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
HSMAI is a global organization of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI leads the way in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry. Operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and for sales, marketing, and revenue management disciplines, HSMAI connects its members with customers. Founded in the United States in 1927, HSMAI is membership organization comprising 5,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide. HSMAI operates regionally around the globe via Regional boards of directors and staff. There are three regions: the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, and a chapter in the Middle East. Each region has geographic chapters and signature programs and services for association members. HSMAI has a Global board which is made up of delegates from each Region.