Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit attendees, speakers, and exhibitors for room reservations during our Meeting and Expo. Please be especially aware of Exhibitors Housing Management out of Germany.
Often room poachers or housing pirates may misrepresent themselves as ISPD’s official housing provider, and attendees and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform attendees, speakers, and exhibitors that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.
Don’t be misled! ISPD has NOT partnered with a housing company in 2016. If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the 2016 ISPD Conference, please get as much information as you can and let us know immediately by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The safest way to secure your hotel room is directly through our website using one of the links above.