Important Housing Notice

GFOA's 112th Annual Conference

May 6-9, 2018


St. Louis, MissouriAn exhibitor contacted GFOA today to let us know that her company was approached by Expo Housing Services to reserve her staff's hotel rooms for GFOA's 2018 Annual Conference. Please note that Experient will be the ONLY official housing company for GFOA's 2018 Annual Conference and will not contact you directly to make a reservation. Housing for GFOA's 2018 Annual Conference is not open until early November.

In the past, sham housing companies have approached GFOA exhibitors with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts. Lured by highly attractive rates, exhibitors have fallen prey to these imposters losing significant deposits, discovering hidden costs, up front charges, or being bait and switched to hotel rooms they never booked. 

Of course, these companies are in no way affiliated with GFOA's 112th Annual Conference, or the official hotels in St. Louis. They troll the Internet and association websites looking for annual events and then gain access to e-mail addresses for direct contact or draw attendees to their websites posing as the association’s sanctioned housing provider. Do not give them your credit card information.

Experient will begin accepting reservations for the 2018 Annual Conference in early November. Booking through GFOA's official housing provider will ensure you will be working with a reputable company, that your credit card information is secure, and that you will benefit from all services provided to conference attendees and exhibitors at the official hotels including shuttle transportation as necessary to the convention center.