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
16 W. Adam St.
Chicago, IL 60603
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM