HSMAI's MEET Series Heads to Anaheim May 29-30

May 14, 2013

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will continue its HSMAI’s MEET series with the second event this year May 29-30 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel.

The first show of the year was HSMAI’s MEET Mid-America show in Chicago.

To help set the stage in Anaheim, keynote speaker, Jim Davidson, will speak on the power of partnership and divulge advice from his experience as a corporate manager, high-altitude climber and resilience expert.

“His stories are inspiring, and he makes them applicable to partnership and business challenges faced by HSMAI’s MEET attendees,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI.

He added, “We’re pleased to have him on board throughout the series, and we look forward to seeing the impact he’ll make on attendees at both HSMAI’s MEET West this month and HSMAI’s MEET National in September.”

 HSMAI’s MEET West marks the second time the series has come to Anaheim since the debut of the show’s revamped format at the 2011 National event in Washington, D.C. 

HSMAI’s MEET, which stands for Meetings, Events, Education and Technology, has several opportunities in store:

  • HSMAI’s TEEM Up: A role reversal expo of exhibitors and planners where they can maximize their time for up to 10 one-on-one appointments requested by the pre-qualified and hosted meeting professionals
  • HSMAI’s Attendee Concierge: A convenient service helping attendees pre-schedule one-on-one appointments during regular tradeshow hours
  • HSMAI’s Exhibitor Concierge: A HSMAI staff sales professional solely devoted to aiding suppliers in making advantageous business connections and maximizing their return on participation
  • HSMAI’s MEET University: Industry specialists’ insights geared toward planners and exhibitors through an interactive, hands-on educational platform.

For the second year in a row, Meetings Professionals International, as part of its partnership with HSMAI, will provide edifying content for planners attending HSMAI’s MEET West, which is free to attend for qualified planners.

Meetings, events and hospitality professionals will receive training, professional development and marketplace opportunities to help advance them in their career paths.

“The education sessions are cutting-edge,” said 20-year veteran planner Teri Terrazino, CMP, of HSMAI’s Mid-America show, which included more than 300 appointments between planners and partners. “I make it a priority to block my calendar every year for the two full days of HSMAI’s MEET.”

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