June 9-10, 2004, Long Beach Convention Center
|MCLEAN, VA (March 25, 2004) – Creating budgets,
enhancing meetings with fun and exciting activities, using the Internet
to a planner’s advantage, and establishing win-win partnerships are just
some of the topics to be presented as part of the impressive educational
program at the eighth annual Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association
International’s (HSMAI’s) Affordable Meetings® West show, June 9-10,
2004 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® West show will offer 25 educational seminars covering key subjects of importance to planners at all levels of experience. Qualified meeting planners from across the country can attend HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® West free-of-charge. This comprehensive educational series allows attendees to acquire expert insight, new ideas, and inspirational advice, helping them to produce more successful, cost-effective meetings. Also, as an added benefit, attendees will receive a complimentary bound book containing handouts from all of the seminars.
The show program begins with the following five seminars, which will be offered on Wed., June 9, between 9 am – 10:30 am, and then repeated on Thurs., June 10 (during the same time):
Wed., June 9 (10:45 am – Noon)
Meeting planners can shop the show and collect information on a huge variety of venues and services, peruse the HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® Bookstore for material specific to meeting planning (printed materials and audio/visual resources as well as a complete line of CMP study materials), talk with experts in all areas of meeting planning at the Speaker’s Corner, and win cash prizes and exciting trips. The expo will be open each day of the show from noon – 3 pm.
Providing an excellent opportunity for liaising with fellow planners and other industry professionals, a reception on Wednesday, June 9, from 5 – 7 pm at the Queen Mary will feature great food and drink plus fun-filled entertainment.
Approximately 800 planners are expected to visit this premier exposition and educational conference. This impressive group represents meeting and event planners from a variety of organizations, with a majority from corporate, association and independent sectors and the balance from government, non-profit, education, religious, medical/health care organizations, travel agents, trade show management and the military.
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® is owned and presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International and managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM). The other remaining show for 2004 is HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® National, Sept. 8-9, 2004 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
For exhibitor information, contact Beth Petersen, show manager, GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954, or call (914) 421-3377; fax (914) 948-2918; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 a leading 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.
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|Also See:||HSMAI Calendar of Events 2004 / All the Facts / February 2004|
|HSMAI Survey of 7,000 Members Reveals the 'Top 10 Issues of Concern' Facing Sales and Marketing Executives / February 2004|