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Hello, I’m Kelley S. Thwaite, CMP

Event Strategist, ESN


Sharing the best practices discovered by managing over 8,400 events annually and $1.2 billion of total spend, helps make each of our representatives better resources for our customers. This allows us to help our customers discover emerging trends, benchmark destinations and venues, and validate precedents that can have notable impact on their events. We have the privilege of working with some very smart customers like you, which helps continuously accelerate everyone’s development. The end result is delivering more dollars to your bottom line. 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.


“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

I have been a part of the meetings and events industry for over 18 years. I am an active volunteer in industry related associations including Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and International Special Events Society (ISES). I served as President of the Philadelphia chapter of MPI and am currently sitting on the board for the South Jersey chapter of ISES. Because of my activity in the industry, I earned my Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2002 and have successfully renewed twice since that time.

My Personal Statement

Customer Service is my number one priority

My Contact Information

Phone: 856.494.6338

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