With success at the inaugural HSMAI’s MEET National last September, and at HSMAI’s MEET Mid-America in April, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) now moves west for the first annual HSMAI’s MEET West in Anaheim, Calif., May 30-31,2012 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel.
“This year’s HSMAI’s MEET Mid-America saw a 20 percent increase in planners over last year’s event,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “The fundamental changes we added beginning with our National event, including HSMAI’s TEEM Up, MEET On, MEET University and more, are all imperative to ensure we are offering the most informative, worthwhile trade show in the business. We look forward to bringing the success we’ve seen at HSMAI’s MEET National and HSMAI’s MEET Mid-America to California for our West conference.”
HSMAI’s MEET series, which is free to attend for qualified planners, strives to formulate new relationships and stresses the importance of in-person conference meetings among industry experts, planning professionals and supply partners, and this year’s HSMAI’s MEET West will include more than 500 planning professionals from all segments of the industry and more than 100 exhibitors who represent hotels, conference centers, audio visual companies and more. Major hotel brands that will be represented at HSMAI's MEET West include Four Seasons, IHG, Hilton, Loews, and Marriott, as well as top destinations and attractions such as Anaheim/Orange County, Colorado Springs, Denver, Disney Destinations, Reno/Tahoe, San Diego, Salt Lake, Tucson, and Toronto.