McLean, Va. (January 24, 2013) – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) today announced the dates of its HSMAI’s MEET series for 2013, to be held in Chicago, Ill., Anaheim, Calif., and Washington, D.C. The events expand upon the success of the 2011 and 2012 HSMAI’s MEET conferences that continue to offer exhibitors the opportunity to meet with the industry’s leading planners and decision makers, as well as top-of-the-line training for meeting and event planning professionals.
“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,” said Kate Sullivan, senior sales manager, Grand Hyatt Washington. “Overall we calculated more than 7,000 room nights were generated in solid show leads for our hotel.”
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MPI and HSMAI Launch Groundbreaking Strategic Partnership
A press conference was held on July 29th, the opening day of the 2012 World Education Congress in St. Louis, to announce the partnership of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). For the first time, HSMAI and MPI have agreed to provide one another with education at select events including HSMAI's MEET National.
"We are very excited to partner with MPI and expand our reach to meeting planners while in tandem supporting MPI as they strive to better serve their supplier members at events. The relationship is a great compliment that will increase knowledge offerings, and drive business opportunities at our respective events,"
- Fran Brasseux, Executive Vice President at HSMAI.
"Our members are the heart and soul of MPI and we're thrilled to combine our extensive knowledge with HSMAI to offer more comprehensive events. This partnership allows us to better serve our supplier members and heightens the business value of our events for all members. This is a great step into MPI's future."
- Cindy D'Aoust, MPI COO and interim CEO
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