Dates in 2003 have been set for the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) three Affordable Meetings® shows. The calendar for 2003 is as follows:
á HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® Mid-America
April 2 - 3, 2003
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
á HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® West
June 11 - 12, 2003
San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA
á HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® National
Sept. 3 - 4, 2003
Washington, DC Convention Center
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® shows draw meeting and event planners from a variety of organizations, with a majority representing corporate, association and independent sectors and the balance from government, non-profit, education, religious, medical/health care organizations, travel agents, trade show management and military groups. HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® is free-of-charge to qualified meeting planners from across the country.
Each of the Affordable Meetings® events offer an unmatched exposition and a dynamic program of “need to know” educational seminars on topics related to cost-effective meeting planning. In addition, HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® shows offer planners the opportunity to shop at a trade exposition with a variety of suppliers including hotels and resorts, university conference centers, unique meeting sites, convention and visitor bureaus, transportation companies, software and audiovisual businesses, and other meeting and convention suppliers. Networking opportunities and prize giveaways complete the program.
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® is owned and presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International and managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM).
For exhibitor information at future shows, contact Beth Ricci, show manager, GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954, or call (914) 421-3377; fax (914) 948-2918; e-mail:
[email protected] Attendee information is available by calling 1-800-272-SHOW. Additional information and a complete program schedule can be obtained by visiting the Show’s web site at www.affordablemeetings.com.
HSMAI is an 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. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of over 7,000 members from 35 countries and 60 chapters worldwide.
For more information on HSMAI, contact the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102, phone (703) 610-9024; fax (703) 610-9005. You can also visit the web site at www.hsmai.org.