At Meeting Contractors, LLC we are dedicated to providing the highest level of professional meeting and event planning services to our clients. Organizations worldwide can turn to us when they are looking for the best in meeting assistance & support!
Providing superior service at an economical value is our mission. We realize that customer service stretches beyond the direct interactions with our clients, but to our vendors as well. Having developed a wide network of some of the industry's top service providers, Meeting Contractors is able to ensure that our clients receive the absolute best products & services at the most competitive prices.
Located in Alexandria, Virginia, just four miles from Washington, D.C., we are able to use our local knowledge and connections to effectively assist domestic & international organizations looking to bring their meetings to D.C. or the surrounding Metro area. However, we are also well-equipped to take your meetings to other parts of the globe as well.
Michael Cubbage, CMP, CGMP has worked in the meetings industry since 2007 and has experienced both sides of our industry, having worked as both a supplier and a planner and has found his niche in the hybrid position of a professional independent planner. Michael has been involved with the planning of many types of professional meetings & events from association annual meetings with 5,000+ attendees, to street festivals, government meetings, high-end corporate events & multi-day international medical forums. Additionally, he has experience serving a diverse group of clientele, including associations, corporations and government agencies.
Michael has been an active member of the Association of Meeting
Professionals (AMPs) since 2008 and has served on a number of committees and on it's Board of Directors, culminating with the role of the 2014-2015 Chair of the organization. He was a nominee for the 2011-2012 "AMPe Award" for Outstanding Meeting Professional of the Year, and in 2021 he was awarded the organization's Chairman's Award. Additionally, he has served on the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) national Emerging Leaders Committee as co-chair, and in 2014 was selected as part of its 2015 class of top 20 in their Twenties for the meetings industry. In 2014, Michael joined the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) and also earned his CGMP (Certified Government Meeting Professional) designation and in 2020 earned a certificate in Virtual Event & Meeting Management through the Event Leadership Institute. Michael is an alumnus of George Mason University, where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Tourism & Events Management.
Simone Kolnik has worked in special events, meetings, and promotions across the media & entertainment, non-profit, and hospitality fields since 2007. Simone has served on various events, creative services/marketing, catering, and sales & planning teams to coordinate and execute successful experiences for corporate, government, non-profit and social groups. Additionally, she was routinely tasked with handling on-site logistics for appearances of national and international public figures due to her professional, confidential and poised approach. This diverse background has made Simone a dynamic team-player and an exceptional Conference Associate for Meeting Contractors & its clients.
Simone has been a member of the Association of Meeting Professionals
(AMPs) since 2011 where she served terms as Co-Chair of the Special Events Committee and Executive Board Member. In 2013, Simone was the recipient of the “AMPe Award” for Outstanding Service Professional of the year. Simone is an alumna of Bowie State University, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Communications and a concentration in Public Relations.