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Hospitality Upgrade Launches HU Interviews

The first release in the HU Interview series is Bob Gilbert, President and CEO of HSMAI

Aug. 9, 2012 - On location at the ninth HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC), Bob Gilbert, president and CEO of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), spoke with HU Interviews in June. The event boasted nearly 400 attendees, the largest gathering of hotel revenue management executives in the world, and was held in conjunction with HITEC 2012, this year located in Baltimore, Md. HSMAI focuses on growing hotel businesses through sales, marketing and revenue optimization.

HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference was held June 25-26, 2012. The first day's schedule included the ROC, and June 26 was the Resort Marketing Strategies Conference, Certified Revenue Management Executive course, and the Chief Revenue Officer Executive Round Table. Over 90 companies were represented at the ROC, gathering to explore emerging trends in revenue management and top issues facing the discipline, so that HSMAI can develop programs and resources to help the industry continue to evolve.

Announced at the event, HSMAI will introduce a new certification, Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM), in September as a way for members to keep up with emerging digital perspective in the industry.

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HSMAI President & CEO Bob Gilbert provides a glimpse into
the activities surrounding HSMAI ROC 2012 from Baltimore, Md.

About HU Interviews

HU Interviews is a new service from Hospitality Upgrade, the technology source for the hospitality industry, providing candid interviews with high level industry experts and innovative solution providers. Interviews by Hospitality Upgrade professionals are a unique inside look at industry events. For more information or to view other HU Interviews please go to:

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