List of Sponsors

GOLD B.V., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates™, the world leader in booking accommodation online. Each day, over 1,550,000 room nights are reserved on The website and apps attract visitors from both the leisure and business sectors worldwide.

Established in 1996, B.V. guarantees the best prices for every type of property, from small, family-run bed and breakfasts to executive apartments and five-star luxury suites. Truly international, is available in more than 40 languages, and offers 1,644,863 active properties, including 945,035 vacation rentals in 228 countries and territories.


With more than one million rooms priced daily on its advanced systems, IDeaS Revenue Solutions leads the industry with the latest revenue management software solutions and advisory services. Powered by SAS® and more than 26 years of experience, IDeaS proudly supports more than 7,000 clients in 94 countries and is relentless about empowering hoteliers to build and maintain revenue management cultures—from single properties to world-renowned estate hotels—by focusing on a simple promise: Driving Better Revenue.

IDeaS delivers the expertise, maturity and next-generation analytics for more insightful and profitable revenue opportunities—not just for rooms, but across the entire hotel enterprise.

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Travelzoo® provides our 28 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. With more than 25 offices worldwide, we have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 15 years we have worked in partnership with more than 2,000 top travel vendors—our long-standing relationships allow us access to the very best deals.





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Expedia, Inc. is one of the largest online travel companies in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world’s leading online travel brands.


As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

FPG is a global change-management partner that transforms connections at the frontline through a proven system of customized consulting, ongoing training, groundbreaking technology, and one-on-one coaching.

Hotwire is your go-to partner to sell unsold rooms to incremental customers via our unique Hot Rate® model.  Because we don't show your hotel name at the time of booking, you can safely and confidently discount on our site.  Best of all, we work with you to sell rooms when you need it most!

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The Rainmaker Group (Rainmaker) is the hotel revenue and profit optimization cloud. Rainmaker’s guestrev®, grouprev®, revcaster® and revintel® solutions make up the company’s cloud-based platform for transient and group pricing optimization, forecasting and revenue-centric business intelligence. These integrated solutions optimize revenue and profit from every segment of the business, using data science and analytics to help hoteliers outperform their revenue and profit objectives. Rainmaker maintains its corporate headquarters, in Alpharetta, GA with additional offices in Las Vegas, Portland and Singapore.

Reknown is a Vancouver-based consultancy founded by author and former hotel general manager Daniel E. Craig. Reknown helps hotels and travel companies understand and adopt the latest trends, tools and best practices in marketing, guest experience and online reputation management. 

At Signarama Richmond we are a sign store that specializes in creating the signs, signage, graphics and marketing elements that will grow your business. What signs will grow your business? It could be that elegant 3D lettering or a brilliant outdoor illuminated sign on the storefront of your building. It might be eye-popping custom decals on your trucks or the stunning vehicle graphics and wraps on your fleet. It could be a sizzling pop up tradeshow display and beautiful banners that get you presence at your next event.

TravelClick provides innovative solutions for hotels around the globe that increase revenue, reduce cost, and improve performance. Our suite of solutions supports our clients with travel marketing and reservations management tools, as well as comprehensive business intelligence. TravelClick has a worldwide on-the-ground presence that enables us to maintain a deep understanding of local markets in the context of the global hospitality industry.

Co-founded by Calgarian entrepreneur Garrett Camp in 2009, Uber is evolving the way the world moves. Present in over 40 communities in Canada, Uber has revolutionized transportation and offers more than 50,000 Canadian driver-partners a new way to earn income in their spare time by offering an affordable transportation alternative to hundreds of thousands of riders across the country. For more information, visit