Lake Placid, N.Y. — The Conference Center at Lake Placid welcomed the National Ski Council Federation in September, marking the beginning of a busy fall season of meetings and conferences.
National Ski Council Federation meeting attendees consist of representatives from 30 ski councils, who collectively represent hundreds of thousands of ski club members throughout the US. Alternate delegates from the clubs will also be invited to attend, in addition to a number of other ski industry partners and corporate suppliers.
Immediately following that event, the Conference Center is set to welcome Albany Medical College Primary Care & Neurology Conference from Sept. 18-20, and then Ski Areas of New York, Inc. on Sept. 20-23.
October meetings at the Center include Student Information & Campus Administrative Services on Oct. 15-16 and the New York Library Association from Oct. 21-24, the latter with over 1,000 attendees expected!
Next year promises to be a successful one for the Conference Center, too. “2016 will represent the Conference Center’s busiest year since opening in 2011,” said Maryjane Lawrence, director of sales and marketing. “In addition to a variety of associations and club conferences, Lake Placid will be hosting owners, managers and club members from Anytime Fitness September 9-11, 2016, which will attract more than 3,500 attendees from across the US and internationally.”
The sales strategy for the Conference Center at Lake Placid is conducted cooperatively by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA). The strategy includes attracting a combination of regional day business, and multi-day, town-wide conferences.
The sales team coordinates hotel bids and proposals, assists groups and attendees in inventing custom programs for meetings and activities, develops comprehensive itineraries and spousal programs, and offers centralized accounting and a convenient online reservations system.