ConferenceDirect clients represent every industry and include both corporations and associations from around the globe.
Four years ago, I met with Stephen Ing of Conference Direct to discuss the services they offer.
Before long, I had outsourced every aspect of that area of activity to Conference Direct. Stephen has been managing all room block activity for my organization – from negotiating terms of agreement, aligning contractual clauses, providing a reservation central, to following progress, mitigating risk and conducting post event audits with each hotel. Conference Direct truly offers a turnkey service with weekly reporting and great client and guest services.
I highly recommend Stephen Ing and Conference Direct to manage all aspects of event accommodation on behalf of any client.
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
Director, Conventions & Trade Shows
I have had the pleasure of working with Stephen on several groups over the last couple of years. Stephen is a true professional and has a way of making all dealings a win / win for both parties. His time spent in the hotel sales world is a big plus for his clients and for his hotel partners as he understands the big picture which makes doing business with him simple.
Director, Conference Sales at Tourism Whistler
Resourcing an ideal conference venue is time consuming and also not necessarily a cost-effective use of our time. Researching cities and appropriate venues, drafting and disseminating rfp’s, accumulating and comparing responses is a long and detailed process. Acting as my one point of contact, Stephen has saved me time and simplified the entire venue selection process.
Our association utilizes Conference Direct contracting services as well. Stephen works with me to ensure that the contract we sign is the best offer our association can receive. Before presenting me with a contract for review, I feel confident that Stephen has assessed all potential risks as well as negotiated the most favorable concessions, space and rates for our event and association.
I highly recommend Stephen and Conference Direct and believe that he will be as great a resource to your company as he is to ours.
Vice President Public Affairs and Membership
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association