XSITE Strategic Partners

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XSITE would not be possible without the collaboration of the following partners.  These individuals, and the organizations they represent, are regarded as the absolute best in the meetings industry.

Tara Liaschenko, CMM – The Link Event Professionals

9814 52nd Avenue North | St. Petersburg, FL 33708 | 727-439-0994

Tara@xsiteshow.com or Tara@thelinkevents.com

The Link Event Professionals


With over 15 years of planning experience, Tara Liaschenko is an award-winning professional who has earned an impeccable reputation for creativity and excellence in the event and meeting planning industry. Ms. Liaschenko began her career as a consultant in the fashion industry producing and directing.  She has supervised product education and training for a national research laboratory, launched an industry resource guide, and managed on-air image and product knowledge for HSN.  Her work has been based in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, and Florida.

Ms. Liaschenko is the Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Link Event Professionals, Inc., a global company based in St. Petersburg, Florida dedicated to planning services covering all aspects of meetings and events including concept development, site selection, contract negotiation, entertainment, catering & accommodations, décor design, promotion, production development, registration, and management.

An accomplished speaker, Ms. Liaschenko also facilitates board, staff, and client retreats, and in recent years, her company has expanded to facilitating strategic planning and leading business development planning for corporate and nonprofit clients.

Denise Glass – Sensory 5

4115 West Spruce Street | Tampa, FL 33607 | 813-876-8611


Sensory 5 Logo


Sensory 5 is a ‘think tank’ dedicated to the belief that marketing, advertising, and public relations are only successful through the management of senses and environments.  Their function is to define one’s interpretation of a product, service, or image by creating a methodical and strategic plan of influence on the marketplace’s environment and senses.

The Sensory 5 team is led by the belief that through adopting and utilizing the tools inherent in human nature, a successful marketing and branding campaign will be sustained. Their team consists of professionals each dedicated to their individual tasks to achieve group and client success. Experience, science, creativity and dedication to success form the backbone of their team.

Sensory 5 exists for their clients and works to create a conscious and predetermined course of action by the marketplace towards their client’s services, products, or image.  They push the edge of the envelope between traditional marketing and the use of psychology to study, influence, and ultimately win the market.

TJ Worrell, CTS, President – North Florida Chapter Meeting Professionals International (NFMPI)

1436 Rainbow Trail | Winter Springs, FL 32708 | 321-947-6190

TJ Worrell, CTS, President – thomas.worrell@avispl.com

North Florida Chapter MPI


The North Florida Chapter of MPI was established in 1995 and consists of approximately 150 members. It has a strong mix of planner members including corporate, association and third party independent planners. Their membership is rounded out by suppliers and hospitality partners.  MPI North Florida serves meeting planners in the Greater Jacksonville area, south to Daytona and west through the Florida panhandle.  Meetings are regularly held in the Jacksonville area and Tallahassee.

MPI North Florida builds connections through their regional community of students, meetings and hospitality industry professionals by delivering knowledge, ideas and resources with the worldwide network of MPI’s 25,000 members.

With a strong commitment to the Tallahassee market they make their members successful by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships, and interactive events such as XSITE.

Danielle Seaberg –  Grand Events of Florida

2715 East Adamo Drive | Tampa, FL 33605 | 813-248-0200


Grand Events


For twenty-five years, Grand Events of Florida has been a leading event production agency, creating and producing thousands of innovative events across the United States. This women-owned business specializes in expertly tailoring and customizing each client’s event from start to finish. Priding themselves on their high levels of customer service and always working diligently to exceed expectations. Since opening in 1986, Grand Events continues to add to their wealth of experience and proudly boasts one of the largest decor houses in Florida. With an impressive inventory, combined with the skills and knowledge of current trends, Grand Events has the capacity to custom design cutting-edge decor; to make each and every event they produce a unique experience.

Felice Levy – ITM MOBILE

Post Office Box 1200 | Palm Harbor, FL 34682 | 727-638-8121


itm mobile


ITM Mobile creates innovative mobile technology solutions for meetings, events, expos and tradeshows, destination and DMC’s, hotels and venues, promotional marketing campaigns and custom made apps development.

After years of experience working with mobile technology – listening to, engaging and interacting with their customers to find the most effective, efficient and suitable solution for their needs – ITM has gained tremendous expertise when it comes to consulting, developing and designing apps.

They are just as comfortable working with Web-based, Native Hybrid or Native Offline apps and pride themselves in designing responsive products that fit the device the user is accessing it from, whether it being a SmartPhone, Tablet, Laptop or Desktop.

This has resulted in their team frequently being invited to speak at events and seminars around the world on the topics of mobile trends and innovative technology solutions.

Their mobile apps benefit users in a wide variety of ways, so whether you are looking for a “DIY” (do-it-yourself) apps building tool; a “Fully Supported App” (where they assist with the input and management of content); or a “Custom Made app Solution” ~ ITM Mobile has the products, experience and the expertise to help you realize your goals and objectives.

Thomas “TJ” Worrell, CTS – AVI-SPL

6206 Benjamin Road, Suite 310 |Tampa, FL 33624| 888-884-7148




Organizations that seek cost-effective ways to improve their operations while saving money turn to the expertise of AVI-SPL. Their company is the result of a 2008 merger between Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) and Signal Perfection Ltd (SPL), two companies with a longstanding history of accolades from the AV integration industry. Over the years, their mission has outgrown traditional AV to include the worlds of building automation, physical security, digital media, cloud-based services, video conferencing over IT networks and unified communications that allow businesses to stay connected from virtually any device — from the desktop computer to the smart phone.

AVI-SPL designs, installs and supports technological solutions that help organizations of all types collaborate and communicate effectively — from video control centers to hospital paging systems to conference rooms equipped for real-time video communications. Headquartered in the U.S., they have a global reach through their alliance with partners around the world. With each project, their goal is making complex, advanced communication solutions that are easy to use by their clients, so that they can focus on the task at hand.

They want their clients to think of them as a partner, a trusted ally they can depend on to solve problems and improve their operations.