Welcome to our RFP Center. Please take a moment to complete this brief form to submit your RFP to Convene.

We understand how important the success of your meetings is and are honored that you are considering hosting your program with us.

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Convene at 32 Old Slip Forum
Convene at 32 Old Slip Water Studio
Convene at 32 Old Slip Nourish Cafe
Convene at 32 Old Slip Lounge

Located in the heart of the Financial District, Convene at 32 Old Slip celebrates our commitment to human-centered design, bringing highly effective and empathetic design strategies to ensure the most productive meetings possible. This forward-thinking approach delivers measurable, positive results and consistently focused, inspired participants.


Lessons from TED

Six Meeting Planner Lessons Learned From TED

Meetings and conferences have a “social life” all their own. TED offers a great example of how it can work.

Owning The Guest Experience

Owning the guest experience

General Manager of 32 Old Slip shares customer-centric focus to make collaborative meetings most successful.


Bromberg Group Collaboration

Convene, in collaboration with The Bromberg Group, has conducted research into the very nature of successful professional meetings.




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Driven by Human-Centered Design

The meetings business was not an obvious choice for Convene founders Ryan Simonetti and Chris Kelly. Then a chance to adopt an existing corporate conference facility developed…

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Engineering the Meeting Planners’ Dream Menu

“Engineered” is one word that you usually don’t want to see mentioned on a menu but, our chefs have created and exception to that rule.

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Rethinking Tech: 86ing the “Nickels and Dimes”

As part of the research process that ultimately produced Convene, we conducted focus groups where our clients expressed their feedback and suggestions on how we could serve them better.

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Understanding Meeting Types Informs Better Meeting Planning

Understanding and identifying the three primary meeting types informs every aspect of strategic meeting planning.

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Convene NYC team members
Jacquelyn Friel
Relationship Sales Specialist

With a B.A. in Advertising form Michigan State University, Jackie brings a creative perspective to the Convene sales team. Her eye for innovation evolved from her background in advertising, design and sales. Past positions have also enabled her to hone her skills in project coordination and teamwork.

Fun Fact

Jackie recently moved to New York City and finds the lifestyle exciting.  From the amazing fashion to the latest food craze the city is everything she imagined.

Convene NYC team members
Nicole Cruse
Production Specialist

Nicole graduated from Niagara University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She interned in Event Production with Pinch Food Design, a unique catering company in Chelsea, New York. Upon graduation, Nicole became an Assistant Dining Room Manager at Plainfield Country Club.

Fun Fact

Nicole loves learning about food and wine. She also has a passion for interior design

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Jenifer Santangelo
Production Manager

Jen graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Throughout Jen’s career she has won manager of the month award three times and two “Spirit to Serve” recognitions from Marriott Hotels. She has over 8 years of work experience with several Marriott properties and has maintained an optimistic attitude in everything she does while motivating those around her.

Fun Fact

Jen thinks that exercising is a very important part of life and she enjoys cycling and playing tennis.

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Matt Rubinstein
Technology Manager

For more than 10 years, Matt has worked with professional audiovisual production companies on large-scale performances ranging from distinguished speakers to national acts. Through his work at full production companies, hotels, and conference centers, he has been recognized through various awards in theatrical productions and professional audio mixing.

Fun Fact

Matt enjoys the outdoors and is most keen on fishing and skydiving.

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Aleksandra Parada
Executive Chef

Executive Chef Aleksandra Parada developed her passion for food in Poland where she was born and raised. She entered the Culinary Institute of New York, expanding her knowledge of food, refining techniques and honing skills. Upon graduating, Aleksandra secured her first position working as a prep cook at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City, followed by 10 years as Assistant Executive Chef. In 2010, Aleksandra began a three-year tenure working at the prestigious River Club in New York City as their Assistant Executive Chef. Among her numerous responsibilities in commanding the restaurant, Aleksandra trained staff, created innovative menus, and organized banquet events for Manhattan’s elite.

Fun Fact

When Aleksandra is not in the kitchen, she enjoys spending time outdoors during all seasons – snow skiing or summer barbequing with her family.

Jeffrey Reichstein
Jeffrey Reichstein
General Manager

Jeffrey has been in the hospitality industry for the past 30 years. He started at Operations with Hyatt, then moved to Finance for Ian Schrager, Special Events with Sonnier & Castle, and onto Catering Sales for Starwood. Now, he has brought his breath of knowledge and experience back to Operations at Convene.

Fun Fact

He qualified for the Boston marathon after running his first marathon in 3 hours 12 minutes in Seaside, Oregon.

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Monthly Feature


New Perfect Plates for Spring/Summer 2014

Our culinary team has recently released their new perfect plates for Spring and Summer of 2014. Considering every palate and preference, they create fresh, seasonal meals in our on-site kitchen that support an enjoyable and healthful experience for everyone. Our approach intentionally eliminates meeting planner stress by fully anticipating allergies and dietary restrictions into our standard menu.