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Terry BemisMy name is Terry Bemis. I specialize in negotiating favorable terms with venues and hotels when holding conferences and conventions, and providing delegate accommodations. I have over 20-years of  relevant tourism experience and can help you be more time efficient and cost effective. I have negotiated over one thousand hotel sales contracts and I know best practices, traditions, and how to get impactful concessions. 

If you are thinking of putting together a bid for the 2021 congress, I can help you. I can contact potential venues and hotels on your behalf, and carry out the negotiations to ensure that you get good rates and conditions from the services offered by the venues. This service comes at no cost to you or the IFA. 

I am based in North Carolina in the US, but can work internationally and have useful contacts in many countries. If you would like to find out more about how I can help your bidding team put together an attractive bid for the 2021 event, please don't hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 828-318-3483.

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