Your One Stop For On-The-Spot Solutions
From its comprehensive educational program, to personalized one-on-one meetings with suppliers, to peer-to-peer networking for exchanging best practices, HSMAI's MEET West is the planning industry’s ultimate resource for saving you time, money, and hassles while keeping you on the cutting edge of your profession. Meeting and event professionals in the Anaheim, CA area especially can enjoy all these benefits without making a dent in their travel budget or spending day after day out of the office.
Innovative Education Puts Ideas into Practice
Building on HSMAI’s outstanding educational tradition, HSMAI's MEET University pushes professional development beyond the classroom. New, hands-on demonstrations show you how to effectively apply the industry’s best practices. And, as always, you’ll learn from recognized experts in the field – the biggest names in the business.
Regardless of your experience level or your organization’s size, HSMAI's MEET University’s educational programs map out the fastest, most direct route to developing your expertise and advancing your career. You’ll explore:
| • Boot Camps, for hard-core hands-on training|
| • Case study workshops, for digging deep into big issues|
| • Peer-to-peer roundtables, for exchanging best practices and solutions|
| • All-new track for exhibiting sales and marketing professionals|
| • Renowned speakers, for keeping current on breaking trends, state-of-the-art|
technology, better budgeting, and more.
| • Plus 8.5 Clock hours for CMP certification or recertification – more than 1/3 of|
the newly required 25 CE hours towards CMP certification/re-certification.
And, new this year, HSMAI's MEET On will webcast selected educational sessions after the two-day event, so learning becomes accessible year-round…all at no cost to you.
One-on-One Meetings Cut Through Clutter
Why spend hours searching out the providers you need to see? Thanks to HSMAI's TEEM Up – the revolutionary show-within-a-show – the right exhibitors find you. HSMAI's TEEM Up matches you with relevant exhibitors and schedules a series of short appointments. You’ll meet prospective providers, one after another, and decide whether you want to hear more. HSMAI's TEEM Up adds real value by maximizing your most precious resource: time.
Of course, you’ll still have the opportunity to explore the exhibit floor, getting acquainted with more than 150 companies offering the best properties, destinations, services, software, and other products – ones you might not yet know you’ll need tomorrow. And, with an exhibit floor organized geographically, you’ll navigate with ease. For an up-to-date list of exhibitors, click here.
Unique Networking Lets You Share Success
Like the meetings and events that you plan, HSMAI's MEET West forges stronger personal and professional relationships. Here you’ll connect with 1,200 fellow planning professionals, face to face. It’s the year’s single best opportunity to discover what works – and what doesn’t – from others in your industry. And, as you share success stories and lessons learned, you’ll surely strike up lasting friendships and partnerships.
MEET University sessions can be used for clock hours for continuing education required for various certifications, including the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Onsite, there will be a form in the Conference program to help you to track your session attendance. Please use it and save it at home in your personal continuing education file. HSMAI's MEET National will not track attendance information and is unable to provide information on your past years’ participation. For specific information on how the CMP program counts contact hours (not CEUs), please visit the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) online at www.conventionindustry.org.