Protocol and Latest Trends in Planning International
Dates Set in Washington DC, NYC and Chicago
|MCLEAN, VA (June 9, 2005) – An impressive line-up of speakers from
various aspects of the international meeting and event planning industry
will headline the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s
(HSMAI) 2nd annual World Quest conference, a three-city tour taking place
July 22-29, 2005 in Washington, DC, New York and Chicago.
“We’ve put together a superior program lead by expert speakers who will share their valuable insight and experiences with an audience of international meeting planners and hospitality industry buyers,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president and CEO of HSMAI.
The confirmed line-up of speakers for the World Quest conference is as follows:
Agenda topics for the 2005 World Quest program are outlined below:
Topic One: International Protocol
Topic Two: Freight Forwarding and VAT Reimbursement
Topic Three: Currency and Financial Transactions
Topic Four: The Latest Trends in Planning International Meetings
As an added incentive for attending the conference, participants in World Quest can earn points towards CMP certification or recertification.
The World Quest events will be held as follows:
HSMAI World Quest would like to recognize the following companies: Business Partners – Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Center, German Convention Bureau, InterContinental Hotels, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, Amsterdam RAI, Marriott International, Las Brisas Hotels & Resorts (Velorum Group), Toronto Convention & Visitors Association/Tourism Toronto, Loews Le Concorde/Vogue, Monaco Government Tourist Office, Shangri-la Hotels, Mexico Tourism Board, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Tourism Malaysia, Bahamas Tourist Office, Belgian Tourist Office, Singapore Tourism Board and Marketing Challenges Intl. Inc.; Sponsors – Toronto Convention & Visitors Association/Tourism Toronto and the Canadian Embassy Office of Tourism.
Opening the door to education and networking, HSMAI World Quest, a partnership between HSMAI and Association Management Group and its division Meetings Management Group, brings qualified corporate, association and government international planners together with international hospitality industry business partners for a day of learning, roundtable discussions and networking.
Connecting meeting professionals to the international business partners with whom they conduct business, World Quest presents a unique format designed for intensive education and learning. Attendees will find a wealth of information, including new business strategies, best practices and provocative presentations of hot topics important to the arena of international meetings, followed by interactive roundtable topic discussions with planners and international business partners.
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, including HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings, HSMAI’s Meeting Quest shows and the HSMAI World Quest events. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising nearly 7,000 members worldwide, with 38 chapters in the Americas region.
HSMAI World Quest
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