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Who is Stephen Ing?  Stephen is the true beauty behind the team of Stephen and Leanne. He has over 25 years in the hospitality industry and works tirelessly advocating to get our clients the BEST possible pricing from venues and suppliers.  He has built an incredible reputation with suppliers as being “firm but fair”.  His grit and integrity will be what you respect about him most.  Its why Leanne chose to partner with him (insert chest tap, fist pump “love you man” sentiment here).

Reach out anytime to Stephen at

Who is Leanne Calderwood?  Besides being the brains of Stephen and Leanne, Leanne is a former meeting planner with 10 years experience and has been working in site selection for the past 12 years.  Her unique position as both a buyer and supplier helps her see both perspectives in the contract negotiation.  She believes nurturing good relationships with our supplier friends translates into better service and cost-savings for YOU, as evident by her blog over at LeanneCalderwood.Com

Reach out anytime to Leanne at

We LOVE this industry, don’t you? Every day is different, the people are AMAZING and the work is challenging and rewarding.  We love being able to advocate for you and your meetings.  Want to join us?

What is up with this website? is a meeting planners’ resource library provided by the site selection team of Stephen Ing and Leanne Calderwood of ConferenceDirect.  Its where our clients and future friends can come together to learn and inspire one another to greatness.

Friends, we are not merely site selection providers to our amazing #eventprofs clients, but we are collaborators in the process and essential to the success of meetings.   We believe in saving our client’s time and money, whether it be in site selection, through the planning process, or in reconciliation after the event.

Every meeting planner’s journey is different.  Some of our clients are very well versed and immersed in the latest and greatest in the industry.  These individuals inspire us to be better every single day.  These resources were inspired by them and we hope what we create does them justice.

Some of our clients wear multiple hats and juggle a variety of priorities each day.  These resources are for them too!  We’re here to help make sense of the chaos we call the meetings and events industry.

Resources are offered in the form of blog posts, worksheets, checklists and up-to-date trends advice. While the blog and resources are public domain, there are some resources that are for our clients only.  If you’re a client of ours, email us for the password and its all yours.

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