Partner Alliance


Destination Management Companies (DMCs)

If you need more than a hotel and need to plan offsite activities or find offsite venues, we partner with Destination Management Companies in every destination around the world. Whether shopping mountain or tropical destinations, cities, suburbs or resort areas, we can help you shop for and find the perfect partner to help you execute your events.

Following are a couple of our DMC partners; Hosts Global Alliance & Hello! Destination Management


Event Planning

Some of our clients have additional needs for corporate services to help support certain areas of their meeting and event planning to effectively execute an conference. Our agency has “select” solution providers we have entrusted to provide an a la cart of service offerings that our clients can choose.


We can show you how to save up to 30%, and in some cases, up to 50% on your Audio Visual costs. Regardless of the discount, we will ensure your a/V costs are minimal.


If you would like to have an event at sea or on a river, we can help with that too.

Few experiences can compare to those that happen at sea. Be it an incentive trip, corporate gathering or product launch, what better value than to host your event on the waters? You are sure to find a captive audience on board and can provide your attendees with the opportunity to explore multiple destinations in just one trip. That is why Conference Planning Resources is in touch with this rapidly expanding segment of the meeting and incentive travel industry—and is here to help you maximize this opportunity. From exotic island locations to big city waters, we are pleased to help you navigate a plethora of choices.

We can show you how a cruise option can often save you 30% or more versus hosting your program at a land-based hotel or resort while accomplishing the same objectives. As well, due to their all-inclusive nature, cruises offer one-stop shopping. There are no menus to plan, no airfare to arrange, no transfers to coordinate, no special activities to plan and no entertainment to locate. It's all included.

Your organization can also enjoy the exclusive use of its own vessel with a private charter. Choose your own itinerary. Fly your company flag. Rename the decks. Customize the ports of call, the length of your program, the onboard entertainment and more.

Conference Planning Resources is a full solution provider for your meetings and conferences. In addition to hotel procurement support, our clients have the ability to shop a-la-cart from a myriad of services, such as, but not limited to the following support;

  • Audio Visual Services
  • Destination Management Companies (DMC’s)
  • Event Planning Services

For more information about any of our Lifeline Alliance Partners and pricing, please contact Conference Planning Resources at 630-799-1584 or email us at

Audio Visual Services

REEL IMPACT is an audiovisual company that specializes in AV technical support for conferences. We work with corporations, government agencies and associations all over North America.

For meeting planners who want to worry less about AV, REEL IMPACT provides dependable audiovisual support. We partner with you in a way that puts you at ease and makes you feel like we are an extension of your team.
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Audio Visual Services

Show Technology, Inc.
Show Technology Inc. is a full service Audio-Visual, Rental and Staging Company with over 20 years of experience, with the resources and expertise to provide extensive state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting inventory to all of its clients.

Ask our partners at Conference Planning Resources how we are saving their clients 30%, 40%, 50% or more, versus utilizing the hotel’s in-house audio visual provider.

Our experience in over 1,500 venues throughout North America gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the needs and challenges in executing a flawless event regardless of the venue or atmosphere. We bring innovative and practical strategies towards putting together social events, conferences, corporate meetings, concerts,
sporting events, festivals, and more.

Show Technology, Inc. has the technical expertise to deliver your presentations with precision and creative style, all while employing unparalleled service and responsiveness. On site, our team becomes an extension of your team, which ensures a seamless production.

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Destination Management Company (DMC’S)

Based on our core values of Integrity, Enthusiasm, and an Intense Desire to Succeed, Hello! Destination Management consults with corporations and associations to provide impactful meeting and event solutions to attendees through thoughtfully designed themed events, tours, teambuilding activities, brand activations, and transportation solutions. As a multi-award-winning, full-service destination management company, Hello! services meeting planners in some of the country’s most popular meeting destinations. From its origins in 1986 as Hello! Florida, Hello! Destination Management has grown to over 10 offices and 200 full-time employees serving clients from coast to coast.
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Hosts Global

Hosts Global is a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide. We offer full-service destination management in 300+ locations through our global alliance of select DMCs. Our clients receive streamlined global planning, dedicated account management and superior execution of group programs including meetings, conventions, incentive programs and special events. Hosts can support you to create the right atmosphere for receptions, dinners, unique themed events, entertainment, décor, corporate social responsibility and more.
Destinations We Serve
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Event Planning Services

Full-Solution Corporate Meetings & Event Services
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We create experiences that inspire and engage. The MOC&CO team of professionals manages event operations of Fortune 500 companies, associations and other businesses. With our comprehensive breadth of live event and technology services, we partner with clients to create some of the most mind-shifting, influential, and ROI-inducing events in the world. And we do it all with extreme customer service, a keen eye on savings, and a drop-the-mic reputation.

We have a passion for attending to every detail. Each MOC&CO team member goes above and beyond to ensure our clients achieve their meeting and event goals.

  • 23 years as a successful event and conference agency
  • Industry certifications and 100+ years’ experience in event management and the hotel/hospitality industry
  • Events from 16 to 5,000+ delegates
  • Produce/manage 60-80 events annually
  • Committed to nonprofit support through donations, volunteerism and custom community events
  • Certified Women’s Business Enterprise since 2007 (WBENC #253582)
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Mary O’Connor

President, MOC&CO
Mary O'Connor
As founder and president of MOC&CO, Mary O’Connor has made a name for herself as a sought-after expert in the meeting and event management industry. Her breadth of industry leadership includes 23+ years at the helm of her successful event management company, preceded by 16 years in management with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, culminating in the role of Assistant VP of Catering and Conventions. Her strengths include strategic planning, effective contract negotiations, engagement, interactive technologies, impressive décor and food and beverage presentations, budget development and management, marketing, trade shows, sponsor procurement and onsite staffing – all for clients’ meetings and incentives of 16 to 5,000+ people.
Having earned the unofficial title of “Keeper of the Limitless Lens,” Mary drives her team to excellence with extreme customer service, a keen eye on savings for clients, and creative solutions that amaze. The result: MOC&CO does what large agencies won’t and what small agencies can’t. Mary’s vibrant personality and relentless pursuit of impressed clients inspires a “can-do” attitude in her staff.

Mary has led MOC&CO to be consistently certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise since 2007. She was a founding member of the Multi-Cultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) and first Executive Director of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF). Her leadership in these organizations, which promote diversity and advancement for women and minorities in the foodservice and hospitality industries, demonstrates her commitment to diversity and inclusion in business practices.

Mary’s passion is not only for excellence in business but also for caring for those in need. She is known for encouraging others to engage in random acts of kindness, to collaborate to bring the community together, and to support the people around us. Acknowledging her priority of doing good for others while excelling in business, Mary was most recently recognized as a 2018 Woman of Distinction by Shaw Media.
“I have had the great pleasure in working Conference Planning Resources. In my capacity as Senior Event Manager of a global pharmaceutical company, my department was responsible for thousands of events each year. Jeff's service, expertise, and reliability are invaluable. In addition, he always works with the client's best interest in mind and always with a speedy turnaround time. Jeff has an innate ability to think outside the box on every event (and there have been many events since 2003). Jeff's industry knowledge is instrumental in bringing our meetings to the highest possible level. He makes certain that we look good.

I would highly recommend Jeff and his team to any conference/meeting planner!”

Susan Bartlett
Bronze Level CTSM