As the meeting and event-planning industry’s premier show, HSMAI’s MEET National brings a new name – and a new vision – to the business of connecting planners with the right resources and suppliers to move their meetings and events forward.
Organized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the 2012 MEET National will attract 1,800 planning professionals from organizations of every size, plus 250 exhibitors, representing hotels, resorts, inns, convention and visitors bureaus, technology suppliers, food and equipment providers, and more.
New Features to Forge New Relationships
As professionals dedicated to people-to-people connections, planners can settle for nothing less than state-of-the-art meeting features to forge stronger, surer, more profitable business relationships. And HSMAI’s MEET National delivers, connecting:
Industry Experts to Planning Professionals: HSMAI’s MEET National’s comprehensive educational programs, planners from novice to executive hone their skills and develop new ones with hands-on learning specifically designed to save participants’ time, cut their costs, and increase their productivity. Case studies and practical demonstrations get learners out of their seats and into real-life applications. The take-away tips, tools, and techniques in these sessions alone make HSMAI’s MEET National the year’s can’t miss conference. And, HSMAI’s MEET On breaks the boundaries of time by webcasting selected sessions and updating them throughout the year.
Planning Professionals to Supplier Partners: To foster better business-building relationships and in addition to a more traditional tradeshow environment, HSMAI’s MEET National, introduces HSMAI’s TEEM Up, matching relevant supplier partners with interested attendees in a series of brief, one-to-one appointments. Just as its name implies, HSMAI’s TEEM Up works like a tradeshow in reverse – a win-win efficiency for time-crunched attendees and exhibitors alike. HSMAI’s MEET doesn’t stop there in providing alternate ways to connect meeting planning professionals with supplier partners. The Attendee Concierge will pre-schedule one-to-one appointments for the planning professional with supplier partners during the traditional trade show hours. And HSMAI’s MEET National 2012 also features an Exhibitor Concierge, an experienced, full-time HSMAI staffer dedicated in helping suppliers make business-boosting connections before, during, and after the event. Then, last but not least, there is networkNow! a powerful, online, self-scheduling tool for both the planning professional and the supplier partner to use.
Planning Professionals to Planning Professionals: Whether you’re a corporate, government, association, or independent planner – with a budget large or small – you’ll network with fellow meeting and event professionals to swap ideas and learn from others’ successes. At HSMAI’s MEET National you’ll take home tips for budgeting, negotiating, marketing, and more, all from colleagues who share your perspective.
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Washington, DC 20001
HSMAI’s MEET National provides you, the professional meeting planner with a myriad of destinations, solutions and products to enhance the events you orchestrate from the very small to the city-wide. More than 250 destination options from all of the major hotel chains and from Convention & Visitors Bureaus throughout the country are available to assist you in delivering your next memorable event!
Aside from the various destination options at HSMAI’s MEET National, event technology suppliers and the very products you currently use and/or your peers use to stage unforgettable events will be represented and eager to work with you.
Exhibitor categories include but are not limited to the following:
• Convention & Visitors Bureaus
• Destination Management Organizations
• Hotels & Resorts
• Hospitality Industry Associations
• Transportation Solutions
• Event Technology Offerings such as:
• Registration & Housing Services
• Exposition Management Services
• Attendee Response Solutions
• Automated Marketing Solutions
• Tele & E-blast Solutions
MEET National’s attendees represent corporate, association and independent sectors, government, non-profit, education, religious and medical/healthcare organizations, trade show management and the military.
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (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.
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