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Professional Convention Management Association

July 30 2013

Experient to Focus on Client Advocacy and Hotel Contract Management

By Experient

Vernon Hills, IL – Experient, a Maritz Travel Company and the source for integrated meeting and event services, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Pam Nutting as Director of Contract Management. This new role was created to enhance the Housing Services team’s strategic hotel contract management and negotiations and build upon Experient’s strong relationships with event hotels and convention & visitors bureaus.

Having dedicated hotel contracting expertise as part of the housing team is a priority for Experient because of the unique housing management needs of large events. Event housing strategies have become more data driven while also requiring more creativity to increase block pickup and negotiate city-wide packages which strengthens a client’s overall event strategy.

“We see how event housing is changing and we are quickly addressing these trends on behalf of our clients,” says Heidi A. Voorhees, Senior Vice President, Housing for Experient. “By bringing Pam and her expertise on board, we are ensuring that we can better advocate on behalf of our housing clients and build even stronger hotel and CVB partnerships. This new role, working in concert with our hotel sourcing professionals will provide best in class service for our clients. ”

Nutting is an active member with International Association of Exhibitions & Events, and has been a board member for the Midwestern Chapter since 2008 volunteering as the Chapter Charity Liaison. Nutting’s professional experience includes show management as well as overseeing event registration and housing processes. Most recently she served as the Director of Expo Operations for Cygnus Business Media, managing event housing, all supplier contracting, registration and other event operational duties for more than 35 annual events including Firehouse Expo, National Pavement Expo and the Facilities Expos. Prior to Cygnus, she was an account manager with an event housing company handling association and trade show organizer accounts, while maintaining relationships with key event cities and hotel properties.

“In 2012, Maritz Travel Company’s collective buying power, including Experient, represented more than 11,500 events and nearly 5 million hotel rooms. This market advantage, teamed with Pam’s expertise will ensure that strategic consultation and advocacy for our clients is a top priority,” states Voorhees. “We will also leverage this additional expertise to continue to reinforce our hotel and city relationships, learn from the diversity in our client base, and maximize the event analytics that we currently do with all our shows”.

About Experient, a Maritz Travel Company

Experient, a Maritz Travel Company, leads the industry as one of the best known and most respected brands in the event management world. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, tradeshow and government clients. Experient employs professionals dedicated to fulfilling its vision of perfecting the event experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and expositions around the world. Visit www.experient-inc.com for more information. Media kit and available staff portraits may be found at www.experient-inc.com/press