We know we’re not the only event planners out there. Far from it. In fact, you may feel overwhelmed at the array of choices. The truth is, many companies can do a good job with your event. But why settle for good in these uncertain times? Take one variable out of the equation and go with our proven performance history. It’s the Ashton Difference.
We prevent problems before they start. Every team member at ACPP has at least 25 years of experience with various aspects of event planning and management. We’ve seen it all, and we can help you foresee problems so they can be stopped in their tracks.
Michele is the best in the business! Her experience and knowledge is obvious in everything she does. She is easy to work with, extremely flexible and open to new and out-of-the-box ideas. She always gets the job done right, on time and within budget!
Think of us as an extension of your staff. Our goal is much more than producing one great event: it’s a long-term relationship. We take the time to get to know our clients’ culture and organizational goals so we can jump in and assist throughout the year with budgeting, goal setting, marketing, sponsorship, accounting and much more.
Through her patience and ability to build solid relationships, Michele is capable of making everyone feel welcome and essential to the success of the event. Michele’s organizational skills can be seen through her event planning; the conferences remain upbeat and timely and provide information that continues to educate and motivate everyone in attendance.
Content starts with the understanding that every meeting, conference or seminar has a purpose — a set of key messages and takeaways that should be engrained into the minds of attendees. By identifying those objectives, ACPP takes an active role in designing the overall event structure and content. That includes helping presenters understand client objectives and guiding them to adapt their presentations in ways that are proven to resonate with attendees. It also means coaching conference committees and multidisciplinary teams and offering other strategies for successfully achieving client goals.
Michele has an exceptional talent for developing and producing conferences. Content is critical to attracting and engaging attendee and her programs are designed to do just that. She stays current on adult education trends while finding the right mix of topics and speakers in any industry sector. She is professional, loyal and dedicated.
Planning is a part of our name. Last-minute project? No problem. Tight budget? We can work with that. Event production requires dedication, experience and above all — flexibility. Ask us, and we’ll make it happen.
Michele gets the job done and I appreciate her professionalism. We have enjoyed our 10+ year association with her very much. Michele is great fun to work with and always focuses on outcomes and the team. She is among the best!
You don’t have to worry that we’re not experts in your field — we’re experts in ours. We know the questions to ask to get to the heart of what you and your constituents want
What amazes me most about working with Michele is her ability to immerse herself into each industry and make herself a subject-matter expert full of knowledge, contacts and resources. Michele can handle all of the meeting components as well. From contract negotiation, AV requirements, catering, and board leadership, she can handle every aspect of the conference program. I cannot recommend Michele and her team enough.
It’s a mean world out there, and meeting planning today requires constant attention to the colors in the balance sheet. We at Ashton know how to cut costs without compromising quality to keep you in the black.
Michele has provided excellent service. While being reliable and consistent with outcomes, Michele has contributed positively to the final financial outcome of our events through cost-saving measures and her ability to provide a thorough review of all service contracts our association engages for our events.