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Unique Venues to Host Exclusive Second Annual Marketing Conference in Chicago this October


Fri, 08/23/2013

Unique Venues to Host Exclusive Second Annual Marketing Conference in Chicago this October

Free for members, the two-day summit aims to educate venues how to market and serve planners

EDWARDS, COLORADO (August 23, 2013) – Unique Venues, a marketing and membership organization that connects one-of-a-kind event locations with meeting planners, has unveiled the full agenda for the Second Annual Marketing Conference this fall. To be held at Unique Venues’ member venue Loyola University Chicago October 7-8, 2013, the two-day summit is free for enhanced members and higher and will provide sales tips, networking opportunities and educational sessions on technology and social media in order to better equip non-traditional venues with the most effective ways to work with planners.

Sessions will include topics such as “Top Technology Trends for Venue Sales,” “Social Media: Moving Beyond the Ordinary,” “Magnificent Marketing in 140 Characters,” “Tips and Trends for Effective Marketing Communications,” “Planner Outreach Overview” and “Being Magnificent at Serving Your Guests.” There will also be featured keynote sessions hosted by respected international speaker, consultant and writer Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS. Ball has 20 years of experience educating clients on how to better use technology to save time and increase productivity. He is the only person to have received both the MPI International Supplier of the Year and the MPI International Chapter Leader of the Year awards and was named as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" for 2012 by Successful Meetings magazine.

“We are excited to present this comprehensive marketing conference for our members. Free to to enhanced members and higher, the educational topics will present ideas for new marketing strategies and techniques that will help improve response times and professionalism with planners and the industry in general,” says Unique Venues founder Michele Nichols. “This two-day summit further shows our commitment to the industry and strategies for making unconventional venues operate with the same level of standards planners expect from traditional venues.”

To learn more about the conference and educational sessions, click here.

About Unique Venues
With four offices in Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and British Columbia, Canada, Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues, and the planners looking for them, for the past 27 years. The marketing and membership company started with the Guide to Convening on Campus in 1986 and since has grown to be the largest online database of unique venues members in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Each listing showcases a unique college or university, historical or cultural venue, arena or stadium, camp or retreat centers, conference or business center, or other special event venue, and includes contact information, photo and video galleries, menu samples, room capacities, and even a FREE RFP service. Planners also have access to the Unique Venues team who can provide an assisted search to find a unique site for hosting a meeting, family reunion, reception, party, conference, or gathering of any kind.

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