HPN Global Again Participating in Ragnar Del Sol

The HPN Global Team Courtesy Standards are back at it and ready for the Ragnar Del Sol race from Wickenburg to Mesa, Arizona. Last year as a team, our members ran 200 miles between them. Training is underway for 2020 and the team is ready to crush another 200 miles on Jan 31 – Feb 1. Let’s cheer on this year’s participants!

 

Presidents Club 2019 Winners

Congratulations to our top performers!  The following HPNers will be enjoying the 2020 HPN Presidents Club trip to Dublin, Ireland.

The hotels that will be hosting and providing service to our Top Performers are Hard Rock Hotel, and Powerscourt Resort and Spa.



#HPN19 Partner Conference Highlights

Another amazing partner conference is in the books and by many measures, this was certainly one of our bests. It is always our goal to exceed the expectations and experience of our attendees, and each year although harder and harder, this team and everyone involved seems to make it happen. We want to thank our sponsors our guest speakers, our host city and hotel for their amazing hospitality. Thank you also to all our partners who attend, because without your support, none of this is possible.

Live A Healthy Lifestyle At HPN19!

Stay fit at #HPN19! We are excited to showcase a more ‘balanced’ conference this year with our fast and easy workouts! Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally.

Did you know living a healthy and active lifestyle can help you experience the following benefits?

  • It can make you feel happier
  • It can help with weight loss
  • It is good for your muscles and bones
  • It can increase energy levels
  • It can reduce the risk of chronic disease
  • It can help skin health
  • It can help brain health and memory
  • It can help with relaxation and sleep quality
  • It can reduce pain

Workouts don’t have to be long and boring, here are our workouts to try each day during #HPN19!

Thursday, October 3rd
CrossFit Style Workout
Run ½ a mile on the treadmill, then….
10 rounds (as fast as you can)
10 push-ups, 10 squats, 10 sit-ups
Then run ½ mile again

Feel free to modify with shorter runs and/or fewer reps or rounds
Feel free to make it harder with longer runs and/or weighted squats and sit-ups

Friday, October 4th
Body Builder Style Workout – Upper body
4 sets of 10 Dumbbell (DB) Chest Press
4 sets of 10 1 Arm Rows (*each arm)
4 sets of 10 DB Hammer Curls
4 sets of 10 DB Tricep Extensions
4 sets of 10 DB Seated Press
4 sets of 10 DB Flyes

*Youtube has helpful videos if these movements are unfamiliar!

Saturday, October 5th
HIIT Style Workout
Perform each exercise at high intensity for
45 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest
(one right after the other)
Burpees
Mountain climbers
V-Ups
Alternating (Jumping) Lunges
Jump Squats
Jumping Jacks
High Knees
Bicycle crunches
Rest 2 minutes – repeat 2 more times

Harold Batiste Joins HPN Global As Senior Vice President, Sales Operations

Scottsdale, AZ — August 26, 2019 — HPN Global, a worldwide event services company, today made another progressive move in its unending quest to serve its client base, associates and industry partners.

On September 1st, industry veteran Harold Batiste will join the company in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Sales Operations. In this capacity, Batiste will act as the liaison between HPN Global’s 170 associates and our diverse portfolio of Hotel and industry suppliers.

In an ever increasingly challenging market, our associates and partners are faced with a litany of issues from contract language to meeting space and guest-room questions. Regardless of the business environment, Batiste will help manage both ends of the supply chain process to ensure our clients and our associates’ close business with the right hotels at the right rates.

Harold brings to HPN Global a robust background spanning almost 20 years with The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott International, both from a property perspective as well as Marriott’s Global Sales Organization. His ability to build great relationships will be utilized on a daily basis as he strengthens our bonds with industry partners around the world.

“As we grow and evolve our business, having an extremely talented individual like Harold as part of the senior executive team is something we are all very excited about,” said Bill Kilburg, CEO.

“I am thrilled and honored to join HPN Global. Over the past 17 years, I have witnessed HPN grow into a world-renowned meetings and event management organization. I feel my experience, passion and strategic support will help continue their growth trajectory. There is a lot of work to be done ahead, but I see the future as being very bright and could not be happier to be a part of it,” said Harold Batiste.

HPN is a global event management company with a strong foundation built on client and industry relationships.
When we say “Relationships Matter”, we live and breathe it through our commitment to service, transparency and partnerships.

For more information about HPN Global:
hpnglobal.com | 480-998-9770 | info@hpnglobal.com

Why Attend HPN Global Conference 2019?

Thank you for your interest! Here are a few reasons why you should attend #HPN19 in Seattle!

  • You’ll be able to create lasting relationships with 125 of HPN Global’s associates. These associates represent over 7,000 clients, and if 2019 are projected to send over 13,000 RFP’s representing over $400,000,000 in rooms revenue.
  • With a client mix of 55% Corporate, 25% Association and 20% SMERF, HPN Global efficiently handles all sizes of meetings globally – ranging from typical conferences to high-end incentive programs, large citywide conferences, and much more!
  • Attendance includes two full days of learning and networking, sharing best practices, value-added breakout sessions, and an interactive environment where you can learn about key information related to closing business with HPN Global. Most importantly, attendees will have the opportunity to pre-schedule appointments with associates that book business in your market.
  • Attending this conference is the most impactful way to gain a deeper understanding of how to work with HPN Global and develop personal relationships that are at the core of closing business. This event is the most cost-effective way to ensure that you’re maximizing your relationship with HPN Global.

Here is the cost breakdown of the conference:

  • Airfare – approximately $250
  • Transportation – approximately $40
  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency Seattle – $269+ (3 nights)
  • Registration Fee – $2,450

Total: $3,547

We appreciate your interest in #HPN19.

 

Desi Whitney Recognized as a 40 Under 40 by Connect

Desi Whitney, senior vice president of sourcing operations and industry relations at HPN Global, was recognized as a member of Connect Corporate magazine’s “40 Under 40.” The honor highlights the top young professionals in the events industry. Connect Corporate is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas to professionals and planners in the meetings and events industry. 

Peers in the events world nominated Whitney. Nominations were received from across the country, then reviewed and evaluated by the Connect staff based on references, industry involvement and other resources. 

Congrats Desi!

For the full description of Whitney’s accomplishments, click here.

The entire list of recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found here.

ABOUT CONNECT

Connect is a leader in the meetings, events, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meetings business and travel magazines, trade shows and consumer events, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines, and destination information which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. Connect, formerly known as Collinson Media & Events, introduced the popular Marketplace format to the meetings industry and now produces national shows for meeting planners in the Corporate, Expo, Sports, Diversity, Association and Faith sectors as well as other state- and region- specific meetings- and hospitality-focused events. More information about the company’s brands and services is available at connectmeetings.com.  

2018 Partner Conference Recap

#HPN18 Relationships Matter

As demand for hotels and meeting space continues to grow, it is more important than every to have strong hotel partnerships. Every year HPN Global’s Partner Conference brings our Associates and hotel partners and meeting vendors together for a few days of relationship building. This year we were in Miami at the Eden Rock Nobu hotel, the perfect setting for HPN Global’s culture of having fun doing what we love.

“Have fun every day doing what you do. If you enjoy what you are doing, it pretty rapidly ceases to be work, it’s pretty cool to do something every day that you are having fun at! A lot of people go thru life without ever having that opportunity. We are in the best business in the world! We’ve never met a happier, more fun group of people in our lives!” – Bill Kilburg, CEO HPN Global

The world knows HPN Global has a world class sourcing team and technology, but did you also know we also have a rock star full service meeting management department? This team spends months and months planning this event every year and when the day comes for the attendees to arrive, we are always ready!

 

Today’s the Day!

Before the partners arrive, HPN associates get together and talk business, industry trends and new and exciting HPN Global announcements. When the partners arrive, the real party starts and after a busy first day handling a flawless arrival, the team quickly transitions to the opening night reception. This year we are were on the beach in a white party theme, where contemporary Japanese beach house met Miami.

Day 2 Recap

Day 2 started featuring our General Sessions, two fabulous speakers and the individual one on one appointments that bring together our associates and hotel partners with a 3 full hours of business discussion. Our keynote speaker this year was Michael Dominguez, Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International who did an amazing presentation of the trends not only in our business of hotels, but also the global economy. Attendees were given the opportunity to download his slides after his talk in our mobile event app. Our next speaker was Scott Burrows, who shared his incredible story! He made us laugh, he made us cry and he brought us to our feet! His talk about passion and grit is something we will never forget.

Our final full day together saw more individual business appointments, a networking pool party and a closing night tradition of Club HPN at Club LIVE in Miami. If you were unable to make this event, we invite you to join us next year.

Celebrate 2018’s Planner of The Year

Event planners like us make the world go ‘round. Our strategic and operational skills keep the plates spinning, businesses booming and employees motivated. Too often, however, they are behind the scenes—working their magic with RFPs, checklists and KPIs while others take the spotlight.

Not anymore. Smart Meetings is celebrating the essential role these hard-working professionals play every day and one of our own was proudly recognized!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Halpin
Vice President, Global Accounts
HPN Global
Greenville, South Carolina

  

HIGH-FIVE MOMENT: We had an 800-person, direct sale annual incentive group in Jamaica at the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara. One of the coolest receptions was a bubble reception at their pool area. It was a combination of great food, great music and an atmosphere that was almost dream-like.

 

VISION FOR AN IDEAL EVENTS WORLD: Better partnerships between intermediaries working hand-and-hand with hotel partners to create world-class events for the end user. Really working together to create that “wow” memorable experience.

 

TOP OF MY TO-DO LIST: Life is all about relationships, and I work on those every day, and value and trust the partners who have the same philosophy.

 

WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT: Revenue management and financial maximization philosophies at select major hotel brands. I am always focused on taking care of my customer. Every day I wake up thinking about how to create value and deliver world-class service.

 

WHY WILD HORSES CAN’T DRAG ME AWAY: My wife, kids and family.

 

 

See entire list and read more:

https://www.smartmeetings.com/magazine_article/2018-planners-of-the-year?utm_source=email

 

 

 

HPN Global adds Southern California Area Sales Rockstar to the team

Edgardo has over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, Edgardo attended Costa Rica’s National University before relocating in 2001 to San Diego, CA where he started in the hospitality industry at the Grand Colonial Hotel as a Front Desk Agent. Edgardo held several positions in operations for over 6 years including Assistant Director of Rooms at the Doubletree Golf Resort in San Diego, CA. With an entrepreneurial mindset, Edgardo opened and operated a chain of tanning salons in the San Diego market for a little over 3 years.

In 2008 Edgardo continued in the Hospitality industry, this time in Sales where he held several positions in the San Diego and Los Angeles markets in the capacity of, Corporate Sales Manager, Associate Director of Sales, Director of Sales & Marketing to his most recent position as Area Sales Leader for Marriott Burbank and Seattle Airport, handling HPN Global Network.

Edgardo’s biggest treasures, Savannah Ysabella (8) and Luka Brayden (5) are everything to him. Some of the activities he enjoys are riding his motorcycle, playing soccer, golfing and going to the beach.

Edgardo is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. Edgardo and his family currently reside in Valencia, CA but will be relocating to San Diego within the next few months to get back to where the dream started 17 years ago.

Edgardo Barrantes

Vice President Global Accounts

ebarrantes@hpnglobal.com | 858.382.4636

Hospitality Performance Network Global