Partnerships are paramount

At Global Meetings Portfolio, we believe long-term customer relationships and vibrant supplier partnerships are paramount.

We foster a virtuous cycle of information sharing, strategizing, and successful meeting execution, all centered around relationships that only grow stronger with time.

With customers in mind, we work with an unlimited portfolio of hotels and qualified DMCs. This distinguishing feature offers you a whole world of possibilities from which we curate a short list of best-in-class locations. We’ve placed thousands of meetings in hundreds of destinations, and our biggest lesson learned is that meetings succeed when they’re booked where they truly belong.

We put time and effort into understanding what makes your meeting unique. That’s how we are able to offer you truly creative solutions, craft detailed RFPs that get attention, and present you with the most viable venue options—including some you might not expect. Whether you need the right setting for an intimate think tank, the right vibe for a dynamic customer event, or the right cachet for an exclusive incentive program, we know your place. (And if you just want 24-hour turnaround on rates, dates, and space, we can do that too.)

Our talents go beyond qualifying and sourcing hotels and DMCs to include creative brainstorming, negotiating, contracting, site visit planning, and conflict resolution. Throughout the process, you have our full investment in helping you and your meeting succeed.

Best of all, we’re compensated by our hotel and DMC partners, who trust us to connect them with customers whose meetings are aligned with what they have to offer. From the initial introduction to the final expression of gratitude, relationships remain at the center. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

“In the end, it’s not just about finding your meeting’s place in the world. It’s about you feeling good for having been there.”
—Beth Hamiroune

Beth Hamiroune

Founder and President

Throughout her 30 years in meetings and hospitality, Beth has been a passionate advocate for the industry, celebrating the remarkable value that meetings and events bring to our individual and collective lives. Having secured thousands of programs in hundreds of destinations, she firmly believes  the success of any meeting is directly related to the time spent in the earliest stages of meeting development as it brings such clarity to the overall strategy and sourcing. With that sentiment in mind, Beth founded Global Meetings Portfolio in 2014 under a simple guiding principle: “It’s not about what we have in our portfolio, it’s about what you need to make your meeting a success.”

The company offers meeting organizers a boundless network of hotels and qualified DMC resources, and Beth takes pride in engaging both customers and partners to create memorable, valuable, amazing experiences. Whether in Dubai, Boston, Marrakesh, or Miami, she fosters a wealth of connections that result in an abundance of creative solutions that are sure to breathe life to every program.

With 15 years of experience on property, Beth understands the effect a meeting has on a hotel’s operation and revenues. And with another 15 years in national sales for both hotels and DMCs, she’s a natural at problem-solving, qualifying, negotiating, contracting, and partnerships. During her professional life with Sheraton, Sonesta Hotels, Associated Luxury Hotels International, Krisam Group, and Global Events Partners, Beth also invested her energy and skill to the educational side of meeting management, serving for 10 years as an instructor in Meetings Management Certificate Programs at Bentley University and Northeastern University. Her 22-year membership in Meeting Professionals International includes nine years on the MPI New England Board of Directors and one year as New England Chapter President.

The industry continues to grow and change—consolidation creates mega-brands, software drives pricing metrics, and automated sourcing brings the promise of efficiency. But what remains constant is the value that planners and suppliers place on Beth’s long experience and level of engagement. That’s the difference Global Meetings Portfolio offers very customer and partner.