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Forum Events Confirms Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans for the Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefits Summit

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefits Summit will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans on September 14th and 15th, 2015. Senior-level HR and training executives will meet at the elite venue just steps from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter for the appointment-based event featuring one-on-one meetings, seminars by world-class speakers, and entertaining networking activities.

As part of Forum Events’ complimentary registration, executives receive free overnight accommodation at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, all-inclusive dining and refreshments, and a personalized event itinerary.

This historic hotel is set in the 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building. It features traditional Southern ambiance with an interior that reflects the graciousness of antebellum mansions. With live entertainment, exquisite accommodations, and a five-star rating, this is the ideal setting for executives to comfortably network, learn and connect.

The Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefit Summit are specifically designed for C-suite executives who are actively sourcing new solutions and services in the HR, employee benefits and training industries. Executive attendees are introduced to solution providers who specialize in their upcoming projects during one-on-one, pre-arranged appointments. The events also incorporate 45-minute seminars led by industry leaders in an open-discussion format and networking meals and after-hour activities.

Forum Events is the most effective method for busy executives to source new solution providers and learn about breakthrough services in their industry – 98 percent of attendees report a forum is a “better way to source new suppliers than a trade show,” and 95 percent say they have saved time sourcing and meeting new buyers at a Forum. Using a unique matching software, Forum Events connects executives with sponsors based on information they have provided. Unlike a traditional trade show, attendees are able to speak privately with experts about their companies and develop a plan of action in a no ‘hard-sell’ environment.

Forum Events originated in the United Kingdom in 1996. They have since expanded to the United States to headquarters in Sarasota, FL. The company has hosted more than 250 successful appointment-based events across ten different industries.

To register for either of the summits taking place in September, click here. For more information on Forum Events, contact Yasmin Parsloe at, or by phone at (941)925-7585, ext. 122.

Forum Update: Ever Been to Sarasota in November?


Complimentary to all Delegate Attendees 

Venue Confirmed:

Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL
November 17-18, 2014 


We're pleased to announce the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is the confirmed venue for the Total Security Summit, Facilities Management Summit and Contact Center Summit this November. This luxury venue is renowned for its elegance in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Our guests will enjoy breathtaking bay views while meeting with solution providers in a relaxed and intimate environment. 

By attending a summit, you will be experiencing the best of Sarasota - with gourmet meals and nightly entertainment on the grounds of the city's most highly acclaimed resort.

About the Summits...

The Summits are unlike any networking experience. The appointment-based strategy introduces attendees to solution providers based on their own personal needs. Unlike a traditional trade show - delegate attendees are seated at their own tables and meet with providers relevant to upcoming projects. Attendees also casually network over meals, cocktails and seminars. 

What Past Attendees Are Saying...

"As a first time participant in this Forum - I sincerely appreciate the pace, schedule and enthusiasm of the team! The event was a tremendous help to my company."

"I have only high reviews for every aspect of the conference.  I made some outstanding contacts and will likely be partnering with one or more of the attending vendors. The event was nothing less than outstanding.  You guys did a great job!!"
- VP Security and Transportation, Valley View Casino and Hotel

"Much more informative than tradeshows. Better use of the investment of time, opportunity to form relationships that are more meaningful and lead to partnerships."
- Beckman Coulter

“I enjoy the one-on-one meeting format. I can get more information and explain my organization’s needs in more detail in each 30 minute meeting. This is my first Forum experience and I can’t imagine going back to the old crowded, noisy and distracting tradeshows!” 
- Chinese American Service League

“This was a great networking event and the most convenient way to source vendors. It was definitely a personal touch where the vendors could focus on my organizational needs.” 
- Lake County Health Department

Register for the Summits, here.







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