CONTACT: 561.391.3363


About Us

Essential Meeting Services is a Complete Global Resource & Meeting Management Company.

We are the extra hands companies are looking for today!

In business since 1990 with a global following & proven track record worldwide, applying superior organization, coordination, management, leadership & problem-solving skills. We understand the power of Meetings, Travel Incentives ,Special Events and Luxury Travel  and the role they play in aligning senior leaders,  staff and special groups with specific business and personal goals. EMS assists Corporations & Associations creating life changing experiences that in turn increase employee sales and loyalty.

All programs are customized based on budgets and getting results! We design & create successful meetings & incentives for:

  • ➢ Corporations
  • ➢ Associations
  • ➢ Credit Unions
  • ➢ Financial Institutions
  • ➢ Insurance Industry
  • ➢ Energy Companies
  • ➢ Tech Businesses
  • ➢ Health Care Industry
  • ➢ Manufacturing
  • ➢ Specialty Groups.

We are Specialists in Hotel & Venue Site Selection & Contract Negotiations. Our 1st priority is protecting your company!

We make you look good!  We take all the stresses away from operating Conferences Programs and Events.

Mission Statement:

Creating a company that serves global customers creating meetings, events, incentives, tours and site selection with a smile, respect and understanding. Bringing creativity to all challenges, getting amazing results supporting positive philosophies. Providing the extra hands people are looking for with loyalty, integrity, and knowledge. Bringing lifetime experiences and personal fulfillment to all who work with us.

The Vision:

Essential Meeting Services, a global company, that transforms everyday meetings, events, & tours into educational life changing experiences, so that our clients can succeed with their business goals.

How? By

• Providing stress-free operational & logistic experiences
• Gathering seasoned, creative and talented thinkers
• Having team players throughout the company
• Using available technology & our global network
• Keeping to our clients’ visions & budgets
• Offering special attention to detailed services, saving clients time & money
• Being friendly to all we meet and work with.
• Knowing the opportunities that people present seen and unseen.
• Finding the fun in daily challenges with what we do.

EMS is based in Boca Raton, Florida, Our physical office & Virtual office allows us to work from anywhere to produce results on a timely basis. We are technology efficient, internet/cloud savvy and implement web and on-line registration and housing software.

Complete meeting packages available or just choose the parts you need assistance with. Our seasoned professionals will design packages to fit your needs. Providing opportunities to reach your goals! Looking for a hands-on approach contact US TODAY! 561-391-3363 or

Sally Zalk


Sally brings 25+ years in the hospitality industry in Producing, Managing and Operating high impact Global Meetings, Travel  Incentives, Educational programs & Destination Management Services. Creating motivational & life changing experiences for participants, increasing sales and saving time & money for corporations and other types of organizations. Providing opportunities for sales teams to achieve their goals!

Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills. A Proven track record in managing, coaching, leadership & problem-solving skills. Developed a meeting management registration & budgeting software proprietary programs as well as experienced in various on-line applications.

Served on the Nassau Paradise Island Meeting Planners Advisory Board and speaks Brazilian Portuguese as a second language.

Sally has an extensive background in the following broad-based competencies: Hotel & Venue Sourcing, Contract Negotiations, New Product Sales Launches, International Conferences, Tradeshow Organization, Educational Programs & Tours, Ground Transportation Logistics, On-Site Meeting & Incentive Management, Vendor negotiation, Program Budgeting, Development of Email Marketing Campaigns, Online Registration, Tracking Housing, Menu planning & design, Staging, Lighting, Décor and Entertainment and Luxury Travel experiences with a purpose.


Phone 561-391-3363 ext 103

Trish Black


Trish brings more than 15 years of experience in Operations Management. Trish specializes in the efficient organization of company resources to direct activities toward project goals and objectives to ensure client satisfaction.

Phone 561-391-3363 ext 104

Ed Carey


Ed brings more than 20 years of experience in hotel and resort branding, sales and marketing to the Essential Meetings Team. Early in his career he was part of the opening team of one of the most significant resorts in the Caribbean, the El Conquistador Resort & Club and Las Casitas Villages where he continues to consult on sales deployment and tactics. He played a significant role in the development of LXR Luxury Resorts and served as the Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for the company’s resort, golf and marina properties in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

When LXR merged with what is now Hiltons Luxury Brands, Ed served as the Managing Director of Sales at the Boca Raton Resort and Club and Boca Beach Club where he was twice awarded the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts Director of Sales and Marketing of the year. Ed has a unique insight into the management of the hotel and resort experience and will help us build strong relationships and mutual trust with our partner providers.



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