October 23, 2014 15:49 ET

Founders of Meetings Database Institute Unveil New Web-Based Company Aiming to Streamline Hospitality Group Sales and Marketing Offers Instant Access to Targeted Meetings Data; Industry Input on Beta Site Is Being Gathered for Release Later in Q4

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - The cofounders and principals of Meetings Database Institute (MDI-a leading consultancy) today introduced a new separately held company serving the hospitality community, ( The brainchild of MDI's principals who listened to industry input for more than 20 years, offers a searchable online database aggregated from independent research and a collection of high-quality resources. The Beta website is fully functional and secure, and data is available for purchase immediately. During the Beta phase, feedback on the portal is being collected through research, including interviews that took place at the largest industry trade show IMEX America in Las Vegas, October 14-16. enhanced version is scheduled for release later in the fourth quarter of 2014.

On Beta website visitors can search, select and instantly download detailed meeting profiles that match specific criteria to help them develop relationships and build business. With more than 150 criteria available to refine the user's search, the site is designed to optimize time and resources by delivering meaningful information. A full overview of the meeting specifications and history is included along with key contact information including name, title, organization, phone and email address.

"MDI has furnished comprehensive meetings research to its clients for years," said MDI's co-founder and Executive Vice President Colleen Swanson. " was a natural undertaking for us, as our clientele frequently asked for a resource that would allow them to search and find group meetings based on their own specs, on their own time and within their own budget."

The do-it-yourself online service offers a new resource for promotional campaigns, booking pace issues, sales calls/blitzes, new hotel openings, low/shoulder season occupancy and other business objectives. Advanced scalability built into the platform allows purchases based upon a defined budget or number of profiles. And, with no long-term commitment or binding contract, clients can return to purchase data whenever their business dictates.

MDI will focus solely on providing its business intelligence software and consulting services to hotels, convention bureaus and destination partners. The firm has developed a proprietary approach to navigating big data that provides sales organizations with meaningful data to build better business plans.

"We're thrilled to make this high quality, targeted data accessible to the hospitality community through," John Enghauser, MDI's CEO stated. "We believe that this will enable hospitality sales and marketing teams to lower their acquisition costs through this user-friendly portal. This service is designed to save an enormous amount of time and energy by delivering targeted meetings intel in a simple and speedy manner."

To search for group meetings that meet your criteria, visit or call toll-free 1-844-MEET-LST.

About is an online data and information resource for hotels, destinations as well as other hospitality industry suppliers. delivers high quality, targeted group meetings data in a convenient, reliable, simple fashion. Hospitality suppliers now have instant access to superior data based on their individual criteria terms. 

Meetings Database Institute (MDI)

Founded in 1994, MDI is an industry leading data solutions consulting firm, specializing in data analytics and services centered on the group market. Utilizing proprietary data analytics, MDI provides clients with a clear roadmap to increased revenue through greater understanding of sales and marketing time, energy and resource equations.

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