HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® 2010 Event Series, Call For Presentations Announced
Exhibit floor enhancements, including regionalized booths, also detailed
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) announces the dates of its 2010 Affordable Meetings® Conference & Expositions and Event Technology Expo™ (ETE) at Affordable Meetings® National. This highly acclaimed event series attracts more than 3,000 motivated planners from all sectors who attend looking for quality resources and education to enhance their meetings and events.
Affordable Meetings® Mid-America
April 14 – 15, 2010
Affordable Meetings® West
June 16 – 17, 2010
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, Calif.
Affordable Meetings® National and Event Technology Expo (ETE)
September 8 – 9, 2010
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
HSMAI is currently seeking qualified presenters for the 2010 series and invites meeting professionals, industry consultants, professional speakers and trainers, and industry suppliers to submit proposals.
“HSMAI's Affordable Meetings celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009 and HSMAI is now planning an exciting 21st year full of cutting-edge educational sessions for 2010,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “We want attendees to leave Affordable Meetings sessions with knowledge, ideas, tools and know-how that will help them excel in their jobs and bring value to their organizations.”
The Call for Presentations Submission Form must be completed in full and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 13, 2009 to be considered for the 2010 programs.
The 2010 series will also feature changes to the exhibit floor for an improved sales experience, based on exhibitor feedback from 2009. Regionally segmented areas will be clearly defined providing a more efficient use of exhibitor and meeting planner time. Also, four food and beverage pavilions will be scattered throughout the hall to further enhance traffic and add face-to-face time with meeting planners. Additional enhancements will be announced in the coming months.
Booth space is available now to reserve. Interested exhibitors may contact Craig Baker, account manager, exhibition sales, J. Spargo & Associates, (703) 679-3942 e-mail: email@example.com, or visit .
About HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® | HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® offers attendees the opportunity to meet and do business with exhibiting companies during a unique exposition that showcases venues, products and services to help produce various types of meetings and events. Year-after-year, the highly-acclaimed trade exposition is a main attraction for attendees looking to meet and network with knowledgeable suppliers who are determined to help produce valuable meetings and assist with purchasing decisions. Exhibitors represent hotels and resorts, university conference centers, unique meeting sites, convention and visitor bureaus, transportation companies, trade publications, software and audio/visual businesses, and other meeting and convention suppliers. HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® is owned and presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Americas region and managed by J. Spargo & Associates. Visit or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Phone: +1 404-832-7711
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.