ConferenceDirect helps you secure the best accommodations, meeting spaces, conference venues and event services available. We function as an extension of your meetings and event department and work to enhance your programs.
We save you time and money: due to our buying power we negotiate the most favorable terms possible – we represent 11,040 events and book over 3.8 million hotel rooms each year! And, many of the services are completely free for you.
SITE SOURCING & SELECTION
At absolutely no cost to you, ConferenceDirect will research, review, create and deliver a comprehensive, unbiased report of all available “best fit” venues for your event. We streamline the entire search process and present only the most relevant destinations for your consideration.
We negotiate more than 11,000 agreements every year! This gives us tremendous insight into the economics of the meetings industry… insight we use to negotiate the most favorable terms possible for our clients.
FULL SERVICE CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT
Whether you’re hosting a board meeting for 35 people, a reception for 300 or a global conference for 5,000, we help you have a successful, stress-free and rewarding event. This is much more than ordering audio-visual equipment and choosing a lunch menu. It is about effective planning and analyzing the meeting environment in order to make sure it is appropriate for your event.
INCENTIVE TRAVEL PROGRAMS
Incentive travel is the perfect way to motivate your staff and inspire your best clients. We can create a customized package and assist you globally with creative, one-of-a-kind experiences, stays in luxurious hotel and resorts, unique activities, exclusive events, VIP management and much more. Together, we make sure that your attendees have an experience they will never forget.
REGISTRATION & HOUSING MANAGEMENT
Create a great first impression with a simple, flexible and hassle-free registration and housing experiences. From off-the-shelf software to fully customized solutions, ConferenceDirect has all you need. Increase attendance and maximize block pickup, reduce slippage, minimize book-arounds and avoid attendee attrition with our industry-leading services.
VIRTUAL MEETINGS & EVENTS
ConferenceDirect’s cross-device desktop web and mobile experience platform combines cutting edge design, community features, integrated webinars and live video to deliver the unique value of events in an on-line only or hybrid event environment.
We build your mobile event app and lend our expertise in marketing, maintaining and maximizing its incredible benefits for your conference attendee.
Whether you’re hosting an executive retreat at sea for 20, a recognition cruise for 500 or a global dockside charter for 5,000 conference attendees, CD@SEA is your one-stop resource for successful group cruise events.