HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut had a strong presence at one of the world’s largest and most important conferences for faith-based meeting and event planners. The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) and its religious group National Sales Manager Phyllis Anderson hosted a booth at the 2013 Religious Conference Management Association’s (RCMA) 2013 World Conference & Exposition in Minneapolis. Joining Phyllis at the CTCSB booth to market Connecticut were Rachel Beardsley, Sales Manager for the Waterford Hotel Group, and Johane Morency, SMERF Sales Manager for the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. The three hospitality industry professionals met with hundreds of meeting planners to show them, first-hand, what Connecticut can offer as a site for their upcoming conventions, conferences and meetings.
RCMA works to help planners increase event attendance. Its members currently plan roughly 14,000 faith-based meetings and events of all sorts, drawing in more than 11 million participants each year. More than 700 convention industry representatives attended the event.
For more information about the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, call (860) 728-6789 or visit www.ctmeetings.org.
PICTURED (left to right): Phyllis Anderson, National Sales Manager for the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB), welcomed Lee Harris, Convention Planner/South Eastern Regional Vice President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention U.S.A., to the CTCSB booth with Rachel Beardsley, Sales Manager for the Waterford Hotel Group, and Johane Morency, SMERF Sales Manager for the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.