HSMAI Aims To Establish Sydney Chapter
“With the current economic climate, it is even more important to make sure that we keep current on trends and innovations in the industry and membership to the only global professional organisation for sales and marketing provides this opportunity. HSMAI has numerous online communications with podcasts and webinars, series of reviews and industry white papers, plus seminars, workshops and conferences, which are all available to members in the Asia Pacific Region”.
During the past few years, HSMAI Asia Pacific chapters have been established in Singapore and Hong Kong. The proposal is to establish a chapter in Sydney by the end of 2009 and this will require a membership platform of 25 HSMAI members in Sydney. During the launch evening there were many “expressions of interest” and a meeting will be scheduled for all interested parties within the month.
The Sydney Harbour Marriott provided a wonderful venue for the evening and Ms Dennis especially thanked Ms. Jennifer Brown, General Manager of the hotel for her support and commitment to HSMAI Asia Pacific.
The HSMAI event will be followed by a meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2009 to decide next steps with the development of a chapter of HSMAI Asia Pacific in Sydney. The location is The Marque Hotel Sydney, Cnr of George and Quay Streets, Railway Square, Sydney NSW 2000 Telephone 61 2 9212 2544. The meeting commences at 5:30 PM and interested parties are welcome to attend.
Illka Gobius for HSMAI Asia
Phone: +65 6728 3820
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry"s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI ROCET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.
HSMAI is the leading association of sales and marketing professionals in the hospitality industry. With over 7,000 members in 35 countries, HSMAI is a global network of individuals, chapters, businesses and organizations. All industry segments are represented including hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise ships, car rental agencies, restaurants, attractions and theme parks, convention and visitors bureaus, destination management companies and reservation sales organizations.
As the regional chapter for the metropolitan area, HSMAI Greater New York serves a community of over 500 hospitality professionals who are committed to the highest standards of service and ongoing professional development.
Membership is open to anyone in hospitality sales, marketing or management as well as travel and tourism educators and service providers who support the industry. HSMAI continues to lead the industry by providing education and market research to its members.