Welcome                              Creative, Responsible, and ExperiencedADH Meetings & Events is a Chicago based meetin...
Our VisionADH Meetings & Events is a meeting management and event planning company like no other. We encourage a teamenvir...
CapabilitiesWe view every meeting as an integral part of a larger strategy to develop and enhance our client’s imagewithin...
ServicesAs a client of ADH you can expect to see the highest level of service and best managed meetings that drive down co...
Destination Management Company                            Making you look good is important to us!Having ADH Meetings & Ev...
Audio Visual Production and Graphic DesignADH Meetings & Events is your full-service Audio/Visual stage             Video ...
DécorADH Meetings & Events specializes in event décor and are experts at transforming event venues from simple rooms tosen...
Team BuildingDoes your company, or investors value “green” elements and sustainable practices? Have you figured out an eff...
Incentive TravelGreat incentive programs are not just a way to celebrate success in an exotic location, they are a proven ...
Registration & Travel ManagementADH Meetings & Events works closely with our preferred air travel and ground transportatio...
TradeshowsOur commitment to the environment drives us to spread the principles of sustainability throughout the exhibit in...
Green            Experience Change, Encourage Awareness, and Build Communities    ADH Meetings & Events is committed to re...
Diversity Supplier                           ADH is ranked #195 of the "Top 500 Emerging Businesses" in the               ...
A Selection of Clients                                ADH Meetings & Events            3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 3...
TestimonialsAnnual Global Meeting"Alexander deHilster and his team at ADH Meetings & Events did a tremendous job producing...
TestimonialsGMHC FundraiserThanks to ADH Meetings & Events’ capabilities, flexibility and creative input, GMHC’s SAVOR eve...
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  1. 1. Welcome Creative, Responsible, and ExperiencedADH Meetings & Events is a Chicago based meeting management and event planning firm. We effectively manage logisticssuch as venue procurement, contract negotiations, catering, décor, transportation, entertainment, and audio visualproduction, so that our clients are able to focus on the content, participants, sponsors, and invited guests. We work with avariety of clients such as corporate, pharmaceutical, non-profit organizations, and social clients.The ADH team also comes with extensive international experience. Each planner has lived in or worked on every continentwith the exception of Antarctica. We offer producers who speak multiple language and understand cultural difference acrossthe globe, a benefit we find to be invaluable when when working around the world.Our carefully recruited, in-house planners have a minimum of 15 years experience in the field. Our team has worked incatering, destination management, entertainment procurement, hospitality services, and audio visual production prior tojoining the ADH team giving our clients an advantage that few other firms can provide. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 1 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  2. 2. Our VisionADH Meetings & Events is a meeting management and event planning company like no other. We encourage a teamenvironment allowing us to optimize the planning and execution process for all involved. Our reputation is built on therelationships we’ve established over decades of work in the field. Be it vendor relations, contract negotiations, or clientpartnerships, we are committed to every aspect of program development. We strive to exceed our clients’ expectationsbecause we know our success comes only by presenting the clients’ ideas and concepts in the most extraordinary lightpossible. Our commitment to our clients’ needs makes ADH your ideal partner for all your meeting and event needs. Our Vision For our clients to view ADH Meetings & Events as an integral part of their team and a key component to the success of any meeting or event regardless of size, location, or complexity. Our Mission To help our clients create, execute, and manage all meeting and event details while implementing environmentally sustainable materials, practices, and eco-friendly green principles throughout the planning and execution stages of their programs. Our Values Superior client service, sophisticated project management systems, flexibility in design and execution, communication at all levels, cutting edge knowledge in multiple industries, commitment to technology, environmental sustainability, and responsibility to the community. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 2 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  3. 3. CapabilitiesWe view every meeting as an integral part of a larger strategy to develop and enhance our client’s imagewithin their industry and increase ROI overall.• Advanced Database Software – We analyze all aspects of attendees’ meeting participation never missing an opportunity to cut costs for our clients.• Cost Effective AV Production – Flawless execution at a considerably lower cost than other meeting management firms.• Detailed Floor Plans – Complete, to-scale in 2-D and 3-D views eliminates any on-site surprises and is standard ADH procedure.• Working Knowledge of Industry Rules and Regulations – Specializing in the medical and healthcare industries.• Service Procurement & Reporting – Supplier analytics and fully customized reporting systems track all program details and document both program spend and savings. Comprised of knowledgeable and friendly staff, ADH’s professionals are available at all times to answer participants calls and emails. Our strong and proven commitment to client satisfaction and customer service is yet another advantage that distinguishes ADH from the competition. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 3 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  4. 4. ServicesAs a client of ADH you can expect to see the highest level of service and best managed meetings that drive down costs.With a focus on compliance, ADH’s meeting management protocols result in more efficient meetings, increased savings andreduced corporate risk.Streamline your company’s meetings and events by using ADH to procure all aspects of your company’s programs, including: Air Travel & Ground Transportation Audio-Visual Production Budget Management Centralized Billing Customized Reporting Creative Event Design Décor & Staging Dine Around & Group Tours Entertainment Event Marketing Food & Beverage Gala Events Golf Tournaments Graphic Design & Branding Informational Materials Hotel Rooms & Meeting Space Off-Site Events Promotional Items & Awards Registration Site/Venue Sourcing & Negotiation Speaker & Talent Management Team Building Vendor Negotiations & Management VIP Management See true returns on your company’s meeting investments. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 4 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  5. 5. Destination Management Company Making you look good is important to us!Having ADH Meetings & Events as your partner DMC will save you valuable time and money. Our long standingrelationships with local vendors and venues as well as our tremendous buying power only further your return return oninvestment.We understand the accountability you have for your meetings and events and as your supporting partner we are committedto assisting you to reach your objectives and achieve your goals..Let us offer the local expertise and connections you need to manage your event efficiently.Here are some of the benefits of working with ADH as your DMC:• One contact and payment to keep all the details in line and simple for you.• Knowledge of the finest local venues, caterers, décor, transportation and other event services.• On-going relationships with vendors to obtain the best quality, service and negotiations.• Creative ideas for special events, teambuilding and those challenging situations.• Access to and experience with the new, exclusive and unique venues and restaurants. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 5 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  6. 6. Audio Visual Production and Graphic DesignADH Meetings & Events is your full-service Audio/Visual stage Video Production and Graphic Designproduction source. Our team of AV professionals have expert With over three decades of video production and graphicfield experience designing stages, installing video screens and design expertise, we are able to work closely with our clientsprojection equipment, operating cameras, rigging lighting and from the very beginning, to create the storyline that will getsound gear, and developing custom show setups tailored to your message across. Our video production team has diversethe specific needs of each individual client. experience in all genres. This gives us a unique ability to work within a range of budgets while scripting, shooting and editingWhether you are holding a small corporate board meeting, or your project.hosting a large-scale product launch, we work with the very • Business training videos • Conference presentation videosbest people and equipment in the industry. We have close • Conference PowerPoint with embedded videosrelationships with our field production teams, whether • Event coverage and highlights videosdomestic or internationally, and are in constant communication • Video News Releases (VNRs)so that no creative or technical detail is overlooked. • Post-production editing, duplication and distribution Whether you want to produce an elegant professional video, a dynamic promotional video, a conference PowerPoint orAdditionally ADH produces detailed to-scale floor plans create a DVD with a custom menu – we have the experienceshowing placement of furniture, staging, audio visual, lighting and flexibility to help you achieve your vision. Add pictures,and sound, avoiding any last minute surprises. titles, tasteful graphics, subtle transitions, and engaging music. Work with a professional to improve the image of your videos then watch as your company’s image improves. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 6 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  7. 7. DécorADH Meetings & Events specializes in event décor and are experts at transforming event venues from simple rooms tosensational experiences. By integrating lighting, fabrics, floral and furniture we create memorable looks for every event.. Fromsmall touches to full blown themed events, even the simplest programs are enhanced with some type of décor. To make yourmeeting or event truly “pop” just add nice linen, some simple up-lighting or floral centerpieces. Many of the décor elementsare inexpensive and our designers always create with your budget in mind.ADH Meetings & Events designs with the environment in mind, creating décor from sustainable materials and using the latestin audio-visual technologies. From grand entrances to awe-inspiring event spaces, ADH Meetings & Events will help generateideas that will turn your vision into an experience so memorable your guests will never forget it. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 7 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  8. 8. Team BuildingDoes your company, or investors value “green” elements and sustainable practices? Have you figured out an effective wayto incorporate these ideals into company strategy AND gain value in return? Let ADH design a socially responsible teambuilding program for your employees. As a visionary in sustainability we incorporating charitable or green element into TeamBuilding Events allowing you to not only build your team but the global community as well.Charitable Team Building: Taking teambuilding and networking to another level as participants work together to help thelocal community by completing an interactive charitable project.Green Team Building: Help replenish the planet and your team spirit with Green Team activities. Guests go beyond "reduce,reuse, and recycle", to learn and experience methods to help preserve the world in which we live.Additional options are:Team Bonding: Capture the spirit of friendly competition with Team Bonding activities. Guests work together to achievegreater results and create team spirit with cheers of encouragement. Spontaneous, effortless and fun, these light-heartedactivities give a boost to company meetings and retreats.Workshops and Retreats: Discover the effects of Experiential Learning, activities with a purpose, and learn about thepatterns of your group’s interaction. Participants engage in a series of professionally facilitated team challenges as they worktogether to achieve a desired goal. Our facilitators stimulate group discussion and moderate a debriefing during the programthat is very enlightening.Reception Activities: Create an energetic, yet comfortable, atmosphere with theme activities that promote networking andinteraction. A great way to enhance theme parties and client receptions. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 8 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  9. 9. Incentive TravelGreat incentive programs are not just a way to celebrate success in an exotic location, they are a proven investment in yourentire team that increase sales, improves employee or customer loyalty, rewards productivity, motivates your team membersand cultivates meaningful interaction between senior management and employees or your customers. Incentive programscreate an atmosphere of camaraderie and excitement that has lasting impressions far beyond any other motivational tool.With 20 years of experience producing motivational programs in numerous countries around the world, our expertise anddestination knowledge is second to none. We help you create the perfect incentive program whether in the US or elsewherearound the globe that drives performance, inspires, entices and delights your attendees. Our incentive specialists work withyou as an integrated part of your corporate team to develop a unique creative program that is truly a once in a lifetimeexperience for your attendees, regardless of the destination.In fact, several of ADH’s Incentive Program Specialists planned and executed the first few incentive trips provided toemployees and their families by the most famous of all daytime talk show hosts. We can’t mention her name, but you knowwho she is. Now that’s incentive experience! ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 9 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  10. 10. Registration & Travel ManagementADH Meetings & Events works closely with our preferred air travel and ground transportation providers blending globalpresence with local, flexible and personalized service, while at the same tracking participants along their travels to and fromthe meeting or event. Here’s how do we do it.Fully Integrated Database StructureADH utilizes advanced proprietary database software to analyze all aspects of attendees’ meeting participation and nevermiss an opportunity to minimize costs, providing you with greater control over your company’s meeting spend. Our robustmeeting data repository supports our comprehensive approach to meeting management – analyzing our accumulated dataof past meetings has taught us to spot trends in participant behavior (like cancellations) and make predictive adjustmentsminimizing the financial impact on our clients.Air Travel ManagementBenefit from peace of mind and documented savings when you turn your travel management over to us. ADH is wellequipped and perfectly poised to book your attendees’ air travel and ensure that your attendees comply with yourcompany’s travel guidelines. Backed by the reach and negotiating power of global partnerships, ADH is able to source thelowest daily prices on airfares. In fact, we guarantee that our agency will work to find the lowest fares available.Furthermore, we are able to monitor travelers’ activities from start to finish. We smoothly manage change while focusing oncustomer service, balancing the financial impact, and adhering to our client’s travel policy.Ground TransportationEnjoy the convenience and savings of ADH managed ground transportation. Our local and global partnerships afford ourclients the highest level of service and equipment at the lowest possible cost. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 10 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  11. 11. TradeshowsOur commitment to the environment drives us to spread the principles of sustainability throughout the exhibit industry. We offernothing but the best in environmental exhibit technology and services and take great pride in being the leader in eco-friendlyexhibit technology. From small portable displays to large island displays, the sky is the limit.To ensure that the booths are sustainable, ADH Meetings & Events uses up to 70% recycled aluminum,100% renewablebamboo, sorghum boards, stains and finishes that are low or free of VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), graphic fabrics andVelcro that are made of 100% recycled soda bottles, carpets that are made from 100% biodegradable polymer fibers, LEDlighting to reduce energy and heat, signage made from bio-degradable and FSC certified wood that is printable on 2 sides,and recycled glass shelving. Constantly innovating to best serve our clients and our environment. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 11 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  12. 12. Green Experience Change, Encourage Awareness, and Build Communities ADH Meetings & Events is committed to resolving environmental and social issues. We have a fully dedicated Green Compliance Officer whose commitment to sustainability goes far beyond recycling and purchasing green products, to reaching out to local vendors to help build the communities in which we work. We have developed the ADH Meetings & Event Green Standards - a set of standards that makes us a leader in an industry that can at times be wasteful and slow to change.In an effort to provide the highest quality ADH helps build communities by workingmeeting and event services at an with local vendors. We work to reduce waste by requesting our vendorsaffordable rate we have committed to dispose of excess materials in angreen and eco-friendly vendors who economical and eco-sensitive fashion.share these same principles. We encourage practices such asWe ask for change from those we work donating excess food or décor to localwith be it venues, vendors or suppliers. food shelters, hospitals and community organizations.ADH Meetings & Events uses creativemethods to implement alternative Our team also compels attendees to getenergy sources, green products, and excited about sustainability byresourceful waste management encouraging them to be a part of theprograms during the planning and solution. We encourage feedback onimplementation stages of our programs. initiatives and can offer engaging on-site practices when requested. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 12 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  13. 13. Diversity Supplier ADH is ranked #195 of the "Top 500 Emerging Businesses" in the United States by DiversityBusiness.com. Over 650,000 businesses were considered in this evaluation. In June 2008 the NGLCC, based in Washington D.C., certified ADH Meetings & Events as a LGBT Business Enterprise™ making ADH an official Diversity Supplier. ADH Meetings & Events is currently registered with more than 200 companies including many Fortune 500s.. ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 13 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  14. 14. A Selection of Clients ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 14 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  15. 15. TestimonialsAnnual Global Meeting"Alexander deHilster and his team at ADH Meetings & Events did a tremendous job producing our 20th Global AnnualComVort Meeting in Chicago. From brilliant ideas and extraordinary locations to registration and coordinating of all thelogistics for both on and off-site events, to taking care of all the last minute requests and the quick responses to all theattendees’ questions from all continents, no matter what time of day. ADH Meetings & Events attentiveness, proactiveattention to detail and flexibility was very important to us as our attendees came to Chicago from all corners of the globe. Aunique team, excellent and passionate at what they do. A pleasure to work with them!“ - Brando Brandstäter, ComVort Group Worldwide, Barcelona, SpainAnnual Awards Dinner“ADH Meetings & Events is highly professional and excellent at executing beautiful and successful meetings. I have workedwith them for several years and each year they outdo the prior years’ experience with high quality and panache.” - Marilyn Lederer, Executive Director, The CHEST Foundation, IllinoisIncentive Trip“ADH Meetings & Events put together the perfect combination of performances, trips, treats, transportation, accommodationsand personal care for us as a group, as well as each individual in particular. Above all, they managed to give everything theimprint of their superb personal taste, down to the very last detail.” - Ruth Sandelowsky, CEO, Kolmar Petrochemicals, Switzerland ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 15 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com
  16. 16. TestimonialsGMHC FundraiserThanks to ADH Meetings & Events’ capabilities, flexibility and creative input, GMHC’s SAVOR event, became once more asuccessful fundraiser. The ADH team has a drive and commitment to excellence in everything they do, that it shows in everyaspect of the event. I found working with the team to be creative, bringing with them their unique vision of what an eventcan be, helping our agency to become the talk of the town post event.” - Kenneth Cox, Director Special Events, GMHC, New York CityThe Latin School of Chicago“ADH Meetings & Events worked with our school on a new event concept and enabled us to take it to the next level. Fromorderly and timely execution, to innovative visual concepts, to hand-crafted detail, they transformed a school into anexperiential wonderland – delighting the senses and palette. We have worked with ADH for two years now and both timesthey have worked with our limited budget, were attentive to our unique needs as a non-profit, and were thorough andprofessional in handling all areas of the event – even offered new approaches along the way. A definite added value and Iwould highly recommend them to anyone looking to plan an extraordinary event.” - Abigail Humphrey, Director of Alumni Relations, Latin School of ChicagoGlobal Annual ComVort Meeting"Alexander deHilster and his team at ADH Meetings & Events did a tremendous job producing our 20th Global AnnualComVort Meeting in Chicago. From brilliant ideas and extraordinary locations to registration and coordinating of all thelogistics for both on and off-site events, to taking care of all the last minute requests and the quick responses to all theattendees’ questions from all continents, no matter what time of day. ADH Meetings & Events attentiveness, proactiveattention to detail and flexibility was very important to us as our attendees came to Chicago from all corners of the globe. Aunique team, excellent and passionate at what they do. A pleasure to work with them!“ - Brando Brandstäter, ComVort Group Worldwide, Barcelona, Spain ADH Meetings & Events 3712 North Broadway Street, Suite 337, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA 16 Office: +1-312-265-9759 Fax: +1-312-265-9764 www.ADH-Events.com

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