Meetings Database Institute

Results Oriented, Strategically Driven,

Trusted Data Management and Solutions Firm specializing in the Group and Meetings Industry


Bringing Order to a world of Data Chaos. 

Analyzed & Managed:

  • Over 4 Million Accounts

  • 200 Million+ Roomnights

  • $30 Billion Room Revenue

Services Offered

Database Management Solutions


Strategic Data Management - Clutter to Clear.

Dedicated Support
Added firepower to achieve the goals of your organization
Meeting Data Management/
Attendance Growth

Grow your meeting attendance through proper data management.


About Us  / Our Vision

MDI was founded and built on the premise of assisting our clients achieve, and exceed, their goals by maximizing use of data. In 1994 we saw an enormous growing need in the hospitality and meetings industry for data management solutions (harnessing, analyzing, cleaning and mining). As a result, we threw up our shingle and formed Meetings Database Institute (MDI). Since then, we are proud to say the vast majority of our business has been derived from referrals, and for that fact, we are extremely grateful and humbled.

Our foundation is simple - Integrity, Intelligence, Impact. Candidly, it is not about us, it is about you. From day one, we have always kept this mindset as an organization, and continue to do so today.  

Throughout the years there have been (and are) an abundance of outstanding front-end software systems in the marketplace. Our focus however has been and continues to be on the data within these systems to objectively bring incremental revenue and efficiency for our clients. Our office has well over 100+ years of combined experience in database marketing/management, hospitality sales/marketing, meeting growth and industry integrated marketing. We thoroughly understand, and have been practicing impactful data methodologies long before data science became vogue. Through our proprietary systems, we use proven data strategies that increase revenue, roomnights and meeting attendance.

Quality information leads to quality decision making. We bring order to a world of data chaos in a trusted and logic based manner. By understanding and incorporating empirical data into the decision making process, MDI is able to impact our customers and increase revenue by utilizing sophisticated modeling. As each hotel, CVB, and organization within the meetings/hospitality community is unique, we cater our services to best suit your challenges.

We welcome the opportunity to show you how we can best be of service to you, your team and your organization. We remain at your service.

Would you like to:
  • Focus and leverage the right targets?
  • Deploy resources for greatest impact?
  • Move from "Clutter to Clear"?
  • Increase Revenue?
If so, please contact us.

Executive Team

John L. Enghauser

Tel: 847-803-0111

Colleen Swanson
Executive Vice President

Tel: 847-803-8333

Marck Pratt
Vice President, IT

Tel: 801-317-4903



Meetings Database Institute (MDI)


2800 S. River Road

Chicago, IL. 60018

(847) 803-6341

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