Room Block Poaching, Deceptive Practices and Consumer Fraud

Register for Room Block Poaching, Deceptive Practices and Consumer Fraud Join us for the launch of new study findings from the EIC, in collaboration with IAEE and SISO, on the extent of deceptive practices, consumer fraud and scams affecting the events industry, with an emphasis on attendance list scams and room block poaching and piracy. Meetings and exhibitions continue to be impacted by room block poaching. Today, poaching is increasingly extending beyond room blocks into exhibitor services, audiovisual, sponsorships and more. Poachers are businesses that actively seek to deceive, recruit or divert event participants—primarily attendees and exhibitors—away from official room blocks and other offerings and into unauthorized vendors. These businesses use a range of techniques to approach attendees and gain their business. Learning Objectives:
  1. From Events Industry Council research, gain powerful insight into the industry-wide effects of poaching on our industry, who is affected and how.
  2. Be the first to hear 2019 study results on attendance list scams in the events industry.
  3. Learn about practical solutions for addressing room block poaching and attendance list scams.
  4. Understand how these scams affect privacy compliance.
Speaker Bio:  With decades of experience as a provider of entertainment and event management services, Michael shares a wealth of knowledge gained through his career in the business events industry. His company, EventGenuity, LLC, produces business events throughout North America.  Michael is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and learning institutions, speaking on what’s now and what’s next in meetings and events. He has published articles in Meetings and Conventions, Convene, Meeting Mentor magazine, Connect magazine, Plan-It Tennessee, The Meeting Professional, Meetings Focus and Successful Meetings magazines and as a guest columnist for The Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal. Michael was recently awarded the MPI RISE Award for Meetings Industry Leadership and was recognized for Lifetime Achievement by MPI Tennessee. venues worldwide, negotiate rates and review contracts at no cost to her client. Website: Register for Room Block Poaching, Deceptive Practices and Consumer Fraud