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To partner with ESPA means great exposure and visibility to convention service managers in hotels, convention centers and convention and visitor bureaus. These CSMs make their own purchasing decisions and have influence on the purchasing decisions of their many meeting planner clients. The following leading companies have made the smart choice to Partner with ESPA.

Service Providers

BADGETEC is the launch of an innovative product line of meeting badges that are 100% recyclable as paper. By eliminating the plastic holders from the tens of millions of name badges discarded each year, BADGETEC will reduce the production of polyvinyl chloride plastics (PVC) by million of tons. This will directly contribute to the reduction of acid rain (from the hydrochloric acid) which is produced when PVC is burned and discarded. After several years of sustained product development effort, we are proud to have developed these new types of eco-friendly name badges and meeting products.

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Freeman is the world’s leading provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, including expositions, conventions, corporate events, and exhibits of all sizes. Services include including creative event design, content, logistics, construction, installation, décor, graphics, staging, a full range of audio visual services, electrical, and freight shipping and handling services.

www.freemanco.com

Passkey, the travel industry's leading online solution for group reservations management and distribution, provides all channels of the meeting industry's planning process with better, more efficient ways to manage events.
Based in Quincy, Mass., Passkey empowers users with Web-based applications that provide all parties with real-time reports and updates on every facet of the planning process. Industries served include Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), hotels, travel agencies, associations, corporations, meetings RFP engines and registration vendors. Travel providers who are Passkey-enabledSM can also leverage Passkey technology to manage group housing for both citywide and single property meetings.

Convention & Visitors Bureaus

It's hot and exciting…and it's the cool place to be. It's Atlantic City, New Jersey, and it's better than ever. Casino gaming. Spas. World-class entertainment. Nightlife. Fine dining. Ocean. Boardwalk. Golf. Fun attractions. Fishing. Water Sports. Shopping. Any way you look at it, Atlantic City guarantees fast-paced excitement and non-stop activities. Year round, day or night, whatever turns you on about a destination, Atlantic City's got it. Explore your options and start planning your Atlantic City vacation here, where we offer complete Atlantic City tourism and travel information.

www.atlanticcitynj.com/

The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year- perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and piñon, and you’ll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other. Whether you want to shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot air ballooning, explore living history museums, enjoy Albuquerque events and festivals, sample local cuisines or hit the golf courses and spas, Albuquerque has you covered.
Albuquerque—It’s a Trip®—you’ll never forget.

www.itsatrip.org


Hotels / Venues

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 870 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood(R) Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), Sheraton(R), Westin(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, W(R), Le Meridien(R) and the recently announced Aloft(SM )and Element(SM).

www.starwoodhotels.com

Publications

With a national distribution of 2,000, USAE focuses on the national association, CVB and hospitality sales community. The publication targets association executives, CVB executives and hotel sales and marketing executives.

www.usaenews.com

Successful Meetings provides education, resources and ideas for meeting planners across all industries regarding how to create and execute all types of meetings. Successful Meetings has a vast portfolio of products reaching our audience online, in print and face-to-face.


If you would like to partner with ESPA, visit the Marketing Opportunities section of this web site or call 609-799-3712.

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