Sentry Centers is now Convene.

Since inception we have been committed to refining our approach and have ultimately defined an entirely new category of the collaboration and conference space business. Our rebirth as Convene is the expression and materialization of our commitment to every aspect of space, service, culinary, and technology offerings.

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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.

During business hours you can expect to be contacted by an account manager within one hour of submitting this form or otherwise within the first two hours of the following business day.

For immediate live assistance you may always call (888) 730-7307 to be routed to your local Convene office.

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The Convene 730 Third Avenue space is New York’s largest dedicated conference center; over 25,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space offering groups from 20-450 spectacular views, state-of-the-art built-in technology and resource-rich conference rooms. The site’s design carefully blends classic corporate architecture and timeless finishes with Convene’s progressive technology package and anticipatory service offering.

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Collaboratively Design Spaces

Every decision we make is based on a deep understanding of the needs of the Meeting Planner, their Client, and the Meeting Participants.

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Culinary

At 730 Third Avenue, we pride ourselves on our culinary offerings. Every day we have Morning break, Afternoon breaks, as well as morning fare and lunch.  Want dinner? We can arrange that as well.

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Networking

Convene at 730 Third Avenue is a great location for networking events in our beautiful foyer.

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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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SERVICE TEAM

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Fani Urgiles
Production Coordinator
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Prior to becoming part of the Convene family, Fani was a bio-chemistry major in Ecuador. She gained her years of food and beverage experience after working as a Catering Supervisor at the Hilton in Stamford, CT. Her strong team mentality came from working as a nurse’s assistant at the Ocean View Hospice for several years, where she learned to put on many hats and grow as a professional. Since joining the team, Fani has won our Associate of the Month award and shortly after that promoted to Production Coordinator.

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Fani loves to spend time with her daughters teaching them to be better cooks than she is.

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Eve Chiang
Production Manager
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From a young age, Eve knew she would work in the hospitality industry, as it’s where her true passion lies. After graduating with a B.S. from a hospitality university, Eve has worked in the hospitality field for over 20 years with focus in operations and meetings.

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In her spare time, she can be found baking healthy snacks for the office or buying any new kitchen gadgets.

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Matthew Volpe
Service Manager
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Matthew started his career as a Project Manager for East Coast Building Services when he graduated from Curry College. After helping his father run 2 Italian restaurants in New Jersey he decided his passion was in hospitality. He worked for the Carlyle hotel for 3 1/2 years where he started as a Purchasing Agent. Shortly after, he was promoted to Food and Beverage Manager role which landed him a Manager of the Quarter award.

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Matthew biggest adventure was sky diving, but sports are his favorite activity. Playing baseball his entire life, his most memorable vacation was when he visited 11 of the oldest baseball stadiums. He also enjoys attending sporting events and going to the beach with family and friends.

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Jorge Santiago
Technology Manager
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Jorge’s career in AV began while he was still in high school, where he worked in the school AV department for two years.  After graduating from St. John's University with a BS in Communication Arts, Jorge freelanced for video production companies throughout the New York area for a year before becoming the Operations Manager for the AV department at the New York Hilton hotel.  In the 16 years since, Jorge has held Assistant Director and Director positions in convention hotels like the Sheraton New York and luxury hotels such as the St. Regis, Waldorf=Astoria and New York Palace.

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Jorge has coached little league baseball for 8 years and has taken two teams to the Williamsport Little League World Series state finals.

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Anh Phan
Production Coordinator
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Anh earned her B.S. in Hospitality Management from San Francisco State University. Guided by seven years of experience in the hospitality industry, Anh challenges herself by striving to offer exemplary service to all meeting participants. She brings a vibrant personality and positive attitude to Convene and is excited to be in a place where excellent service is a standard.

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Anh is a foodie and to maintain this lifestyle, she loves cooking for herself, others and is always trying new recipes.

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Nathan Hargreaves
Service Manager
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Nathan has served as the Service Director for BLT Fish and as General Manager for Sho Shaun Hergatt, New York. His fine dining service at Sho Shaun Hergatt earned his team two Michelin Stars, one of only seven New York restaurants with the honor.

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Nathan grew up in Maine and now loves experiencing all four seasons in New York.

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Jeffrey Beck
Technology Advisor
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With over 12 years in event technology, Jeffery has polished his craft at a number of hotels and music venues on the East Coast. At places like the Intercontinental, the Barclay and the Millennium Broadway Hotel, and Executive Conference Center, he’s held positions from sound designer to event technology manager. With this expansive knowledge, he helped create our Event Technology department. He received his B.A. in Communication from William Paterson University.

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Jeffery is an accomplished, recorded bass player in various music projects spanning more than 15 years.

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Vesna Hunter
General Manager
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A graduate of Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality, Vesna has gained over 10 years of hospitality experience in both the New York and Philadelphia areas. Her passion for hospitality has expanded to organizing Community Food Service Initiatives to supporting New York Stock Exchange Events Team. Her commitment to customer service led her to achieve the Pinnacle Award for Customer service for two consecutive years in Philadelphia.

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Vesna is lover of the performing arts and comes from a very musically gifted family, though was informed by her very same family that she is tone deaf.

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Anthony Panassidi
Technology Manager
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Anthony has worked at numerous hotels and conference centers throughout his 13-year career in both New York City and the Tri-State area. During that time, he held many positions including Project Manager, Lead Technician, as well as, Director of Technology.

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Anthony enjoys hunting with his father and brothers or trying to relax with his 18 nieces and nephews.

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Lori Quagliana
Production Manager
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Lori brings 11 years of experience to Convene. She has held several positions within the New York City Marriott properties, most recently Senior Event Manager. In this role, she handled groups of up to 1,500 guests and was responsible for planning high profile social and corporate events. Lori is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Hospitality Management.

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Lori can’t start her day without Starbucks and on weekends you can catch her around the New York concert scene or shopping at Bloomingdales.

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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.