Atlantic City Meeting Planner Testimonials

Atlantic City has been the host for multiple meetings and events, and the Meet AC team was able to make these events unforgettable. But don’t just take our word for it, see what your peers have said about their Atlantic City meeting experiences. 

“I want to express my gratitude on behalf of NABA Intercity for your help in bringing our Filipino Heritage Basketball, Volleyball, and Badminton Tournament to Atlantic City. The Filipino Community across North America had a great time and was able to take in what Atlantic City had to offer. You made us feel welcomed and safe around the city. Your professionalism and dedication to our event did not go unnoticed. We appreciate you giving us your undivided attention and patience. I hope to bring in more of the Filipino Community events to Atlantic City with your help. Keep shining in all that you do!” Champ Albano, President, NABA Intercity

“After completing the first Atlantic City Pickleball Open at the Atlantic City Convention Center, we would like to recognize the support and cooperation we received from Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission. All the Convention Center teams worked tirelessly to guarantee our event was a success. We are looking forward to bringing our event to Atlantic City for years to come!” Jim Ludwig, Managing Partner, Pickleball Entertainment Consultants, and founder of Pickleball for All

“Meet AC is the city’s “welcoming committee,” and they take that role very seriously. They are responsible members of the business community and expertly refer the right business to meet your needs. No task is too large or too small, their help and guidance in planning, staffing, and enhancing our event was invaluable and it was a big reason we once again had another successful Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City. The folks at Meet AC are top-notch and go above and beyond in providing counsel and support, which was particularly beneficial during these unprecedented circumstances.” Jeff Kolakowski, Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Builders Association

“Our first Together Again Job Fair & Expo for our industry could not have happened without the efforts of you, the Meet AC Team and Spectra. After a long 17 months of shutdown, one would expect some bumps in the road, a slowed pace or bit of rustiness.  Not in Atlantic City, NJ. Your team made miracles happen, guided us with the expertise that comes from a commitment to excellence, a can-do attitude and a love of this industry.

Short timelines, slim budgets and a changing landscape caused by the pandemic did not get in the way of a successful outcome.  We felt like we came to visit your home. Everyone including the bellman from the Sheraton, the drivers for ground transportation, the restauranteurs, union personnel (Carpenters, Electricians, Teamsters, Stagehands) parking attendants, cleaning staff, concierge staff and temporary workers, pitched in and worked together with an eagerness to get back to work.

Spectra provided a GBAC STAR-certified space complete with new hospital-grade air filtration systems that provided confidence for those who attended. Jim’s gentle guidance to help us meet deadlines to contain costs was helpful and you could tell the norm developed from years of experience.

The logistical precision was second to none and further amplified by the professional, knowledgeable and caring service that allowed us to begin a long journey of recovery for our industry and our workforce. We are forever grateful for your efforts and look forward to building a long-lasting relationship.” Laura Palker, Founder & President, National Trade Show Alliance

“The solid pre-conference preparation and on-site management of Meet AC, Spectra and PSAV made the New Jersey Prevention Network – 19th Annual Addiction Conference run smoothly and allowed for quick responses to the unexpected issues and demands of our conference presenters and guests. I am grateful for the attention to detail and the endless support all parties provided to me to make it look to others that everything was running perfectly.” Lisa Daly, Associate Director, New Jersey Prevention Network

“Meet AC’s professional, thorough, and motivated staff are the reason the 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society was such a success! Their communications, connections, and knowledge made planning our annual meeting an absolute pleasure, and their service consistently went above and beyond our expectations. 

If we asked them for ideas they not only found suggestions, but had the perfect solution. Rarely is a CVB so prompt and organized that they begin to feel as though they’re part of your organization, but by the end of our meeting, that’s exactly what we’d gained: exceedingly competent, responsive, and courteous staff and partners. Sandi, Margie, Mike and the entire Meet AC Team went above and beyond to make our experience memorable for our attendees and staff.

We highly recommend Atlantic City and the Meet AC’s services to other meeting organizers around the country!” Shawn Johnston, Meetings Manager, American Fisheries Society 

“You (Laura Terrero, National Sales Manager - Multicultural) helped us so much. Your role was critical to all of us to come to the finish line feeling happy and successful! ACCC management should be proud of you who even during maternity leave stayed connected in case any problem arose. Thank you from all of us at NABC 2018.” Ashok Rakhit, Co-Chair, NABC 2018

“On behalf of all of us, we thank you for your assistance with the AHEPA Convention. From meeting with us on multiple occasions, venue reviews, brochures, taffy, transportation, to walking paperwork through City Hall for permitting, getting us the new volleyball courts, the war and your team did an outstanding job! The group had a great experience and we would recommend it to others as well,” stated George G. Horiates, AHEPA Supreme Convention Assistant.

"We were nervous when we had to move our show from northern NJ to a new larger home. The team at Meet AC was able to allay most of our fears before our first show at the ACCC in 2016. Any problems we encountered were able to be solved with a combination of ingenuity from our team and the Meet AC staff. This is particularly impressive since our show isn’t the standard run-of-the-mill trade show. Ours is a more interactive fandom-centric event catering to attendees from young children through to elderly fans but all of the groups at the ACCC (Meet AC, Spectra, PSAV) were able to face some our more unique challenges and help us run a great show. The Meet AC sales team has been instrumental in getting us acclimated to the Atlantic City culture, helping us meet with all the people from hotels and restaurants that we needed to ensure our attendees enjoy not only our show, but their stay in Atlantic City," commented Vince Averello, Convention Chairman for AnimeNEXT 2018

"Being a union city, we had some hesitations about hosting our event in Atlantic City being a relatively small, turn-key event. The staff at the ACCC as well as the unions themselves did everything they could to accommodate our needs and that was incredibly helpful! Love the ACCC as a venue, love working with their staff and appreciate everyone being so helpful!" said Liza Jensen, Show Coordinator, Easyriders Events

The American Camp Association, NY & NJ has been hosting our annual conference and tradeshow, the Tristate CAMP Conference, at the Atlantic City Convention Center for almost 10 years. The staff at the convention center is top notch and makes sure that our attendees and vendors feel like they are their favorite show of the year. The proximity to the outlets and restaurants make the center a good starting point for all our attendees to not feel “trapped” at a convention center with nothing fun to do before or after the show and sessions. I have been running conferences for over a decade and can say that overall we receive tremendous service from the badge checkers to AV and to our event management team!” said Samara Feinberg, Director of Events, American Camp Association NY & NJ

“Atlantic City offers one of the best locations to successfully promote recreational boating. Our invaluable relationship with Meet AC allows us to produce a world-class event attracting qualified consumers for our exhibiting partners to achieve financial success. This city along with our positive partnership with Meet AC is critical to the success of the boat show and our organization, which is why we are proud to announce our long-term lease agreement, which further demonstrates the importance of Atlantic City to the recreational boating industry,” said Jon Pritko, Vice President-Northeast Shows, National Marine Manufacturers Association, regarding The Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show®

“We are looking forward to holding the 102nd and 103rd Annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conferences at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Both the City of Atlantic City and Meet AC continue to make sure all our needs are met even as we must move some 18,000 attendees around 8 properties over 3 days of meetings and events.  It’s a great partnership that creates great results,” stated Michael J. Darcy, Executive Director, New Jersey State League of Municipalities

"We held our World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City in 2016 and the Meet AC team was such a pleasure to work with. From the flawless execution of transportation from Philadelphia International Airport for 2,000+ attendees to all of the logistics on the ground – our expectations were truly exceeded and they raised the bar for our future host destinations." Matthew Marcial, Vice President, Education & Events, Meeting Professionals International

“In 2016, Trade Show News Network had the absolute pleasure of bringing a very prestigious group - more than 50 of the top trade show organizers in the US  - to Atlantic City for the TSNN Awards. The entire city rolled out the red carpet and the attendees were more than impressed with everything Atlantic City has to offer the meetings and conventions industry. A few of the shows expressed immediate interest in returning with their own groups in the future,” commented Rachel Wimberly,  TSNN President

“We had a wonderful experience with the Atlantic City Convention Center. Their staff is top notch and went above and beyond to make sure our event was successful and went as smoothly as possible. Every request was addressed quickly and professionally. The facilities themselves are beautiful and amenities offered made hosting our event there easy! Thank you!" Liza Jensen, Show Coordinator, Easyriders Events

“We’ve signed a contract with Meet AC to hold our convention in the city for the next three years and we urge other groups to do the same,” David Brogan, Executive Director, New Jersey Apartment Association

Lindsey Chesbrough, President of Arett Sales said, "We are pleased to host our annual trade show, the Arett Open House in Atlantic City again this year. Atlantic City is the perfect venue for our company to host our annual trade show for our customers who come from near and far."

Regarding the MPI WEC Experiential Event Meet AC hosted during Miss America Weekend: “I wanted to reach out to each of you to say a heartfelt thank you for a lovely weekend and once in a lifetime experience!!  You made us feel like superstars and treasured guests.  Your hospitality, professionalism, insight, and personality shined through each moment of our weekend. Every single aspect from the rooms, food and beverage, experiences, and education was well thought out.   I was especially grateful for your company and passion you have for your properties and the city.   I am so proud to be part of MPI and to be able to showcase Atlantic City on the national stage for WEC.” Pam Wynne, President, New Jersey MPI Chapter

Regarding the MPI WEC Experiential Event Meet AC hosted during Miss America Weekend: “I was so impressed with the Meet AC Team, and Atlantic City this weekend.  I had a fantastic time at the Miss America Event, and cannot wait to come back,” Cheryl Hatcher, Vice President, Business Development, Meeting Professionals International

Miles Watkins, Coordinator for the Police Security Expo stated, “We are delighted to remain in Atlantic City through 2018. We are very pleased by the overall professionalism of the Meet AC team and Atlantic City Convention Center staff while they have been amazing partners in our convention planning process. Since one quarter of the nation’s largest population base resides within 300 miles of Atlantic City, this premier destination is the perfect location for attracting industry professionals charged with the responsibility of securing their communities and businesses, while protecting themselves on the job.”

Maureen Murphy, Show Manager for Triple Play REALTOR® Convention stated, “The Meet AC team and Atlantic City Convention Center staff have been amazing partners in our convention planning process and we couldn't have asked for a better understanding of the needs of our group and their help to make our events a success. Our decision to remain in Atlantic City has been a long time in the making.”

Regarding the Health Professions Network (HPN) site visit in Atlantic City: “I would like to take a moment to thank the Meet AC team on a personal level and as President of the Health Professions Network (HPN) for the amazing and very eye opening visit we head to Atlantic City last week. As someone who has been there several times in the past, I was very impressed with the way Atlantic City has transformed itself into what I consider to be a totally new environment for conference activities. The diversity of the hotels and their formats give a wide range of venues to any conference attendees along with a variety of diverse activities.

In reflecting on all of the things that we saw and experienced this past week, it occurred to me that Atlantic City is no longer a declining gambling location, but has reinvented itself into a thriving convention environment that embraces and celebrates its history while continuing to create its new presence.

Thank you again so very much for all of your hospitality, time, and wonderful experience each of us enjoyed. I'm quite comfortable in predicting that you will be seeing several of us and our groups in the future. Please express our appreciation to your staff and thank them for the time they were able to give us during this very unique and enjoyable experience,” wrote Lynn Brooks, President, Health Professions Network

"Words cannot express the appreciation to you and your amazing team. Thank you for helping to make Health Professions Network Spring Conference an enormous success. Without you this collaboration between HPN and the City of Atlantic City would not be possible. I know you and the other members of the Meet in AC team and host facilities spent many months planning the program -- and it showed.  

Thank you for sharing your secret spots, memories, insights and fondness for your City with us; and most importantly for your enormous warmth and hospitality. Every facility, venue, restaurant and even transportation was fabulous and the service that we received was impeccable.    
The experience allowed us to connect further with the locals, as they graciously provided fantastic venues, amazing meals and engaged in insightful dialogue. Thank you to all who contributed to make this a great event and to help us understand what your city is about, showing us around and being so welcoming and kind hearted. I look forward to returning and sharing this grand City with my members." Valarie Coyle, Meetings Director, Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals

Jeff Hirschfeld, Owner and President of CHAMPS Trade Show stated, “Ease of travel and accessibility to the entire east coast is of prime importance to us, plus Atlantic City provides many hotel price point options. The Sheraton is my favorite, which is literally steps from the Atlantic City Convention Center and a top-notch hotel. Our show, CHAMPS Trade Show closes at 6:00 p.m. and Atlantic City takes over! One can play in the many casinos and walk the world-famous Boardwalk or beach. The night becomes buzzing with many shows and entertainment. You can’t forget about the amazing New Jersey pizza or the incredible White House Sub Shop. My personal favorite is the soul food at Kelsey and Kim’s on Melrose Avenue with the best friend chicken in the world. Then, there is the wonderful smiles and hospitality of the local businesses that welcome us with open arms. Ahhhhh must be the sweet smell of ocean air! We look forward to celebrating our 6th year at the Atlantic City Convention Center where dreams along with great service and support do come true.”

On behalf of the Tristar team, I want you to know how much we appreciate the preparation, positive can-do attitudes, and effort exhibited from start to finish by you and your fellow staff members.  To you (John Sarkos, Senior Event Manager at Atlantic City Convention Center), Mike (Reynolds, National Account Director at Meet AC), Gary (Musich, Vice President of Sales at Meet AC), and your entire team – a big THANK YOU! - Mandy Fuerst, Sr. Vice President of Operations & Marketing, TRISTAR Productions, Inc.

A huge thanks to you and the entire staff at the AC convention center for all your efforts.  You contributed to making our show successful, and you did so with class and an amazing attitude. The folks involved with the AC convention center, at every level, are truly first rate. - Dan Berkus, Co-Promoter, National Sports Collectors Convention

Our staff was very happy with all aspects of the show. Everyone in AC was extremely helpful and willing to do almost anything we asked. You are all professionals and contributed to the success of the show. All the media reports have been extremely complimentary. Thanks for everything. - John Broggi, Executive Director, National Sports Collectors Convention

As a follow up to the prior follow ups, you and your team did a great job.  It's rare, at least in my few years, to find that every department, all were knowledgeable, attentive, and went out of their way to make sure everything was running well. A big thank you to you and the team.  Greatly appreciated. - David Gelfman, Founder & CEO, Ripping Wax (Case Break Pavilion)

“The solid pre-conference preparation and on-site management of Meet AC, Spectra and PSAV made the New Jersey Prevention Network – 19th Annual Addiction Conference run smoothly and allowed for quick responses to the unexpected issues and demands of our conference presenters and guests. I am grateful for the attention to detail and the endless support all parties provided to me to make it look to others that everything was running perfectly.” Lisa Daly, Associate Director, New Jersey Prevention Network