Sponsors


1. Diamond Sponsor

 

With sales of over $2.5 billion in 2015, ALTOUR is the largest independently owned travel management company in the United States and one of the largest travel management companies globally. Serving the luxury and mid-markets, ALTOUR has 57 offices and more than 1,300 travel professionals worldwide. In addition to travel management services, ALTOUR companies include ALTOUR Air, ALTOUR Tech, ALTOUR Meetings and Incentives and the ALTOUR Global Network.

ALTOUR is ranked among the largest travel agencies in the UK by Buying Business Travel and The Los Angeles Business Journal ranks ALTOUR as the #1 travel agency in Los Angeles County. ALTOUR has also been consistently named to the "CMI 25" listing as one of the largest and most influential meetings and incentives companies by MeetingsNet.

 

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle andTokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground.Delta has strong core values of honesty, integrity and respect. Our Rules of the Road define who we are and provide a solid foundation for Delta's culture.

 


2. Platinum Sponsor

 

Enterprise Holdings Inc. offers two great rental brands that give astute business travelers everything they need. Frequent renters at airports have long favored National Car Rental for speed and vehicle choice, while Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the first choice for business travelers who need to rent near their home or office while saving their company money.

By uniting these brands through our Drive AllianceSM program, Enterprise Holdings gives businesses the great service, value and convenience they expect from the brands they’ve come to know and trust – and the most comprehensive business rental solution in the marketplace.

 

Travel Incorporated is a forward thinking organization. We consult with Travel Executives, Procurement, Security & Risk Management. For more than 36 years, we have proven the value of a managed travel program by providing innovative solutions and personalized strategies.

Travel Incorporated is an expert in local, national and global travel management. We offer a strategic approach by creating unique travel management solutions for our clients based on their corporate culture and business objectives. With years of collective experience and a proven history of success, we are a Trusted Travel Advisor.

 


3. Gold Sponsor

 

FORBES MAGAZINE CALLS DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS, “ONE OF THE BEST DOWNTOWNS IN THE USA.” WE CALL IT HOME.

 The Amway Grand Plaza, JW Marriott Grand Rapids and Downtown Courtyard by Marriott – three unique hotels, signature restaurants and a multitude of meeting and convention capabilities in the heart of the entertainment, dining and business district of downtown Grand Rapids.

 While each hotel has its own individual personality, all three offer comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms designed to delight both business travelers and weekend wanderers. Rooms feature luxurious bedding, cotton-rich linens, nightly turndown service and a list of other A+ amenities meant to make your stay even more memorable.

 Thanks to a temperature-controlled skywalk, each hotel is connected to each other; as well as to DeVos Place Convention Center and the Van Andel Arena – so weather won’t keep you in one place. In fact, with 75 restaurants, bars, breweries, live music, museums and more within easy walking distance, you’ll want to get out and explore.

 Coming and going is easy, too. Access downtown Grand Rapids from major North/South US Highway 131 or East/West from I-96. If you’re flying, it’s just a 15-minute ride from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

 Visit our websites:

www.amwaygrand.com

www.ilovethejw.com

www.ourcourtyardgr.com

 


4. Silver Sponsor

 

Bishop International Airport (FNT) is "The smart way to fly." Flint offers the lowest average airfares in Michigan and guarantees you all of the destination options of a larger airport, flying from the comfort of a relaxing and beautiful facility.

Airlines include: Allegiant, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United, and Delta.

 


5. Bronze Sponsor

 

Allstar Transportation Inc. is a full service worldwide provider of ground transportation services. We have a wide selection of vehicles to offer including sedans, vans, SUV’s, limousines, Sprinters, coaches and buses. We can accommodate all of your transportation needs for any occasion. Our primary goal is to provide each of our clients with the best possible transportation experience at a competitive price. Here at Allstar Transportation, customer satisfaction is our leading priority. We are committed to the highest standards of service and vehicle excellence worldwide.

Allstar Transportation Inc. was founded in 1994 as Allstar Limousine Inc. by Robert Beutel with a single white limo in the Detroit suburbs. From 1994 to 1996 Allstar focused on satisfying the needs of the general public by providing transportation for weddings, proms, anniversaries and other special occasions. In 1997, Allstar purchased its first sedan and black limousine which signaled our entry into the corporate transportation marketplace. Focusing on Detroit limousine and Detroit airport sedan services, we continued to grow and expand. In 2002, Allstar Limousine became Allstar Transportation Inc, reflecting the company’s new focus as a multifaceted high quality supplier of corporate and entertainment transportation services.

Today, Allstar Transportation has grown into a leading worldwide ground transportation provider that offers service in more than 550 cities around the world.  While the majority of our business is based on corporate/business travel we do still cater to the liesure side of the industry as well.  We have adopted a 100% On-Time Guarantee and continue to focus on providing the best available service to our clients.

 

Headquartered in Detroit Michigan, we offer on site group coordination, streamlined central billing and personalized itinerary management. From a VIP client to a week long corporate event, we are here to help you make your event or meeting a complete success!

Our offerings include chauffeured ground transportation services for conventions, board meetings, airport transfers, worldwide transportation, group moves and special occasions. 

 

Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. "We will lead our industry by defining service excellence and building unmatched customer loyalty.

 

Program Management: We'll help you design a travel program and policy that delivers measurable results.

Integrating Technology: We’ll help you integrate the latest technologies without compromising control.

Traveler Satisfaction: We’ll help you balance the needs of your company with the services that keep travelers happy.

 

Conlin Travel was founded in 1959 by L. Thomas Conlin in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We have grown to a position of leadership in the travel community and now encompass several travel-related companies. Over the years we have worked with hundreds of thousands of clients striving to make each and every one of their travel journeys an exceptional experience and value.

Company founder Tom Conlin and his son Chris, president of Conlin Travel, shown at the right, instill a positive atmosphere within our company. At Conlin Travel, you will find a company that can make a difference for your organization. We believe in creating long term, lasting relationships with our clients by delivering measurable value while inspiring travelers' enthusiasm with innovation, energy and commitment.

 

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings Inc is an American car rental company with international locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is the largest U.S. car rental company by sales. 

 

For 25 years, Metro Cars has been the leading provider of chauffeured sedan, limousine and group transportation services in Michigan and the official curbside transportation provider at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. We’ve also expanded our expertise across the country and around the globe to serve our customers wherever they travel.

 

Located on the sunrise side of Mackinac Islandwith over 18 acres of lakefront property, you will find a Michigan resort unlike any other.  And with the most diverse set of amenities available on the island - from a full-service spa to a (quite famous) movie theater - there really is something for everyone.  Add to that over 38,000 square feet of event space across the resort, and you will find the property is also ideal for weddings, meetings, and events of all sizes

 

Pentastar Aviation is a leader in the world of business aviation, providing aircraft management, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics services, interior services, award-winning FBO services, and private jet charter operated through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.

Established in 1964 - originally as the internal flight department for the Chrysler Corporation – Pentastar Aviation has grown dramatically over the years to support the ever-evolving air travel industry. Today, under the ownership and nearly century-old air transportation legacy of Edsel B. Ford II, our operations include a wide range of products and services designed to satisfy the diverse requirements of both individual and corporate air customers. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to our customers.

We have been servicing both regional and global travelers for more than 50 years and are headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (KPTK), in Waterford Michigan.

 


6. Copper Sponsor

 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi provides an ideal location in southeast Michigan. Renovated in March 2016, the hotel features a newly designed atrium, guest rooms and meeting spaces. Our two-room suites have a private bedroom, a separate living area, two TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator, a microwave, a large work desk and WiFi.
 
Centrally located 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, downtown and Ann Arbor, the hotel offers easy access to neighboring Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Canton, Laurel Park Mall, Twelve Oaks Mall and other upscale shopping and restaurants.

 

The finest luxury hotel in Detroit, the Inn at St. John's has been etched in Michigan history and tradition.

 

An important part of our business is DTW transportation with a luxury feel(DTW – The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport) and other major airports in the Metro Detroit area including; Detroit City Airport (DET) and International Oakland County Airport (PTK). If you are looking for a Metro Detroit limo or chauffeur service, or a point-to-point transportation anywhere in Michigan, we are also here to help! Just as the renowned Metro Cars, we also focus on providing chauffeured transportation and believe that a luxury sedan is a great alternative especially if one is traveling alone, with a partner or a friend. Our fleet consists of the Lincoln Town Car Luxury sedans certified by the Michigan Department of Transportation and regularly inspected by certified auto mechanics. All vehicles are fully equipped and offer all the benefits of a stretch limo including complimentary snacks and beverages, free WiFi and tablets for the use by our clients.

 

Ideally located minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), we offer convenience and comfort while traveling to the Motor City.  Offering complimentary airport shuttle service, park and fly options for your vehicle during longer vacations as well as close proximity to local attractions, restaurants, Detroit casinos and shopping via Interstates I-275 and I-96, your next getaway to our Detroit airport hotel will take flight with convenience and comfort.