L.D. Miller & Associates was founded in 2000 as an independent meeting, planning and expositions company that adds additional resources to organizations that outsource meeting planning and trade show functions.
Services include site selection, hotel and vendor negotiations, program development, speaker procurement, sponsorship program development and sales, conference management, meeting logistics, menu planning, audiovisual coordination, special event planning, marketing and promotions and on-site management.
Many organizations don’t have the resources or the expertise to manage site selection and contract negotiations. L.D. Miller & Associates has more than 25 years of experience working with hotels and convention centers throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe.
What sets us apart from other organizations that manage site selection is our experience executing and managing the events from start to finish. For organizations that don’t have a meeting planning staff, we will manage site selection, and then execute the event from planning to bill review.
If the room block is large enough, there is little or no cost to the association or corporation for our services. That’s right; this includes the execution and management of the entire event. Please call us for additional information on this service.
Whether you are booking an association meeting or a smaller corporate function, L.D. Miller & Associates can locate, evaluate and contract the ideal venue and manage all or just parts of the event on your behalf.
Once we identify hotels or venues that match your criteria, we negotiate rates and concessions, and facilitate the contracting process. You receive the highest possible return on your meeting investment- because your event has been negotiated and secured by an organization with the purchasing power that comes from booking over a million dollars in room nights annually. You remain in control throughout the entire process. We represent your interests!
What sets us apart from others is that we become an extension of your staff.
Lois D. Miller, CAE
Lois Miller is President & CEO of L.D. Miller & Associates which was founded in 2000. Prior to striking out on her own, Lois was the Vice President of the Luggage & Leather Goods Manufacturers Association where during her 15-year tenure she managed a “Top 200” trade show, the organization’s annual meetings and all of its special events.
Since starting L.D. Miller & Associates, Lois has managed large trade shows, annual conferences ranging in size from 125 to 4000 attendees, Awards dinners, special events and gala receptions. Lois maintains her CAE certification and participates regularly in continuing education in the meetings industry and association communities.
Lois is an active member of the New York Society of Association Executives, The Professional Conference Management Association and the American Society of Association Management. She is currently co-chair of the education committee for the New York chapter of PCMA and serves on an independent planner task force for PCMA National.
Lois has tremendous experience negotiating hotel contracts and welcomes the opportunity to submit a winning proposal for your next event.