Our Story

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Our Story

Summit Planners was formed in 2002 as a partnership between two highly experienced industry professionals. Our aim was to re-personalize the service of facilitating Meeting and Incentive travel. To move from what had increasingly become a cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all, impersonal approach to distinctive events tailored to our clients’ individual goals.  Since its formation, the founders of Summit Planners have worked to create a company culture that thrives on ingenuity, resourcefulness, responsiveness, flexibility and energy.

Our Experience:

The founders shared a combined 45 years of experience in the industry before they developed Summit Planners. Today, our company consists of a high-quality team of professionals possessing broad-based experience in the meeting and incentive planning industry. Headquartered in the Midwest, Summit Planners works with corporations from across the United States and Europe involved in a variety of industries. Summit Planners annually coordinates programs to diverse domestic and international destinations. 

What we do:

Our clients are interested in results-driven programs - events which result in customer retention, employee engagement, and send a message of appreciation to the people who make a difference for them.

By trusting our team of professionals, you can be assured that the contracts for accommodations, air, charters, ground transportation, side trips and activities are all favorable to you. Should your program require on-site assistance, we provide skilled account managers who can enhance the experience of each individual guest and handle any unexpected situation large or small that may occur.  Your transportation is secure, the venues are exceptional and your program is poised for success. With these details out of your way, you can concentrate on your business goals and objectives.

Mission and Core Values:

To design innovative programs that encompass our clients' goals and ideals, resulting in a successful and rewarding experience for them. 

  • We operate our personal and professional lives with ethics and integrity.
  • We treat each other, our clients, and our industry suppliers with respect and genuine concern for their well-being.
  • We acknowledge that our success is intrinsically tied to our clients’ success.
  • We will maintain excellence in all aspects of our company.
  • We are devoted to making a workplace conducive to the personal growth and happiness of all employees.