Chapter Workshop: Online Disrupters
February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
As conference organizers are struggling with declining in-block booking rates and increasing competition from online travel agencies and apartment rental websites, the business model of signing hotel contracts for a conference is in great jeopardy. Furthermore, it’s creating serious disruption in how many convention bureaus deliver value to both their clients and their hotel members and putting in jeopardy the room night-based subventions offered by many destinations. So how can planners continue to provide their attendees with the convenience of booking accommodation in protected room inventory and maintain the advantages linked to securing hotel contracts? Stay22 has designed a unique business solution that allows conference planners to deliver even greater value to their attendees by streamlining housing bookings without the headache of signing contracts, collect valuable business data on where their participants are staying and what accommodation they are most interested in, and generate revenue from a wider-than-before array of sources.
Speaker: Andrew Lockhead is a lucky serial entrepreneur in the tourism & entertainment industry who is always looking at finding new ways to improve the attendee experience. Through his various entrepreneurship experiences, he has sought to disrupt and challenge the industry in a way that is driving results and generating innovative solutions which has catapulted his latest venture, Stay22, way ahead of the pack. He’s a conscious leader who believes in building trust and fostering an effective collaborative culture amongst his team. Stay22 was recently awarded the “Coup de coeur” award at the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) (Quebec association for the development of research and innovation).
Registration: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Workshop: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
$45 (plus HST) for members
$60 (plus HST) for non-members*
$25 (plus HST) for students and faculty
*non-members who register for both the workshop and chapter reception can receive a $10 discount. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Details subject to change