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 Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
2005/2006 Event Calendar
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MCLEAN, VA (Sept. 29, 2005) – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present a comprehensive line-up of industry events and programs throughout the year, delivering educational sessions and strategy conferences as well as business-to-business forums for buyers and suppliers of hospitality, travel and tourism.
 
HSMAI events are invaluable for sales and marketing professionals looking to hone their skills, network with customers and stay abreast of industry changes.  Following is the current schedule of events for the rest of 2005 and into early 2006.
 
HSMAI University

HSMAI, in partnership with HSA International, continues its HSMAI University program, providing a wide-ranging schedule of course offerings and learning experiences in public venue, private label and online formats.  Included in the initial roll-out are one- and two-day seminars and workshops, as well as a monthly series of “LIVE” net conferences featuring industry experts discussing key issues within the realm of revenue management and electronic distribution.  The remaining schedule and themes are as follows:
 
“Fundamentals of Revenue Management/Effective Yield Management for Enhancing Profits”: October 18, Las Vegas, NV; November 8, Bloomington, MN; and December 6, Dallas, TX
 
“Essentials for Negotiation”:  October 12, San Diego, CA and October 20, Phoenix, AZ
 
“Essentials for Sales Communications”:  November 9, Atlanta, GA 
 
For more information on HSMAI University programs, please contact HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or www.hsmai.org, or HSA toll-free at (877) 432-7301or www.hsa.com.
 
HSMAI Meetings Quest

HSMAI Meetings Quest is a one-day format show featuring morning educational programs for meeting planners and suppliers, followed by a luncheon and speakers program, and an afternoon trade show providing an opportunity for meeting planners to visit one-on-one with suppliers. 
 
The remaining fall series for 2005 is as follows:

  • Oct. 6 – Minneapolis, MN
  • Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA
  • Oct. 25 – Chicago, IL
  • Nov. 8 – Dallas, TX
  • Nov. 22 – Washington DC
  • Dec. 15 – Anaheim, CA 
Contact: HSMAI Meetings Quest
c/o JTDunn Enterprises, 513 Commerce Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. (301) 249-4600, E-mail: meetingsquest@jtdunninc.com; www.meetingsquest.com
 
HSMAI Asia Connect

Oct. 19, 2005
Grand Copthorne Waterfront on the Singapore River, Singapore
 
Asia Connect, themed “Defining a New Vision for Global Hospitality Sales and Marketing Professionals,” will focus on fresh ideas, innovative thinking and competitive strategies required to equip today’s global hospitality professional with critical skills to ensure future business success. 
 
Held in conjunction with Wired 2005 – Asia Travel Matrix, Asia Connect will feature dynamic speakers and panelists sharing their views on vital issues and trends shaping tourism and hospitality, including opportunities available through new technologies, distribution channels and tools to drive sales revenue and profitability. 
 
For more information, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or log-on to www.hsmaiasiaconnect.com.
 
Caribbean Hotel Sales & Marketing Strategy Conference

Dec. 1-2, 2005
Miami, FL
 
The Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) and HSMAI team for this first annual event. Both associations will work together to plan, promote and produce an annual event with the goal of providing sales and marketing professionals in the Caribbean with information and resources pertaining to the latest trends in sales and marketing competencies that are necessary for success in growing their business.
 
For more information, contact Victor Lebron, CHA at (787) 725-9139 or visit www.hsmai.org or www.caribbeanhotels.org.
 
Travel Internet Marketing Strategy Conference

Dec. 7, 2005
San Francisco, CA
 
HSMAI’s Travel Internet Marketing Strategy Conference is designed to bring together leading industry experts to discuss the hottest issues and trends in Internet marketing.  HSMAI’s 5th Internet Marketing Conference will focus on Effective Internet Marketing in a Global Marketplace.
 
For more information, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or log-on to www.hsmai.org.
 
HSMAI Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund

HSMAI is conducting fundraisers at all of its events taking place between September and December.  HSMAI will match all contributions, up to $25,000, with donations going to the American Red Cross.  Individual donations are also being accepted.
 
HSMAI members can help the victims of this disaster and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.  All donations to the HSMAI Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund will go directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
 
For more information, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or log-on to www.hsmai.org.
 

2006
 
Adrian Awards Dinner

January 30, 2006
New York, NY
 
Celebrate the winners of HSMAI’s Adrian Awards for Advertising, Public Relations and Web Marketing at a special black-tie dinner and dazzling production.  These prestigious awards, which recognize the very best of hospitality and travel advertising, marketing materials, public relations and web site design and development, make up the largest travel-related competition of its kind in the world, embracing every area of the industry, including hotels, airlines, cruise lines, car rental companies, destinations, credit card companies and more.  
 
For more information or to purchase tickets, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or visit www.adrianawards.com.
 
Sixth Annual Resort Management Conference

March 19-21, 2006
Pinehurst, NC
 
Presented by HSMAI, the University of Denver School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) and the International Resort Managers Association (IRMA), attendees will participate in an intensive two-day program and have the unique opportunity to network, learn and experience first hand topics that directly impact this area of the travel and hospitality industry.
 
Sponsorship opportunities range from exhibitors to gold level sponsors.  For more information, or to confirm exhibit space, contact Nicci Crowley, director of special events, ncrowley@du.edu, (303) 241-1044.  
 
For more information or to register, call HSMAI at (703) 610-9024 or visit www.resortconference.com.
 
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings®

Three shows held annually for meeting planners and suppliers, HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings? provides meeting planners with free educational workshops on topics related to affordable meeting planning, plus an impressive trade show component featuring exhibitors from a cross-section of the travel industry, including hotels and resorts, CVBs, destination management companies, airlines, etc.  The 2006 schedule is as follows:
 
March 29 – 30, 2006
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings Mid-America
Navy Pier in Chicago, IL
 
June 14 – 15, 2006
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® West
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
 
September 6 – 7, 2006
HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® National
Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
 
Contact: HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings®
c/o George Little Management (GLM), Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954
Beth Petersen, show manager, (914) 421-3377; Fax (914) 948-2918
E-mail: beth_petersen@glmshows.com; 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, and bringing together customers and members at 15 annual events.  Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising nearly 7,000 members worldwide, with 38 chapters in the Americas region.
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Contact:

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
phone (703) 610-9024
www.hsmai.org

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Also See: HSMAI’S Revenue Management Special Interest Group Makes Huge Strides in Start-up Year / August 2005
Revenue Management: Too Tactical and Not Strategic Enough; Highlights from HSMAI's Revenue Management Strategy Conference / June 2005


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