Category Archives: Registration & Housing

Improving Event Room Block Performance: Do You Know Your R2R?

Post authored by Aaron Dorsey, Senior Director of Strategic Sales Solutions “The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.” This maxim has long been embraced by business leaders, but to ring true in today’s fast-changing world, behaviors must be … Continue reading

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Borrowing Event Housing Ideas from the Film & Television Industry

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist If you’re an association or corporate event professional who’s struggling with last-minute housing need changes and pesky attrition clauses, things could be worse: You could be doing it for the cast and … Continue reading

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3 Essentials for Housing & Room Block Mastery (New eBook)

Event professionals are no strangers to change, especially when it comes to housing & room block issues. It’s something we deal with regularly, as we strive to diffuse disruptive threats to keep our events on a more prosperous growth track.

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The Sharing Economy is Here: Let’s Capitalize On It!

Post authored by Char Shada, CMP, Director, Strategic Accounts The Sharing Economy (also known as Collaborative Consumption) has been revving up for several years. This trend has been fueled by a growing consumer preference to rent or borrow goods, rather … Continue reading

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Harnessing Event Intelligence: Convening Leaders Session Debrief

At PCMA Convening Leaders ‘16 in Vancouver, Terence Donnelly from Experient and Jean Heis from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) teamed up to lead a session titled: Harnessing Event Intelligence to Enhance Participant ROI. After hearing raves from participants, … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Navigate Group Reservation Needs in a Seller’s Economy

Post authored by Rick Benoit, Manager, Housing Services, Experient With the meetings industry seeing record occupancy and rate growth, it is more important than ever that your event be well situated in advance for space and room block needs.

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How to Be a Star: The Newest Trend in City-Wide Housing

Post authored by Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, Senior Vice President, Housing, Experient With the new seller’s market in full swing, revenue managers are playing a bigger role than ever in deciding how much inventory to give to a group, … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations

Post authored by Mike Woellert Marketing Specialist, Experient When planning and executing the housing for an event, successful room block management is crucial in order to avoid potential attrition charges. In anticipation of cancellations or no-shows, a hotel might oversell guest rooms … Continue reading

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4 Tips To Prevent Room Block Pirates

Poaching is becoming more prevalent as these companies become savvier about finding different avenues that lead to attendees. As meeting planners try to push the needle and develop robust mobile applications, the savvy poaching company is always aiming to stay a step … Continue reading

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Best Practices – What are Critical Factors to Success?

The Victory Loop — Plan Well, Execute Well, and Learn Well — allows an immediate review of the outcome versus the goals, creates best practices, and reinforces continuous learning. Continue reading

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