May Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Negotiations and Contracts

Presented by Rob Clifton, CMP, Director of Global Accounts/ Team Director, Conference Direct

Register ASAP but no later than Friday May 24, 2019 by responding to

In this Presentation Rob will discuss recent changes and practices in Negotiating and Contracts and between Supplier and Planners.

Hosted by Lisa Benker

TownPlace Suites by Marriott

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

300 South Rutgers Avenue

Oak Ridge, TN 37830


10:30 a.m.            Board Meeting (All Members Welcome)

11:30 a.m.           Registration/Networking

12:00 p.m.            Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.   “Negotiations and Contracts”

Cost to Attend:

Planner Members                                    $ 15.00

First Time Planner Non-Members           No Charge

Supplier Members                                  $ 30.00

Supplier Non-Members                          $ 35.00


Rob Clifton, CMP

Director of Global Accounts / Team Director


Rob Clifton is a 40-year industry veteran, having spent his travel and hospitality career with such distinguished companies as National Car Rental, Hyatt Hotels, Opryland USA and American Express Company. Rob joined Conference Direct in September 2004.

As a Director of Global Accounts for ConferenceDirect, Rob is heavily involved with his clients’ meeting needs in all aspects; from site selection, contract negotiations with hotels and other vendors and is involved with on-site meeting management. In addition, he provides overall solutions to his clients on cost-saving measures for all of their meeting needs.

He earned his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in March 2006. He is active in the professional community with organizations such as TN Society of Association Executives (TNSAE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA).

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