A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to our 2017 "Charity of the Year" - Neighbors Helping Neighbors AND to our Arizona Chapter of HSMAI to help support our association's mission and our continuing efforts to provide quality continuing education and scholarships for those professionals currently in the hospitality industry and those who are pursuing a career in the field.
Friday, July 14, 2017
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Paradise Valley - Scottsdale
Registration and Quarters Sales
Networking, No-Host Bar, and Silent Auction
Dinner and Live Auction
Pledge Drive for Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Bill Morton, Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix-Scottsdale
Ray Grace, Ray the DJ
Rowan Pickering, The Event Team
David Rosenbaum, CHME, Carefree Resort & Conference Center
Clark Rowley-Chaney, RRP, Luxury Residence Club Resales
Yvette Koebke, Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Phoenix
Alma Rosa Pink, North Central Group
$70.00 per person
$675.00 Corporate Table of Ten
Complimentary valet parking is available at main entrance to resort.
Brede Exposition Services
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Paradise Valley - Scottsdale
Mark Skalny Photography
National Bank of Arizona
PacRim Marketing Group, Inc.
Ray the DJ
Road to Success Marketing
Sacco & Associates
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is an individual membership organization with more than 7,000 members worldwide. 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 and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI ROCET, the Adrian Awards, and the Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region.
The Arizona Chapter, the second largest chapter in the U.S., was recently honored as the 2015-2016 Chapter of the Year and is the recipient of the most "Chapter Awards of Excellence" in the history of HSMAI. Membership is 240+ members strong, and is comprised of General Managers, Directors of Sales, Sales Managers, Revenue Managers, and Student Members. The chapter offers members a variety of education programs, community volunteer opportunities, leadership and professional development opportunities and a variety of networking and special events.
ABOUT OUR CHARITY
Founded in Scottsdale, AZ in 2013, Neighbors Helping Neighbors is an organization whose members aspire to respond to various opportunities that allow their leaders to show commitment to those in need in our local communities. They are driven by the belief that we have a responsibility to our neighbors to aid them with hands-on efforts and financial resources. They hope to assist, contribute and enrich the lives of the people they touch who may find themselves in a position where they require a supportive and compassionate helping hand. Through strategic partnerships and pooling the resources of its members, NHN is dedicated to giving the helping hand that many of our neighbors need but unfortunately can't find elsewhere. NHN has been recognized for their success with the "Shop with a Cop" program that assists at risk, underprivileged children over the holiday season. Their dedication and participation to our veterans and collaboration with AZ Honor Flight has assisted many military veterans and their families over the last few years. For more information visit www.nhnaz.com.
ABOUT OUR HOST VENUE
Located minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Arizona and 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the newly renovated DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale offers a warm welcome and comfortable stay in tranquil surroundings. Relax in our beautifully landscaped property surrounded by lavish courtyards, cacti and palm trees.
Enjoy a range of amenities at our resort without any resort fees. Swim in one of our two outdoor pools, work out in the health club or enjoy a game of tennis or basketball. Our Scottsdale, AZ hotel offers a prime location in the heart of the city. Just steps from the hotel are great dining, nightlife and shopping options in Old Town. Visit the spa for a day of relaxation. Our complimentary shuttle is great for exploring the area.
Every spacious guest room at this Paradise Valley resort offers impressive views from your private balcony or patio. Upgrade to a suite for extra space and cozy bathrobes, private pool and spa in our Presidential Suite.
Refuel after a busy day in our restaurant, Asadero Cocina and Cantina, offering Southwestern cuisine. Our Made Market has you covered when you're in a hurry. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks® coffee, bagel or sandwich. Stop by the Catina or the Azure Pool Bar for a cocktail or glass of wine.
With a range of function rooms including intimate boardrooms and grand ballrooms, we are a great choice amongst Scottsdale, AZ hotels to host your next meeting, corporate getaway or wedding. Additional information is available here.
THE CONCEPT OF THE AUCTION
The Chinese Auction was conceived in 1982 by the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association Int'l. This event has gained national recognition and has been adopted by numerous HSMAI and MPI chapters through the U.S. as their major fundraiser.
The auction was originally given the Chinese theme due to the location of the event - the former China Doll Restaurant in Phoenix. Over the years, the auction has grown in size and has moved its location to larger venues. The Chinese theme has remained.
The idea of the auction is to provide each guest with a list of items (ranging from dinners and trips to golf outings) and a numbered stick. Each table is supplied with a bucket that is placed in the middle. Starting with the number one item, the auctioneer describes that item and asks the guests who are interested in bidding on this item to toss a quarter or quarters in the bucket. The guest then holds their stick in the air. The auctioneer calls out the sticks that are held up. A gonger (who cannot see or hear what is going on) is responsible for hitting the gong after a few seconds. The last number called out when the gong is rung has won that prize and goes to the stage to claim it. This sequence of events goes on throughout the evening until all prizes are gone. Over the years, a silent and live auction have also been added to the event.
This event has won numerous awards including a 2015 "Stars of the Industry" Award from the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association and several "Awards of Excellence in Association Management" from the Arizona Society of Association Executives and the 2015-16 Frank W. Berkman "Best of the Best" award from HSMAI.
Don't forget to bring your quarters for bidding.
Come ready to have a great time.
This is the perfect event to bring family members, friends and co-workers too.
Click here for the Invitation
Click here for the Auction Item Donor Letter
Click here for Auction Item Donor Form
GreenTree Inn & Suites
4234 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, 85040
11:00am - 1:30pm
4435 E. Paradise Village Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85032
18 holes of Spectacular Golf * Swag Bags
Great Raffle Prizes * Awards Luncheon and More!
These leading associations - the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International - have joined forces for the seventh year in a row to provide members of the Arizona meeting and hospitality industry a day of great golf on an award winning course, followed by a lunch and an awards celebration.
This is an event you won't want to miss. Not up for a round of golf or don't have four hours to play? You can still participate!
The funds from this tournament will help to support our associations' continuing efforts to provide quality continuing education and scholarships for those professionals currently in the meeting and hospitality industry and those who are pursuing a career in the field. Once again, we would greatly appreciate your participation.
For more information on MPI Arizona Sunbelt Chapter go to: www.mpi-az.org.
On behalf of our Golf Tournament Committee and our Board of Directors, we thank you in advance for your participation and support!!!
Rate of $109 for golf includes:
|7:00-8:00 a.m.||Registration and Practice|
|8:00 a.m.||Shotgun Start|
|10:30-12:00 p.m.||Golf Clinic|
|12:45 p.m.||Luncheon, Awards and Raffles/Silent Auction|
ABOUT THE COURSE
Located in the heart of Phoenix with spectacular mountain views, Stonecreek Golf Club's remarkable golf, upscale amenities and unmatched service have earned it recognition by Golf Channel as one of Arizona's "Best Kept Secrets." Open to the public 52 weeks a year, the club's superb links-style championship layout, expansive golf practice facility, delicious dining and spacious banquet facilities offer unrivaled opportunities for playing, socializing and networking. For more information, go to http://www.stonecreekgc.com
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253
11:00am - 1:30pm
4:00-5:00pm ... Registration, Networking and Walk Thru of Aquarium
5:00-6:00pm ... Presentation in the 3D Theatre - Educational Speaker, Year in Preview,
Charity of the Year announcement, Raffles and Prizes
6:00-7:00pm ... Cocktails, Networking, Committee Awareness Fair and Hors D' Oeuvres
Come Swim with the Sharks and Enhance Your Team Dynamics!
Will your business sink or swim in 2017?
Join HSMAI's Reigning Chapter of The Year as we kick-off 2017 with actionable takeaways to ensure that your team is clicking on all cylinders.
We are proud to announce that Laura Meck from Sonata Venture will share with us how teams can use predictive data and analytics to understand the strengths of your people, helping you achieve your 2017 goals. This session will touch on how sales, revenue managers and marketing can work together to exceed your goals and expectations.
This session will help set the tone for your upcoming year, HSMAI will lay the groundwork and introduce what's ahead for our educational sessions this year!
This is a great meeting to bring your team, department or entire group. You will learn and gain insight on how to maximize your productivity using Predictive Index data to enhance your strategic plan, meet and exceed your business and person goals in 2017.
Bring plenty of business cards for networking and an opportunity to win a Free Predictive Index Analysis for a team of ten by Laura Meck.
Special Offer - Bring a friend! The first 20 members who register can bring a prospective HSMAI member AT NO COST!! Don't miss this amazing kick off, learn how analytics can help you achieve your goals and find out more about how you can win this for your team!
ABOUT OUR VENUE
OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The two-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water. With over 50 exhibits and 500 different species, there are more than 30,000 animals that call OdySea Aquarium home.
OdySea Aquarium offers an educational, interactive and entertaining experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like no other in the industry. The facility includes a 3D theater, SeaTREK underwater ocean walking and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the "Living Sea Carousel."
Unparalleled features include massive aquatic orbs suspended from the lobby ceiling and filled with colorful schools of fish, and a giant submerged escalator allowing guests to descend deep into the ocean while surrounded by thousands of seas creatures.
More information at: http://www.odyseaaquarium.com/about/
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Laura A. Kirby-Meck
Laura Meck President and CEO, lead's the company in client retention, client acquisition, revenue generation and business strategy. Author, speaker, and advocate for small business owners and entrepreneurs, Laura prides herself on giving sage advice and real-world tips that can be implemented immediately.
For over twenty-five years Laura has served the hospitality technology industry providing exceptional guidance, customer service, industry knowledge, leadership coaching, strategic planning and marketing expertise.
Prior to launching Sonata Venture Solutions, Laura held roles as Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Managing Director for global hospitality and or technology companies. She was responsible for the growth of new initiatives, participated in merger and acquisition strategic planning and successfully led international sales organizations.
Focused on sharing knowledge, tools, and experience, Laura prides herself on listening to prospects and clients, understanding their needs and delivering the right solutions at the right time. Small/ Mid-Sized business and leadership is her passion.
Trends, Data, Forecasts, Performance Metrics
Come join us for a look at not only performance in the hospitality industry but also an inside look at local influences.
Theresa Greene, STR Global and Mitchel Allen, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
11:00-12:00pm ... Registration and Networking Lunch (Heavy Hors D' Oeuvres)
12:00-12:15pm ... Welcome and Announcements
12:15-1:00pm ... Presentation
1:00-1:15pm ... Raffle Drawing and Close
Graphs and charts oh my! What does it all mean? The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International's Arizona Chapter will host its annual "State of the Industry" event for area hospitality industry professionals.
Executives from STR Global and The Greater Phoenix Council will combine forces to discuss the state of the lodging industry and outlook from a regional, national and global perspective. The facts, figures and insights they present will be designed to help area hospitality sales, revenue and marketing professionals develop plans and forecasts for the coming year.
During this program, we will recap the successes from 2016 and hear from key Industry leaders on trends, opportunities, and potential challenges we may face in 2017. Our presenters will speak to demand drivers, the global and local economies, possible disruptors, and new supply, while offering tips on what data will be key to help you be most profitable throughout 2017.
Come find out the latest trend lines and how it will impact your business!
Special Offer: Members are encouraged to bring their General Managers and/or Revenue Managers at the member rate!
ABOUT OUR VENUE
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
Welcome to the Radisson in Phoenix, where you can find comfort in any of our 180 stylish rooms or 24 spacious suites. Our hotel offers relaxation wherever you land-on a Simmons® Luxury Plush EverNU bed, in a patio chair by the outdoor pool or around a table with friends or family at our on-site restaurant.
Phoenix offers countless sightseeing opportunities for tourists, and with free high-speed Internet access at the hotel, you can do all of your research before you head out. When it's time to catch your flight at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), take our free 24-hour airport shuttle to your terminal.
For a taste of Southwestern cuisine, without scouring the streets of Phoenix, head to RBG Bar & Grill. It's on site and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Treat yourself to a drink at the lobby bar later, or stay in your room and order room service. More information at: https://www.radisson.com/phoenix-hotel-az-85008/azphxapn
Theresa Greene leads STR's Custom Forecast program, which projects future performance of specific competitive sets, factoring in anticipated new supply and individual market dynamics. Prior to joining STR, Ms. Greene served as the sole, specialized hotel appraisal reviewer for GE Capital and as Vice President for HVS, a premier hotel consulting and valuation firm. Tess has over a decade of hospitality experience including supply and demand analysis, financial statement examination, pro forma development, and hotel appraisal.
As Vice President of Business Development at Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Mitchel specializes in providing market analysis and site-selection assistance to manufacturing and distribution companies looking to expand or relocate to the region. He has facilitated corporate expansions leading to the creation of more than 2,300 jobs, resulting in an investment impact of more than $115 million to the Greater Phoenix region. His recent experience involves projects in the high-tech electronics manufacturing, plastic injection molding, and distribution spaces. He is currently working with more than 100 companies in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, healthcare and manufacturing. He was recently named one of 2017 North America's Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect.
Prior to joining GPEC, Mitchel was with the City of Chandler as an Economic Development Specialist where he focused on business attraction, retention and expansion, as well as collaborated with regional and state agencies. He also managed the 60,000-sqaure-foot Innovations Science and Technology Incubator in Chandler, which opened in 2011.
Mitchel was born and raised in Tempe, Ariz. where he earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. Mitchel serves on the board of directors of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), and is a member of NAIOP and SIOR. He is also a mentor for Year Up and New Pathways for Youth.
Maya Day + Night Club
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale 85251
5:30-6:30 p.m. ... Registration, Networking, and Raffle Sales
6:30-9:00 p.m. ... Entertainment, Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres and Raffles
The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association and their Special Events Committee invite you, your colleagues, customers, family, and friends to join in an evening of FUN! The HSMAI "Spring Fling" and Industry Networking Event is a great way to unwind from the busy day and mix and mingle with other industry professionals.
In honor of the recent NCAA Final Four Championship in the valley, we'll offer basketball-themed team games on the outside pool deck, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and unlimited beverages, featuring beer, wine & soda. So, grab your entire team and co-workers - let's make this a competition! Be sure to wear your favorite college team apparel; you'll even receive extra points for your team during our tournament challenge.
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
Event Team Inc
Harley Bonham Photography
Hyatt House Scottsdale/Old Town
Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town
Maya Day + Night Club
To donate a raffle/silent auction prize, click here.
ABOUT OUR HOST VENUE
Maya Day + Night Club, located in the heart of the entertainment district in Old Town Scottsdale, is the ultimate entertainment Day/Nightclub in the Southwest. The worlds biggest and best DJs, Live Music, and Events all in one place. For more information go to: http://mayaclubaz.com/
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe
2100 S. Priest Drive, Tempe 85282
11:00am - 1:30pm
Presented by Tami Evans