One leadership team from start to finish. On all your programs, anywhere, anytime.

We work with you to create events that motivate and inspire. As global leaders in experience design, we combine our vast industry connections with years of expertise to deliver a package that is perfectly tailored to your organization’s strategic needs.

Personalized service you can count on.

Osprey Meetings and Events is comprised of a core team of professionals with a unique business model that provides scalability to our clients without inflating costs. Our family philosophy with contractors, partners and clients takes our involvement to a personal level.

Professional Team

Our family of professionals provide every skill necessary to make a meeting or event a complete success.

Collaboration

Collaboration helps us fully understand our client’s objectives and goals by providing frequent progress updates.

Communication

Communication is an integral part of Osprey Meetings & Events. Our team is equipped with the skills to listen, communicate efficiently, and understand goals and objectives.

Capitalizing on Technology

We use technology, along with the client’s requirements, to provide integration, security, and reliability.

Creativity

We use creativity to provide the most memorable experience possible. Our custom tailored meetings and events achieve our client’s exact needs and objectives.

Maximizing ROI

We develop one of a kind events while still maximizing our client’s return on investment.

Our process.

Define/Identify
  • Meeting & Event goals and objectives
  • Budget
  • Overall Guest Experience
  • Potential Venue sites
  • Meeting Content and Agenda
  • Past programs and experiences
  • Attendee profile
Design/Plan
  • Site Visits/Preplanning
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Audio Visual/Meeting Production
  • Décor & Entertainment
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Food & Beverage Component
  • Offsite Event Venues
  • Experiential Tours & Activities
  • Create the WOW factor/Challenge the status quo
EXECUTE
  • Timeline
  • Registration
  • Staffing
  • Venue Liaison
  • Vendor Coordination
EVALUATE & ANALYZE
  • Assess/Measure ROI
  • Determine Future Modeling

Leadership Team

Meet the industry experts in creating memorable events and unique experiences.

Katie Adams

Katie Adams

Katie is a seasoned hospitality and meeting professional with over 25 years of service in destination management and event design. Katie is well known within the industry for creating unforgettable events. Katie’s gift of organization, incredible attention to detail, creative imagination and concept design has earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an event planner. No matter the size or scale of the event, she infuses each and every program with her signature creativity, passion and style. Katie’s keen ability to listen to her clients and manage a diverse array of program initiatives has led to many successful long-term client relationships.

Noelle Christie

Noelle Christie

With over 15 years of experience in the event planning industry, Noelle learned the support she provides is as important as the content of the convention. Noelle believes in the philosophy of individual hands-on attention and superior level of service from the planning stages through to actual on-site program operation. She is a leader in the event management industry and has garnered a reputation of superior customer satisfaction.

Paget Kirkland

Paget Kirkland

Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. Skilled in Catering, Sales, Hospitality Industry, Weddings, and Event Management. Strong business development professional with a BA focused in Psychology from University of Kansas.

Tamir Rankow

Tamir Rankow

Entrepreneur and senior executive with experience in building, owning, managing and operating businesses. Nationally recognized and internationally sought after corporate advisor and consultant. Over thirty years experience including building and selling his own national brand to a Fortune 500 company. Pioneering and adding new business solutions into existing industry segments for the Fortune 50, as well as being a business operations expert.

Randy Smith

Randy Smith

For the past 30 years, Randy has overseen all areas of transportation management. Randy’s main focus is working with clients to ensure their overall objectives are accomplished, which include planning, implementation, ongoing direction and complete satisfaction.

Got questions? We have the answers.

Please browse below for answers to common questions. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to write to us using the form at the bottom of this page.

 

What is the process? How do we work with you?

We believe in good communication. First we schedule a discovery call to learn your company culture, goals and desired outcomes along with budget parameters for the event. We value and respect the details that matter towards the production of a successful outcome with no surprises. Once our understanding meets your approval, we work as an extension of your team to secure the best location at the best rate. On your behalf, we handle communications through contract negotiations and provide you with a detailed dashboard summary and budget estimate ensuring you have the complete picture, eliminating surprises. While we’re handling these logistics, you are freed up to focus on the high level aspects of planning multiple events and program content. We provide all this at no cost to you. Additionally, if you require on-site execution, our team of seasoned professions are at your service and available at competitive industry rates.

Our services are complimentary, so what’s the catch?

There is no catch! There is no cost to you or your organization. Our services are compensated through commission fees paid by the hotel/resort. Over 80% of meeting and incentive business involves firms like AM&HS and is budgeted as a “cost of sales” in supplier business models ensuring no impact to the consumer for utilizing official and accredited global travel companies like ours.

Can you plan events on cruise lines?

Yes, hosting an event on a cruise ship or river cruise provides unique opportunities for meetings and incentive programs. Chartered ships allow for the highest level of branding and customized experiences. Let our team of seasoned experts navigate these sometimes complex waters and help you deliver an exceptional event on the high seas!

Can you plan international events?

We know planning an event in another country can be very complex and we can help. Our team has extensive experience in global hospitality and is excited to help you plan your next international event!

What are the benefits of utilizing an event planner/DMC?

Hiring OspreyME to conceptualize and coordinate a program alleviates the stress and pressure involved in planning and execution, allowing you to focus on the big picture.  When planning an event, reinforcing your brand and message should be a top priority. Everything about the event should help create a WOW experience for your guests. Your meeting theme and content need to come together to support that experience and carry out your message. OspreyME will free you up to manage the crucial decisions – like venue selection, event design and overall brand and message.  OspreyME represents YOU, and helps you achieve your goals and objectives for that event. You benefit from our knowledge of local products, network of suppliers and buying power. We will negotiate on your behalf, keeping your best interests and budget in mind.

What services does OspreyME provide on-site?

A planner is pulled in so many different directions, between focusing on the content and the messaging of a program, and the logistics of managing a large group of people. OspreyME becomes an extension of your team on-site,  managing the program logistics and jumping in when unexpected distractions pop up. It can be something trivial, such as, “Oh my gosh, it’s so-and-so’s birthday, we need a cake,” to something really serious like getting an attendee to a hospital. That’s not where your energies should be focused — they should be worried about the next presentation and the speaker who’s going up onstage. Partnering with OspreyME lets you do just that, while knowing that the surprises are being handled effectively.

How does OspreyME differ from the traditional meeting company?

When you partner with OspreyME you work with one unified team of experts from start to finish.

How do you keep budgets on track?

We are meticulous about keeping track of all expenses related to your program through continuous monitoring of vendor costs and knowing where to prioritize spending.

Why do I need transportation?

Transportation is an important aspect of your program that can quickly sink your meeting. The right arrival and departure experiences can bookend your meeting and leave lasting impressions on your attendees. Do you really want to manage the arrival experience for guests who forgot to tell you they changed their flight, attendees who can’t seem to find the greeters, or what to do about the bus that broke down on the highway?  OspreyME will manage these logistics and more, from the original budget negotiations, manifest management, on location oversight of the transportation services and every back up plan imaginable. OspreyME will also vet every vendor to verify proper insurance coverage to protect your company and attendees.

Experiences: elevated.

We aim to deliver a unique solution on a consistent basis, the likes of which hardly exists in the marketplace.