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Join us in Portland, Oregon - March 5-6, 2019
McMenamins Kenndy School

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Tuesday, March 5
8:00 Breakfast Served

8:45 – 9:45
 – 7 Steps to Be Less Reliant on OTAs – Kent Schnepp, Odysys. Tired of sharing profits with Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)?  Looking for ways to drive more direct bookings through your own website?  Discover ‘7 Steps to be Less Reliant on OTAs’ with Kent, founder and CEO of Odysys.  He will share strategies you can use to get your fair share of direct bookings.  He might even sneak in a few ways you can beat the OTAs at their own game.  Oh, and he promises that ANYONE can implement these steps; it’s not rocket science.

10:00 -11:00 – Yield and Revenue Management - Travis Orton, ResNexus In this session, we'll talk about how to increase occupancy and revenue through Yield Management tools.  Learn Dynamic Pricing and Yield Management which is the practice and strategy of raising or lowering prices depending on current demand to capture more revenue than would otherwise be the case if rates were left unchanged.

11 - Noon
 – Green Program Reveal - Pepper McColgan Belle Pepper's Bed and Breakfast.  Join us for the roll out of the Oregon B&B Guild Green Program.  Learn what you need to have in place to earn your leaves.  Get some tips of greening your B&B.  Belle Pepper's has been a sustainable B&B since first opening in 2005

 – Lunch sponsored by Odysys

 – TBD


2:15-3:15 – WOWing your Guests with Beautifully Decorated Cookies – Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper, Chehalem Ridge B&B.  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the secrets to creating artwork with sugar cookies and royal icing.  Come away with recipes and some of your finished masterpieces for yourself

3:15-6:00 – Vendor Showcase

 – Dinner presented by McMenamins Kennedy School on-sight and sponsored by ThinkReservation

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Wednesday, March 6

8:00 Breakfast served

 – Annual Meeting of OBBG

 – Have your Way with OTAs - E Scot Fuller-Beatty, ThinkReservations  Two words: Relationship goals.  Learn how to best work with your different Online Travel Agencies to optimize revenue and marketing objectives.  Learn from fellow lodging properties and professionals who found their happily-ever-after

 – RezStream

 – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – TBD

2:15 – 3:15 – TBD

3:15 – 4:00 -  
Time to debrief, chat and say our goodbyes

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Conference Sponsors
Kent Schnepp, Odysys
Scot Fuller-Betty, ThinkReservations
Jeff Hebrink, rezStream
Travis Orton, ResNexus
Vendors to date include

Your registration includes, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Tuesday, Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday

$169 OBBG Member $119 OBBG Member, second registrant from same inn

$219 Non-OBBG Member $169 Non-OBBG Member, second registrant from same inn.

Early Bird savings ends February 18 after which rates go up $50

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All Meals, Sessions and the Vendor Showcase will be at McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, Oregon

Reservations may be made directly at McMenamins by calling (503) 249-3983. With only 56 rooms they couldn’t offer a conference rate, they did block 15 rooms per night, but as is the case with any business using Yield Management, the sooner you book the better rate you will receive. 

In order to have access to our group block you must mention the Oregon B&B Guild Conference.
If booking online:

1) Select McMenamins Kennedy School
2) Enter Dates (March 4, 5, and/or 6)
3) specify ‘group/block’ under special code
4) Enter 1903OREGON as code
It may show rooms are unavailable after the 15 are gone in which case give them a call

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Questions? Email info@obbg.org