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Midwestern Chapter Annual Meeting

October 4, 2019

The New World Order for Managing Convention Room Blocks

Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO’s) and Convention Bureaus (CVB’s) are under pressure to provide more accurate return on investment information. Dave Czechowski, Choose Chicago, Senior Economist, Research & Analysis kicks of the morning with the latest information from Destinations International on the value measurement systems and metrics that cities, states and DMO’s utilize to assess an events economic impact.

A panel of industry experts follow to discuss the current buzz around convention housing. Commission cuts, OTA’s, revenue sharing, rebates, attrition clauses, loyalty points and more represent a growing list of disrupters to the traditional housing model.

What’s next for the relationship between DMO’s, hotels, convention housing companies and event organizers?

  • Learn the latest methods for determining total room demand
  • Understand generational buying habits
  • Hear about techniques for improving room block results

Dave Czechowski, Choose Chicago, Senior Economist, Research & Analysis

Donna Bongiovanni, Global Director – Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Joe Wilush, Director of Sales-Client Relations, onPeak


Convene Chicago
16 W. Adam St.
Chicago, IL 60603


8:30 AM – 10:30 AM