Is new hotel construction finally slowing the seller’s market,? And if it is, what will it mean when booking your meetings? Is it possible that hotels aren’t making any more money than they did in 2000? Find answers to those questions and more at two educational forums being held for Chicago-area meeting planners on June 28.

Jan Freitag, vice president, global development, Smith Travel Research, will be delivering just-released hotel occupancy and RevPAR trends from the first six months of the year at The Krisam Group’s forum at 2:30 p.m., followed by a trade show, at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago. The Meetings Group’s Editorial Director Betsy Bair will be moderating a panel of meeting planners and hoteliers who will discuss the latest trends and how they affect the way you do business. To receive more information, click here.

In Rosemont, Destinations Showcase Conference & Expo, sponsored by Destination Marketing Association International, offers educational sessions starting at 9 a.m. on such topics as green meetings, international meetings, and contracts, also followed by an expo. For more information, visit Destination Showcase.