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Hello, I’m Melissa Edwards

Event Strategist, ESN


Key to my success has been my proven ability to forge invaluable relationships with my clients, hotel and CVB partners.  This has given me global understanding of what it takes to make a meeting successful; from every important detail which forms the ‘big-picture’. My goal is to first understand your organization’s vision of their meetings and events and to provide tailored solutions that deliver on the mission of your conference. Through collaboration we will leverage our combined resources to optimize our buying power and instill efficiency benchmarks that combined will deliver superlative meeting experience. And thanks to the collective data and knowledge secured by contracting 4.6 million room nights annually, you can be confident you are receiving the optimum combination of rates, concessions, and terms every time.

Edwards, Melissa

“We learned about Maritz Global Events while looking for a new location for one of our events and it’s blossomed into a relationship akin to having extended our staff! They use their expertise to thoroughly investigate properties, provide timely follow-ups, negotiate contracts on our behalf, and provide candid and generous advice. Maritz Global Events has really taken the time and care to secure excellent locations and accommodations that are tailored to our needs and they continue to be a tremendous resource to our organization.”

Executive Director
National Nonprofit Educational Council

My 17+ years of experience both as a hotel and global sales director has provided me the knowledge and expertise required to be a trusted advisor for my clients.  Having lived and worked in several key convention markets in Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver, Boston and now Phoenix, has allowed me to develop a diverse portfolio of industry relationships and professional experiences.  My biggest passion is spending time with my four (4) children enjoying the outdoors, visiting the beach, reading, cooking, skiing and cheering on the Denver Broncos!

My Personal Statement

I believe in the power of collaboration.

My Contact Information

Address:  Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 303.898.3500

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