We have a rich history, limitless vision, and strong corporate values. We always perform at our best in order to uphold that long-standing standard of excellence and propel our company into the future.

Steve Olsen and Dave Goetz founded Convention Management Resources, Inc. (CMR®) in 1991 with the vision of providing customized service solutions to national associations and corporations that enhance the housing and registration experience for event organizers and participants.

In 2017, its 26th year in business, the company was purchased by Brian Roy, who joined CMR in 1998 as Vice President and part owner, Julie Noto, CMR’s Vice President of Client Services since 2007, and Art Murray, a longtime lead retrieval services partner of CMR’s and owner of Expo Data Capture, Inc. CMR remains a private corporation, and Brian Roy, Julie Noto, and Art Murray are the Managing Partners overseeing all day-to-day operations.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, we are a full-service provider of housing, registration, and marketing services for citywide meetings, conventions, and exhibitions.

We have earned our reputation as a respected industry leader through hard work, innovation, and a dedicated pursuit of service excellence. We make every touch point in the housing and registration process easy, friendly, and smart.

Our client partners rely, year after year, on our high standards, consistent performance, industry knowledge, global network, and technological innovation to lead them into the future.

CMR maintains a number of Key Industry Affiliations, including:

  • IAEE – International Association of Exhibitions and Events
  • PCMA – Professional Convention Management Association

Convention and Visitor Bureau Memberships:

  • San Francisco Travel Association
  • Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
  • Destination DC
  • Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Visit Anaheim


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