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ConferenceDirect was founded and is staffed by some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Our sole focus is on helping our clients to streamline the increasingly complex and costly details involved in a successful meeting or convention, including:

• Site Selection and Contract Negotiation
• Conference Management
• Housing
• Registration

Over 1400 clients rely on our industry know-how to help ensure that all details of their meeting or convention are handled smoothly, efficiently, and within budget. In 2011, we represented more than 2.7 million group room nights in buying power and successfully negotiated more than 8,100 contracts.

We offer site selection and contract negotiation at absolutely NO COST to our clients. The hotels and service partners that we represent pay us a commission for bringing you to them.

Our other services are provided at extremely competitive ala-carte rates.

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  1. 1. TheConferenceDirect Difference Proven Ways We Will Save YouTime & Money On Your Next Event, Meeting or Conference
  2. 2. The ConferenceDirectDifference1. Pre-negotiated Contracts2. Cost Savings Reporting3. Extensive Buying Intelligence4. Broad Range of Hotel Brands5. Comprehensive Site Selection Analysis6. Client History Form7. Diverse Customer Base8. Vast Industry Experience9. Strength in Numbers
  3. 3. 1. Pre-negotiated ContractsWhat most people don’trealize is that there are over60 negotiable terms in a hotelcontract. We have negotiatedcontracts with participating hotelchains to secure the most favorableterms possible. No Add-on Clause Favorable Attrition Clause Qu i c k T i m e ™ a n d a T IF F (Un c o m p re s s e d ) d e c o m p re s s o r Pre & Post Group Room Rates a re n e e d e d t o s e e th i s p i c t u re . Special Cancellation Terms Group Rates After Cut-off Date
  4. 4. 2. Cost Savings ReportingCOS T S AVINGS REPO RT Our detailed Cost Savings Reports break down theCity: City 1 City 2Hotel: Hotel 1 Hotel 2 financial savings of workingInitial Rate Q uote: $149 $140 with ConferenceDirect.Contracted Rat e : $129 $125Saving s pe r Ro o m: $20.00 $15.00 In addition, you’ll achieveTotal G ues troom s Contracte d: 1707 1225Saving s on G ue s troom s : $34,140 $18,375 internal cost-savings byStaff Rate: $64.50 $62.50 working with ConferenceDirect.# Staff Ro om Night: 70 25Saving s on Staff Room s : $4,515 $1,562.50Com p Ro om Night s : 45 25Saving s on C o mp Room Night s : $8,393.40 $3,125Other Co s t $3,450 $625Saving Element s :Mis c. S aving s : $1,200 $460HOURS WORKED: 250 200COST SAVINGS: $51,6 98 $24,148TOTAL TIME S AVINGS: 450 Ho ursTOTAL COS T SAVINGS : $75,8 46
  5. 5. 3. Extensive Pricing Intelligence  Proprietary Pricing Intelligence Database  Contract Terms of More Than 20,000 Events  New Meeting Booked Every 20 Minutes  6,000 New Events Added Each Year
  6. 6. 4. Broad Range of Hotel BrandsThere are 70,000 hotels inthe United States, andbecause we’re trulyindependent, we representall of them.This gives you a diverse andcomprehensive set ofoptions when it comes tochoosing the best venue foryour event. Q uic kT im e™ an d a T IFF ( Un co m pr e ss e d) d ec o mp r es s or a re n ee d ed to s e e th is p ictu r e. Qu ic kTi me ™ a nd a TIFF (Un co mpress ed) de comp re sso r are ne ed ed to see thi s p ic tu re .
  7. 7. 4. Broad Range of Hotel Brands (Continued)Room Nights Booked by Hotel Brand –2011 Independent 20.6% Hilton 19.6% Marriott 18.3% Starwood 11.6% Hyat t 8.5% Gaylord 7.1% Intercontinental 4.5% Omni 2.5 %
  8. 8. 5. Comprehensive Site Selection Analysis Doubletree Hotel Atlanta-Buckhead Guest Rooms: 230 Dates Available Function Space F&B Distance to Airport · Can you accommodate all of the · Avg. Continental Breakfast: $13.95 25 Minutes from 9/24/2012 - 9/26/2012, 1st Option meeting space requirements? Yes · Avg. Buffet Breakfast: $16.95 Features and Amenities · Single Rate: $139.00 · Avg. Lunch: $24.00 · Pool On-Site - Not Available · Double Rate: $139.00 Function Space Comments · Avg. Dinner: $35.00 · Airport Shuttle Fee: $36.00 Roundtrip · Meeting space is no charge based on · AM Break: $7.50 · Self Parking Fee: $15.00 Per Night Additional Room Rate Information your scheduled F & B. I can secure for a · PM Break: $7.50 · Valet Parking Fee: $19.00 Per Night · Additional Person Fee: No Charge 24 hold as well. · Service Charge Food & Beverage: 21 · Health Club/Fitness Center: No · Occupancy Tax: 8 % % Charge · Room Tax: 7 % · Additional Tax: 8 % · Taxi Fare: $45. One Way · High Speed Internet: $9.95 / 24 hrs. F&B Comments · 800 Call Charges: · No food & beverage minimum. $.10 / min. after 1 hr. Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta-Buckhead Guest Rooms: 316 Dates Available Function Space F&B Distance to Airport · Total Function Space Cost: $350.00 No food and beverage minimum will be 30 Minutes from 9/24/2012- 9/26/2012, 1st Option Total required with 80% of pick up of guest Features and Amenities · Single Rate: $139.00 · Can you accommodate all of the room block. · Suite rates include: ~Complimentary · Double Rate: $149.00 meeting space requirements? Yes Full Cooked to Order Breakfast ~Complimentary Managers Reception · Avg. Continental Breakfast: $8.95 Additional Room Rate Information Function Space Comments served each evening from 5:30p-7:30p · Avg. Buffet Breakfast: $16.95 · Additional Person Fee: $20.00 · We recommend Irby (855 sq ft) for the ~Complimentary shuttle service within · Avg. Lunch: $16.95 · Occupancy Tax: 8% meetings on 25th & 26th of September one mile radius of the hotel · Avg. Dinner: $28.95 · Room Tax: 7% 2007. The meeting room rental is - Health Club Charges: Complimentary · AM Break: $7.95 · High Speed Internet: $9.95 / 24 $350.00 per day and includes set up to - Parking: $14/day · PM Break: $7.95 hrs. your specifications, DSL high speed · 800 Call Charges: Complimentary internet access, pull down screen, pads, pens, water service and hard candies.
  9. 9. 5. Comprehensive Site Selection Analysis (Continued 4)Site Sele ction Analysis RESEARCHED – FACILITY U NAVAILABLEFacility Location Reason1. Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead Atlanta, GA Unavai lable - Meeting space not avail able2. Sheraton Buckhead Hotel Atlanta Atlanta, GA Unavai lable - Meeting too far out to respond at this time3. The Ritz -Carlton, Buckhead Atlanta, GA Unavai lable - Sold out - citywide (End of Report)
  10. 10. 6. Client History FormClient History Form Our Client History Forms —Client: Steel Corporat ion with information provided byHotel: City Center Hilton the hotels — are excellentName & Date of Event: Security Conference. September 26-28, 2 006We understan d the above organization met at your hotel. It would be greatly appreciated if you could management tools, andprovide the f ollowing information.Date: 9/26 9/27 9/28 capture all the critical detailsDay: Mon Tues Wed of your event.Block: 95 100 6Pick Up : 86 93 6Rooms Outside Block: 2 2 1Suites 1 1 1 Event TotalsTotal Block: 201Total Pick Up: 193Double Occupancy: 10%Total Room Revenue: $21,301 Food & Beverage RevenueBreakfast: $429Lunch: $2,009Dinner: $3,566Reception: $1,800TOTAL Food & Beverage: $7,804 (End of Report)
  11. 11. 7. Diverse Customer BaseConferenceDirect’s customers represent every industry and include both corporationsand associations from around the globe. We work with groups of all sizes, helping them toarrange and manage events for 25 to 10,000, on a local, state, regional, national orinternational level.SunGard Higher EducationAmerican Modeling & Talent ConventionSAS Institute Inc.California Association of RealtorsCSCASA/CSSA/SSSABMT Tandem MeetingsCollege of American PathologistsInternational Council of Air ShowsCCA Global PartnersNational Cable & Telecommunications AssociationAmerican Anthropological AssociationDoor & Hardware InstituteAAGL Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology WorldwideNCSL InternationalAssociation for Career and Technical EducationAPICSThe Catholic Health Association of the United StatesUnderwriters Laboratories Inc.American Occupational Therapy AssociationCollege Art Association
  12. 12. 7. Diverse Customer Base (Continued 1)Corporate & Association Meetings Booked 2011
  13. 13. 7. Varied Customer Base (Continued 2)Size of Meetings Booked 2011 (in room nights)
  14. 14. 8. Vast Industry ExperienceYour 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 comeswith partnering with highly seasoned professionals. Experienced Management Team  Brian D. Stevens, President & CEO  Lisa Messina, Chief Marketing Officer  Brian Richey, Executive Vice President  Jerry Horan, COOCathy Brown, Executive Vice President  Dave Scypinski. Senior Vice President  Adam M. Briggs, Vice President Housing & Registration  Jason Bond, Vice President Conference Management  Jim VanDevender, Vice President Training & Development/Team Leader Influential Advisory Board 365+ Professional Associates  Average 10 Years Industry Experience  On-going Training & Industry Education  Well Connected Within the Industry
  15. 15. 9. Strength in NumbersMeeting News identified ConferenceDirect as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Companiesin the industry. We’re constantly thinking of ways to leverage our buying power, experienceand industry knowledge to deliver even more value to our customers. 8,186 2 ,754,107 Room Nights Booked 2011 Meetings Booked in 2011 6,500 2,500,000 6,000 2,000,000 4,500 1,400,000 3,000 2,500 1,200,000 2,000 1,000,000 1,500 800,000 1,000 600,000 500 400,000 0 2008 2009 2010 200,000 0 2008 2009 2010
  16. 16. The ConferenceDirectDifferenceOur goal is to provide outstanding service with cost-effective solutions. WithConferenceDirect working as a part of your team, your event will run seamlesslyand you can focus on what you do best.1. We deliver value2. We save time and money3. We secure some of the most sought after conference venues around the world…All at no cost to you!Why not put this kind of experience and leadership to work for you?
  17. 17. The ConferenceDirect Difference Thank You!We Promise to Save You Time & Money