Hear Why Conference & Event Planners Like You Make Saratoga Their Preferred Destination

“Having our conference in Saratoga was very different than what we have experienced in the past in larger cities. Saratoga treated us like we were very special and made us feel very welcome.” -Margaret Kindling, senior program manager for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)

“On the weekend of April 19, 2012, I attended the annual convention for the Medical Society of the State of New York held at the Hilton Hotel and the Saratoga Springs City Center. I just wanted to relate to you what a fabulous time all of our hundreds of members had. The members come from all over New York State and were deeply impressed with the friendliness, quality and sheer exuberance of your City. Many of us plan to come back as visitors on our own, Again, thank you for making our stay so pleasant.” -Jeffery A. Ribner MD, Chairman Emeritus, Medical Society of the State of New York

“Our organization was overwhelmed with the hospitality, expertise, talent, punctuality, pleasantness, sense of humor, cooperation, and all the other positive things that all of you exhibited in the planning, suggesting, cooperating, and executing the many details of our Spring Meeting. The DSDI attendees certainly expressed their gratitude to me for hosting this magnificent event, and I continued to make sure they went away with an appreciation of the great cooperation I encountered by every person I worked with in setting up this event. You are all very worthy representatives of your fine community. I, my wife and family, and the members of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence thank you again!” -Mel Livingston, DSDI Governor for New York, Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

“Thank you so very much for the great fam tour last week, from Monday’s breakfast to Tuesday’s spa treatment…..and everything in between.  I appreciate the work that went into planning this event.  My guest and I had a wonderful time.  It was the best fam tour I have ever attended.  Thanks, again!” -Janine D. Schultz, Conference Coordinator, Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research

“This year’s conference was a great success with record attendance of 300+. I am hoping for the same next year. We played the Saratoga Experience video and the stickers were a hit! We had fun “sticking” everyone. To help me get ready for Saratoga, I received a fancy hat, Saratoga Peppermint Pig, and Saratoga chocolate lucky horseshoe. Very fun! I have attached the Save the Date flyer as an FYI. Thanks again for all your help to date.” -Heather A. Kelly, Ed.D., Director, Office of Institutional Research, University of Delaw

“On behalf of the incoming 2010-2011 MPI WestField Chapter Board of Directors, we are extremely grateful for the hospitality, partnership and collaboration the city of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., demonstrated to our leadership during our visit May 19-21, 2010. During this challenging economic climate, we are fortunate to have industry leaders and strategic partners that recognize the importance of business meetings and the positive impact they produce to the overall economy of our respective destinations.  The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, along with their hotel and vendor partners, put together an incredible program balancing our business needs and the opportunity to take in and experience their beautiful destination with the sights and sounds that make Saratoga Springs a great business destination for meetings and events.  All the while, providing continuous team building and networking opportunities imbedded in the program content.  It was this experience that allowed our Board of Directors to be energized and it resulted in having the most productive Board Retreat our leadership has ever experienced… period!” -Santiago R. Carmona, Incoming Chapter President, 2010-2011, MPI WestField Chapter

“Change after so many years is always a challenge.  The folks here in Saratoga, especially at the Convention and Tourism Bureau, have made our first steps a pleasure.  We are all very excited about the Hilton and the City Center in 2010 and hopeful about our future in Saratoga! We’re looking forward to spending five terrific days with the people of this great city!” -Peter Mannella, Executive Director, New York Association for Pupil Transportation

“Our Convention was a huge success!  The comments I’ve received back from our members lauded every aspect of the City Center, hotel accommodations, and local dining.  The next time we’re back in Saratoga Springs we know it will seem like going “home again,” -Kelly Deitz, CAE, NYSFDA Director of Core Programs

“Given the tremendous industry activity in the Capitol Region, and the focus of ASMC 2011 on world- class manufacturing, locating our semiconductor manufacturing conference in Saratoga Springs made absolute sense. The region has become an exciting technology magnet.  This aligns with our goal to bring together industry professionals and academia in a continuing discussion of how to advance microelectronics manufacturing.” -Karen Savala, president of SEMI Americas

“I am just back in California after my trip to Saratoga Springs … what a wonderful welcome we received from you for ASMC 2011, and what a beautiful town in which to hold the conference. Great reception at the Casino for ASMC 2011! Saratoga has been a fabulous host city for our conference and I am going to suggest Saratoga Springs to some of the conference organizations of which I take part.” -Paul Werbaneth, Senior Analyst, MEMS and Semiconductor Equipment, MEMS Investor Journal, Inc.

“We greatly appreciate all the support that you and your organization provided in helping us to conduct our ship’s reunion in May. Your assistance helped to make it one of our best reunions. Saratoga Springs is a beautiful place and we know that everyone in our group loved it. We’d all like to come back sometime in the future. Thank you from the old crew of the USS Kirkpatrick DER 318.” -Colby Kent and John Iacobucci, USS Kirkpatrick DER 318

“We just held a very successful and productive meeting of the NY/NJ Regional Response Team at the Gideon Putnam last week, and I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in helping us find our meeting location.  I had several people ask me how we came to meet at the Gideon Putnam, and I shared with them how helpful you were in identifying several potential locations in Saratoga Springs for the meeting.  I would not be surprised if several of our member and attendee organizations consider Saratoga Springs for future events, and I will gladly share your contact information with them.Thanks again for all your efforts.” -Steve Touw, EPA RRT Coordinator, US EPA Region 2

“Saratoga Springs is our msot popular location to hold our Annual Conference and Trade Show. Attendance by members and exhibitors typically increases when we have our event there.” -Michael J. Borges Executive Director, New York Library Association