quest to Mesa. As always, your team produced a first-class event and we’re very pleased with how it helped us advance the Mesa brand. You’ve definitely established successful momentum for Meetings Quest as it moves to other cities.”

–Marc Garcia, Visit Mesa

 

“The diversity of choices among the suppliers was a major strength.”

–Laura Purcell, California Society of Periodontists

 

“The sessions and the keynote speaker were fantastic!”

–Dawn Venters, Visit Anchorage

 

“The experience meeting many CVB folks was terrific and really opened my eyes to the conference planning and convention side of the business. Running USA is still considering locations for our 2016 and 2017 conferences and several of the destinations I met at Meetings Quest–including Mesa–are now contenders.”

–Rich Harshbarger, Running USA

 

“Because the event was midweek, I was able to add some vacation time and explore Arizona.”

–Sue Harshbarger, Travel Lane County

 

“Excellent group of vendors!”

–Brenda Glass, Site Search Inc.

 

“Thank you for the great experience I had at Meetings Quest in Mesa. It was fantastic; from the environment that was created to the professionalism of your team to the leads that were generated.”

Darrel Harvey, Bentonville CVB

 

“The networking with key suppliers was very valuable.”

–Christianne Heba, Meetings Unlimited

 

“The Meetings Quest show was a success and the mix of corporate and association planners was a nice surprise.”

–Victor Fernandez, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

 

“Meetings Quest in Mesa was a wonderful experience! I found the social media topics in the general session very informative and helpful. I made several new connections with destinations and we are now considering Anchorage, Alaska, and Bloomington, Minnesota, as locations for future midyear seminars as a result of Meetings Quest. I definitely recommend Meetings Quest to my meeting-planning colleagues!”

–Susan Backus, Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

 

“The keynote speaker was outstanding and inspirational, great appointments with the planners and plenty of time to connect.”

–Joanie Ohlms, St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

“Great presenters!”

–Lynne Wellish, Triage Meeting and Event Management

 

“Meetings Quest brought me closer to the issues we face in the ever-changing digital world of delivery.”

–Dan O’Neill, Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

“Thank you for letting MPI and HSMAI partner with you on Meetings Quest in Mesa. It was a great show and I am glad we were involved!”

–Joanne Winter, HSMAI AZ/MPI AZ

 

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Meetings Quest in Mesa was held May 6-7. Key programming included:

 

Thank you to our partners:

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