Because we book thousands of events worldwide each year, we’ve built solid international industry relationships . These associations are most beneficial when it comes time to negotiate. And because hotels compensate us directly, there is no cost to you for these services.
Conference management is about effective planning , and analyzing the meeting environment in order to make sure it is appropriate for your event. At ConferenceDirect, our approach to conference management is simple… we strive to exceed our customer's goals .
Our team is here to help you meet your mark at each hotel with effective room block management. We will develop a strategy to fit your individual needs. Real-time, accurate reporting puts you at ease that there will be no surprises . Let us help you reduce slippage and avoid attrition by connecting Housing with Registration.
Create a first-class impression with your attendees through a quality registration experience. ConferenceDirect knows the right technology to make your meeting’s attendee management simple and flexible. From standard registrations to 100% customized attendee management software, we’re here for you .
Your conference or meeting is way too important to leave anything to chance. When you work with ConferenceDirect, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with partnering with highly seasoned professionals .
Experienced Management Team
Brian D. Stevens, President & CEO
Brian Richey, Executive Vice President
Jerry Horan, COO
Cathy Brown- Executive Vice President
Dave Scypinski, Senior Vice President
Jim VanDevender, Vice President Training & Development/ Team Leader
Jeffrey Devine, CMP, Vice President Conference Management
Adam M. Briggs, Vice President Housing & Registration
Meeting News identified ConferenceDirect as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Companies in the industry. We’re constantly thinking of ways to leverage our buying power , experience and industry knowledge to deliver even more value to our customers.
4,970 Meetings Booked in 2009 1,698,490 Room Nights Booked in 2009
ConferenceDirect’s customers represent every industry and include both corporations and associations from around the globe. We work with groups of all sizes, helping them to arrange and manage events for 25 to 10,000 , on a local, state, regional, national or international level.
ConferenceDirect Customer Testimonials “ We are dedicated to saving our customers time and money by providing the most technologically advanced and professional meeting planning services in the industry. Our goal is to exceed your expectations at every point of contact. We want to be your partner in success.” Brian D. Stevens
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words “ Microsoft highly values the competent, cost effective support provided by ConferenceDirect. They are now a fundamental element in planning our annual events and product launches.” Microsoft Corporation
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 1) “ The professionals at ConferenceDirect have been an outstanding resource for our business. Their quality of service, attention to detail, can-do approach to everything and thorough commitment to excellence is unmatched in this business.” National Hockey League
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 2) “ The best decision I ever made was to engage ConferenceDirect to assist ACTE with our Annual Convention." Association for Career and Technical Education
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 3) “ The knowledge and professionalism that ConferenceDirect lent to our meeting led to the most successful conference in the history of our company.” Nobel Biocare
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 4) “ Through ConferenceDirect we have realized how strategic destinations can offer value-added savings for future conventions.” SunGard Higher Education
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 5) “ The expertise provided by ConferenceDirect was amazing. I will not do another conference without them. True professionals in every sense of the word.” Boston Market
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 6) “ ConferenceDirect's exceptional knowledge of the hotel and travel industry adds a new level of efficiency to our planning process.” American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 7) “ ConferenceDirect Housing & Registration deserves much of the praise for the success of our most recent Users Conference. Thank you for helping us raise the bar on our level of service to our customers.” CSC Financial Services Group
Our Customers Say it Best… In Their Own Words (Continued 8) “ ConferenceDirect has been a great addition to our Event Team. Their expert, precise and creative registration services have contributed immensely to the success of our programs. They are a valuable resource.” L'Oreal USA / Redken