Bill Kilburg on FAMS

Hey All,

This is a great time to chat about “FAMs” and how HPN approaches them.  As you all know we are a third party started by guys who “hated” third parties.

One of the thing hotels dislike about third parties are the” shrimp eaters”, people who don’t book your hotel but avail themselves of FAMs, free rooms for vacations etc etc. That is not our brand and we are not those guys.

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HPN Global Hospitality Performance Network

HPN Global Launches New Division: Market My Meeting

Aimed at Driving Attendance to Meetings through Social Media

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Aug. 28, 2013)…Hospitality Performance Network Global (HPNG), the world’s most global site selection and meeting procurement company, has created a new division called Market My Meeting (MMM).  The new division will formally launch at HPN’s Global Partner Conference on Sept., 9 in Marco Island, Fl.

“Our clients have been asking for help marketing their meetings,” said Bill Kilburg, Chairman and CEO of HPN Global.  “With the growth of social media, it seemed like a natural fit to create a division that would solely focus on increasing attendance at meetings through online marketing.  We’ve assembled an experienced and talented team of social media experts to help planners with every aspect of marketing their meeting.”

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HPN Global Partners Conference Sponsorship Oppoortunity

There are three ways to advertise on the HPN Global Partners Conference Mobile Application. Deadline August 19, 2013. Marquis Sponsorship – $4,000 This option will be designed to showcase your brand each time an attendee opens the app. Last year we had huge adoption and engagement in the app with more than 80% of the attendees downloading the app and accessing it multiple times before, during and after the conference dates.

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Challenge yourself towards technology

On the meeting app stuff. There are so many great programmers out there, really anything is possible. I also like http://www.meetingplay.com/and http://doubledutch.me/ apps, although we are using http://www.quickmobile.com/ again for the 3rd year in a row because of the great relationship and service they provide HPN Global. They know what we want (a nice solid app nothing overly tech advanced, proven and stable.)…Last year was a good example the year before, not so much.

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The Top Reasons to Meet in Las Vegas

Considering bringing your next meeting or event to Las Vegas but don’t know where to start?  Not sure if Las Vegas is the right destination?  The answer to this question is a resounding YES!  Las Vegas is a dynamic city that has something to meet every need and budget.  From your smaller more intimate events to large national conventions, this is the one city that can do it all!!  There are plenty of good reasons to hold your event in Las Vegas, but I’ve limited them to these 10 key points: (source: LVCVA Statistics)

1. Accommodations
With more than 150,000 rooms, Las Vegas has the accommodations to meet every budget.

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Group Rates for Hotels

Group rates will not be greater than the lowest rate offered to the guests or Groups in the Hotel.  If lower internet or other promotional rates are offered by the Hotel, before the cut-off date, the Hotel will take immediate action to remove the lower rates from all available sources. 

PLANNER’S POINT:

One of the phone calls/emails that is hard for all meeting planners to answer is when your attendees ask why they got a lower internet rate at your contracted hotel.  How do you answer that and what can you do?  It is almost impossible to prevent this from happening in the internet age that we are in but your hotel contract is the legal document that should protect you (and your reputation) from this type of situation.  The Lowest Group Rate Clause above is a very important hotel contractual clause that protects you from the lower internet rates prior to your cutoff date that hotel’s use to sell their remaining inventory.

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Rosen Plaza and HPN Global Present “Muldoon’s Saloon” Fundraiser

Rosen Plaza and HPN Global Present “Muldoon’s Saloon” Fundraiser . During PCMA Conference Jan. 15 in Orlando.

Happy New Year and Lets Go Rock 2013

So its 2013 !!!!

So Joe and I founded this company 10 years ago on a few basic ideas and a plan to create a home for the “Rock Stars” of the industry that wanted to make the next step in entrepreneurship and be able to more fully service their clients, you all are those Rock Stars!

Another great year  !  Record bookings for the company , great new associates and friends and too much fun …….. Thanks to everybody !!

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HPN Health & Wellness Challenge

Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person’s mind, body and spirit.

Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.

In today’s world striking the perfect balance between your top priorities can at times be difficult and seemingly impossible.  Instead of balancing our priorities we often end up juggling them and something that at one time was important has now taken a backseat to more demanding priorities.  The most universal priorities are the everyday home and work responsibilities that we all have.  Whether it’s shuttling your kids between school and hockey practice, making deadlines at work, or trying to contain your road rage because you have to make it to the post office before it closes to send your Mother a Birthday card because if it doesn’t arrive in time for her special day you will never hear the end of it.  Right?  But what about YOU?  What about your health and overall wellness?  These are the things that, when juggling, we tend to drop first.  So, how do we find the balance?  Sometimes it takes baby steps or asking for support, while other times it takes incentive.

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10 Years and 25,000th RFP

HPN Global Celebrates 10 Years and 25,000th RFP