INDA has secured room blocks in several major hotels in Miami Beach at special discounted rates coordinated through D. VanEvery & Associates. There is not a hotel adjacent to the convention center! Reservations will NOT be accepted directly by the hotels, they must be made through D. VanEvery & Associates.
The IDEA19 Housing Bureau agent is D. VanEvery & Associates. This is the only official Housing Bureau for IDEA19 and they are processing all hotel reservations for the event. Any communications coming from @dvanevery.com or identified as IDEA19 – Housing Bureau are valid. Please do not give your credit card information or make any reservations with any other housing bureau, housing company, or convention housing company appearing to represent IDEA19, the IDEA19 Housing Bureau, and/or INDA. These companies, frequently based out of Las Vegas and Eastern Europe call themselves Exposition Housing, Expo Housing Group, Convention Housing, etc.; all appear to offer lower rates for hotel rooms and are a SCAM. We are not able to verify the authenticity of such companies, and will not be able to provide resolution to issues related to these fraudulent reservations. The IDEA19 Housing Bureau will ask for a credit card to guarantee reservations.
If anyone contacts you, offers you lower rates, and asks you to provide a credit card to PRE-PAY the reservation, then it is certain to be a SCAM. If someone requires you to PRE-PAY the cost for the entire stay, it is NOT the official IDEA19 Housing Bureau. The most up-to-date housing list and map will be published in the Exhibitor Service Manual. For additional information, please contact Debra VanEvery Smith of D. VanEvery & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org, or T: +1 361 790 7000.
Please do not contact the hotels directly. The hotels cannot make reservations in the IDEA19 room block; reservations must be made through D. VanEvery & Associates. Please note that the number of rooms reserved through the official IDEA hotel block determines INDA's ability to get first priority for dates for future IDEA shows. Therefore, Exhibitors are required to use the IDEA housing block for all registered IDEA participants from the exhibiting company. It should be noted that INDA does not profit from the hotel rooms reserved.