New Web Site Launched for Meeting and Event Planners

Direct Group Connections
(DGC), a web- based advertising/research service
designed to save money for Meeting and Event Planners - is open for vendor
preview and direct bookings!

“Direct Group Connections is designed for meeting and event planners, who
in today’s business environment, are expected to do more while reducing
the cost of event operations. Our website allows planners to preview only
preferred, established suppliers in specific locations via the Internet,
and then make direct contact with any they prefer. Our site is an
efficient way for planners to become `expert’ in a variety of locations,
in a short amount of time, in over a dozen fields per destination,” says
Jeff Allred, President of DGC.

Once on the DGC website, planners may book directly with vendors. This
direct-link option allows planners to save up to 30% by eliminating
extraneous commissions.

Meeting and Event Planners can enjoy complete confidence, knowing they are
dealing with the `best of the best’ vendors in their selected location.
Vendors are selected for listing, only after recommendations and
professional endorsements are confirmed. This maintains the integrity of
the site and the exclusivity of services offered. Because only three to
four vendors per category are listed, planners can be certain they are
choosing the finest in each field.

Direct Group Connections is now available in over 17 cities via their
website, with expansion to 50 cities by mid-2004. Also, international
destinations, beginning with London, UK will debut fall 2004.


Direct Group Connections’ three principals bring over 70 years of hotel
management/sales experience, dealing with premiere event clients through
their tenures with Marriott, Starwood, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and luxury
independent venues.