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"People are here ready to do business. We had really good traffic through our booth."

— Linda McNeill,
Warwick Denver,
Denver CVB
"I love the number of planners I got to see and had some great interactions. "We had some really quality conversations during the one-on-one appointments. The show definitely generated leads."

— Linda McNeill,
Warwick Denver,
Denver CVB
"The quality of the attendees I've seen this year is great, far exceeding the level I've seen in the past. We have an RFP in hand, and any time you can do that at a show you're doing well."

— Steve Mallory,
Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
"The quality of the attendees I've seen this year is great, far exceeding the level I've seen in the past. We have an RFP in hand, and any time you can do that at a show you're doing well."

— Trudy Singh,
NYC & Co,
New York City's Official Tourism Marketing Organization
"It's new. It's innovative. It's fresh information. I have learned a lot, and after 20 years in the industry, that's saying something."

— Cara Tharp,
Federation of Animal Science Societies,
Champaign, Ill.
"I have really, really enjoyed the conference year. I started out with the boot camp led by Vicky and learned a lot that I can bring back to the office. I also enjoyed the peer roundtables, flash talks, the exhibit hall and everyone I have met. I am going to come next this year. It was definitely worth the drive from North Carolina. I really had a great time!"

— Amelia Hodges,
Meeting Planner,
North Carolina Association of CPA's
"2014 will be an exciting year for HSMAI's MEET West as the show will be taking place in San Diego for the first time, and we are working closely with an industry leader in Questex."

— Fran Brasseux,
HSMAI Executive Vice President
"2014's enhanced, appointment-based program and dynamic educational programming including case-study workshops, peer-to-peer roundtables and executive panels are designed to make planning more affordable and more efficient."

— Marilyn McHugh,
Questex Hospitality + Travel Vice President,
Global Events
"MEET and the appointment opportunities gave us an edge to meet the right customer at the right time. Having booth time and appointments is the best of both worlds."

— Shannon Derrick,
CMP Global Sales Director,
Wyndham Hotel Group.
"MEET National was a great opportunity for us to showcase our hotel in many different ways, and we appreciated all of HSMAI's efforts and hard work to help make this event a success...Overall we calculated more than 7,000 room nights were generated in solid show leads for our hotel."

— Kate Sullivan,
Senior Sales Manager,
Grand Hyatt Washington
HSMAI’s MEET West expands beyond a traditional trade show by connecting suppliers with prospective clients through a hosted buyer appointment-based program and dynamic networking and educational programming.

— Marilyn McHugh,
Questex Hospitality + Travel Vice President,
Global Event
"I love this show. People come by with business in hand. We get great traffic."

— Darnell Belford,
National Sales Manager,
Philadelphia, CVB
"HSMAI's MEET is a valuable resource for meeting planners!"

— Rebecca Murphy,
Meeting Coordinator
NACUBO
"We are proud to mark the 25th anniversary of HSMAI's MEET National conference, which connects planners with top meeting hotels, destinations and suppliers."

— Fran Brasseux,
HSMAI Executive Vice President.
"The opportunity to meet face-to-face and do business is invaluable."

— Fran Brasseux,
HSMAI Executive Vice President.
"HSMAI's MEET has done a great job of attracting highly qualified meeting planners. It makes the show a worthwhile investment."

— Chuck Salem,
Unique Venues
"The National event gave me valuable meetings with individuals with a specific interest in bringing events to Broadmoor."

— Laurie Meachem,
Director of National Sales,
The Broadmoor
"HSMAI's MEET National event will offer top-of-the-line training, educational and development opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals."

— Marilyn McHugh,
Questex Hospitality + Travel Vice President,
Global Events
"We actually cut several tradeshows we have traditionally done for years in our budget. Good news, though- in all this cutting, we did keep HSMAI’s MEET in, so that says a lot about HSMAI and MEET!"

— Mark Thompson,
VP of Mktg.,
Irving Texas CVB
"We had more than 100 planners stop by our booth the first day and we had two RFPs. HSMAI's MEET is really working hard to enhance the value of the show to both meeting planners and suppliers through things like the one-to-one appointments."

— Kimberly Wright,
CMP,
Chicago’s Northshore CVB


About HSMAI

HSMAI is the hospitality industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding. 

HSMAI is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers. 

Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide. HSMAI’s Americas Region, headquartered in McLean, VA, consists of 38 chapters in three countries. HSMAI's European Region, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, consists of five national chapters in Europe. HSMAI Asia Pacific, headquartered in Singapore, has chapters in Singapore, Hong Kong/Macau. A chapter has also been chartered in the United Arab Emirates. The HSMAI Foundation was established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of HSMAI.

Contact HSMAI

1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-506-3280
Fax: 703-506-3266
Email: info@hsmai.org

 



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