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 2013 Preliminary Program























General Session Keynote Speaker:

Jim Davidson

Date: Wednesday, September 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Topic: Power of Partnership

Featured on the national TV show "I Shouldn't Be Alive" ("Killer Crevasse" episode on Animal Planet)

Jim Davidson can help you rally your resilience to reach your summits in business and life!




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HSMAI’s MEET National


As the meeting and event-planning industry’s premier show, HSMAI's MEET National brings the business of connecting planners with the right resources and suppliers to move their meetings and events forward.


Organized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the 2013 HSMAI's MEET National will attract 1,500 planning professionals from organizations of every size, plus 200 exhibitors, representing hotels, resorts, inns, convention and visitors bureaus, technology suppliers, food and equipment providers, and more.


New Features to Forge New Relationships  


As professionals dedicated to people-to-people connections, planners can settle for nothing less than state-of-the-art meeting features to forge stronger, surer, more profitable business relationships. And HSMAI's MEET National delivers, connecting:


Industry Experts to Planning Professionals: HSMAI's MEET National’s comprehensive educational programs, planners from novice to executive hone their skills and develop new ones with hands-on learning  specifically designed to save participants’ time, cut their costs, and increase their productivity. Case studies and practical demonstrations get learners out of their seats and into real-life applications.  The take-away tips, tools, and techniques in these sessions alone make HSMAI's MEET National the year’s can’t miss conference.


Planning Professionals to Supplier Partners: To foster better business-building relationships and in addition to a more traditional tradeshow environment, HSMAI's MEET National, introduces HSMAI's TEEM Up, matching relevant supplier partners with interested attendees in a series of brief, one-to-one appointments. Just as its name implies, HSMAI's TEEM Up works like a tradeshow in reverse – a win-win efficiency for time-crunched attendees and exhibitors alike.  HSMAI's MEET doesn’t stop there in providing alternate ways to connect meeting planning professionals with supplier partners. The Attendee Concierge will pre-schedule one-to-one appointments for the planning professional with supplier partners during the traditional trade show hours.  HSMAI's MEET National 2013 also features an Exhibitor Concierge, an experienced, full-time HSMAI staffer dedicated in helping suppliers make business-boosting connections before, during, and after the event.   Then, last but not least, there is networkNow!  a powerful, online, self-scheduling tool for both the planning professional and the supplier partner to use.  


Planning Professionals to Planning Professionals:  Whether you’re a corporate, government, association, or independent planner – with a budget large or small – you’ll network with fellow meeting and event professionals  to swap ideas and learn from others’ successes. At HSMAI's MEET National you’ll take home tips for budgeting, negotiating, marketing, and more, all from colleagues who share your perspective. 


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