3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss The Next EMA (in Mexico!)


When like-minded people get together, great things can happen. The Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA) is just that – an alliance, an event where top meeting and incentive planners form mutually beneficial relationships with leaders in the luxury hotel industry. “I have been to a myriad of career specific conferences. The EMA, without a doubt, is one of the most engaging, educational, and fun conferences I’ve attended,” Lindsey Elkin of Wikia said of her EMA experience.

If you are an eligible corporate or association planner, here are 3 reasons you do not want to miss this unparalleled event, the next one coming up September 25 – 27 at Paradisus Playa del Carmen in Playa del Carmen, Mexico:

Reason #1: Efficiency
Discover Elite-Certified venues and destinations that are eager to meet your anticipated event needs for the upcoming year. As Kelly Longstreth at Exact Macola described, “I am able to meet with 15 to 20 suppliers over the course of a couple of days. I have seen, and since hired speakers that have participated in the program. I have booked hotels and vendors, all due to a couple of productive days at the EMA conferences.” View the list of past attendees and ask yourself, what could you do with the extra time back from completing 50+ virtual site visits in a three-day weekend?

Reason #2: Industry-Relevant Education
Every event has networking and education opportunities, but what makes the EMA special is the intimate and unique activities they provide event professionals. In addition to the one-on-one appointments with luxury properties, the event agenda also includes fun evening events that encourage relationship building with your peers. Along with making important connections, you’ll learn industry-relevant best practices and solutions that will further you along your career path. Be in the audience to hear from technology experts and business visionaries like our September 2016 speakers Freddie Ravel, Meredith Martini and Larissa J. Schultz. From roundtable discussions on event technology to CMP-credit qualified sessions, you’ll walk away from the EMA inspired and equipped to take your events to the next level.

EMApdcnewsettingReason #3: Complimentary Working Vacation (in a gorgeous setting!)
Event planning is one of the most stressful jobs known to man, and time is not something event planners give up lightly. That’s why the EMA is a sponsored event and attendance is offered at no cost to qualified planners. You pay only for transportation and we’ll take care of the lodging, meals, and many fun activities. It’s our way of saying thank you for giving so generously of your time. While you are spending your time efficiently sourcing from numerous luxury properties, you can also take the time to experience and enjoy one of North America’s most elite destinations. This September’s EMA will be taking place at Paradisus Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Interested in attending the September EMA at Paradisus Playa del Carmen? Review eligibility requirements and apply to attend here.



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