HSMAI Arizona - Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Arizona Chapter


--------------------------------- UPCOMING EVENTS ---------------------------------
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The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
presents the

Annual Spring Fling and Industry Networking Event
2018 Spring Fling

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
presents their Award Winning Event ....

2018 Year of the Dog

The 36th Anniversary
Chinese Auction Fundraiser and Dinner
Friday, July 13, 2018

Come help celebrate the
"Year of the Dog"
with over 400 hospitality and meeting industry professionals and their guests ... so much fun for such a worthy cause!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to our 2018 "Charity of the Year" - SniffAZ 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 13, 2018

Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Registration and Quarters Sales

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Networking, No-Host Bar, and Silent Auction

6:30-9:30 p.m.
Dinner and Live Auction
Pledge Drive for SniffAZ

$70.00 per person
$675.00 Corporate Table of Ten

The Resort is offering a special overnight rate of $65.00 per room.
Attendees may make reservations by calling 1-800-832-2025 and be sure to mention the 2018 Chinese Auction.
Go to this website to make your reservations online.

Complimentary parking is available at the south end of the resort by the ballrooms.
Valet parking is $5.00

(as of 3/15/18)

Thanks to our Auction Sponsors

Brede Exposition Services
Encore Event Technology
National Bank of Arizona
PacRim Marketing Group, Inc.
Paper Crazy
Ray the DJ
Road to Success Marketing
Scottsdale Plaza Resort

HSMAI Arizona


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. More information is at www.hsmai.org.

The Arizona Chapter, the second largest chapter in the U.S. is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018. The chapter 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.

SNIFF AZ, Established 2012


SniffAZ - a 501(c)3 organization - is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization known in our community as an efficient channel for moving charity dollars into spay/neuter service providers to provide free surgeries. Our efforts drive a reduction in unintended litters, thus reducing space-related euthanasia rates.

Since 2012, SniffAZ supporters have donated $375,000 which has funded 5,769 free spay/neuter surgeries thus saving the lives of 2,885 shelter animals in Maricopa County. The results, combined with the effort of other like-minded organizations, speak for themselves:
  • 84% reduction in euthanasia since 2005
  • 79% reduction since 2012

SniffAZ is thrilled to be HSMAI's chosen 2018 charity "The Year of the Dog." You can find out more about our organization at sniffaz.com.

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

An Authentically Arizona Desert Experience
An authentic Arizona experience awaits at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, where 40 lush acres and 50,000 square feet of flexible event space provide a perfect, palm-lined retreat for family getaways, business meetings and milestone celebrations. Five pools, a full-service salon and day spa, and nearby championship golf set the stage for memorable experiences framed by elegant Spanish Mission-inspired architecture, fragrant gardens filled with desert flowers, and stunning views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain.

Where Work Weeks Meet Weekend Fun
Blur the lines between business and leisure with five swimming pools, championship golf, pampering spa treatments, and local Southwestern cuisine. Framed by Camelback and Mummy Mountain, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort features 40 acres of flowering gardens, elegant Spanish-inspired architecture, and 50,000 square feet of event space, perfect for family vacations, wedding festivities and corporate retreats.

Successful Scottsdale Meetings Start Here
There is a reason why so many groups choose to gather at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort for their milestone meetings and events. We remember every detail it takes to make your meeting a success, right down to your CEO's favorite drink. Our award-winning planning and catering teams will design your banquet, sales conference, or training seminar with the flexible and resourceful spirit that it takes to ensure a completely unique and personalized experience.

More information at www.scottsdaleplaza.com/the-resort


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 2014 and 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.



--------------------------------- PAST EVENTS ---------------------------------

HSMAI Arizona - Chapter of Champions
2017 Education and Networking Kick-Off Event

"We Are All in This Together - Using Teamwork to Drive More Business in Hospitality"
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"

Thursday, March 16, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI-AZ Spring Fling
Hoops, Handshakes & Hospitality
Annual Spring Fling and Industry Networking Event
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:30-9:00 p.m.

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
MPI/HSMAI Joint Program

"Half Full Of It - Activating Optimism and Other Hard-Core Soft-Skills"
Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
presents their Award Winning Event ....

2017 Year of the Rooster

The 35th Anniversary
Chinese Auction Fundraiser and Dinner
Friday, July 14, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI Monthly Meeting
Sponsored By

Friday, August 18, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI Monthly Meeting

"Outsell or Be Outsold"
New Strategies for Today's Buyer

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Meeting Professionals International - Arizona Sunbelt Chapter
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International - Arizona Chapter

MPI/HSMAI 7th Annual 'Fall' Into Fun Industry Golf Tournament
MPI/HSMAI 7th Annual "Fall" Into Fun Industry Golf Tournament
Friday, September 29, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Sponsored by
BW | Best Western Hotels and Resorts

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
Member Mixer
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Join Us for Havana Nights, November 30, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
Community Outreach Holiday Caroling Event
Tuesday, December 19
Scottsdale, bus transportation will be provided
(more specific details to follow)
Cost: FREE

Bring your festive spirit & get ready to belt out some holiday classics as we jingle our way through Scottsdale.
Bus transportation will be provided.

2017 Holiday Caroling

      Q. Do I have to know the words to the carols?
      A. We'll have caroling books for everyone to following along.

      Q. What should I wear?
      A. Well, there will be a Santa, an elf, and some fantastic Christmas sweaters so wear some fun ho ho holiday gear and join the fun.

      Q. How do we get around?
      We have group transportation from Valley Limo. Just be at Salty Senorita's at 4 for a toast and departure at 4:30.

      Q. Can I bring a friend?
      A. Absolutely, the more the merrier, but if it's a big group let us know so we make sure to have enough seats on the bus.
         Email info@hsmai-az.org

      Q. I'm the worst singer in the universe. Can I still come?
      A. Oh, yeah! No singing experience or skill needed. We only require your enthusiasm and holiday spirit!

      Q. I have more questions. Who can I ask?
      A. Leave a comment, contact HSMAI-AZ via email at info@hsmai-az.org or email Stephanie Liegeois.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Presented by JC Thompson, Aspire Marketing

HSMAI Arizona - Chapter

Presented by Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE, CHO

Thursday, February 15, 2018