Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

We have a limited overflow block at the Spring Hill Suites Alexandria Old Town/Southwest for $190 per night. We would be happy to connect attendees who are staying in the hotel with each other so you can share taxis. Please follow the directions below to book and note that rooms are available for arrival the 12th and later and departure by the 16th. Reservations must be made by October 31, 2017.

To book:

Call 800.331.3131 and reference the CMP Conclave Overflow to make their reservations at the group rate.  

You may also book directly online by clicking the link below:

Book your group rate for CMP Conclave Overflow


MGM National Harbor

MGM National Harbor - SOLD OUT

101 MGM National Ave
Telephone: (301) 971-5000

The host hotel for 2017 CMP Conclave is the MGM National Harbor. Offering world-class accommodations, amenities and special events, the resort and casino opened in 2016. Amenities include a hip bar, a café, and an airy restaurant with a terrace. There's also a gym and a spa with an indoor pool. A business center, meeting space and onsite parking are also available.

The following exclusive rates have been negotiated for the Conclave:
Single/Double Occupancy:  $229.00/night + reduced $15/night resort fee + taxes

Cut-off date for room reservations is October 18, 2017.

To make a room reservation for the 2017 CMP Conclave, click here.

Travel Options


amtrakAmtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Washington, DC between November 10, 2017-November 18, 2017.  To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. 

Conventions cannot be booked via Internet.  Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X20F-972 when making your reservation.  This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service.  Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.  Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Visit to see schedules and fairs. 

southwestBeginning on July 15, 2017, Events Industry Council conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our account. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off  Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between July 15, 2017 and October 27, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted rates. Discounts are available for travel November 10, 2017 through November 17, 2017.

By flying Southwest Airlines, as an International Association of Fairs and Expositions traveler, you will also receive the following benefits: 
•  50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit 
• No baggage fees (first two bags) 
• No change or cancellation fees 
• No peak travel or fuel surcharges 

To take advantage of this offer click here.