What is HSMAI?
HSMAI is the hospitality industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and members at annual events, including HSMAI's Affordable Meetings®.
Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region.
The Greater Phoenix Chapter was incorporated as a chapter in 1968. On September 1, 2005, the Southern Arizona Chapter united with the Greater Phoenix Chapter. With the merging of Southern Arizona into our chapter, we felt it was time to officially recognize that our chapter is representative of all of our members statewide and we were renamed the Arizona Chapter. In 2008 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary!
What does HSMAI do for its members?
HSMAI's mission is to enable members to maintain a competitive edge by developing educational programs, providing forums for networking and customer development, distributing information and tracking trends regarding the global hospitality industry. By functioning on local, national and international levels, it is HSMAI's goal to respond to and understand the ever-changing needs of its members while operating as a leading voice for both the hospitality and the sales and marketing disciplines.
What are HSMAI's resources?
Membership in HSMAI brings access to industry news and trends, sales and marketing research and new customer databases. Among the tools that will keep you connected:
HSMAI Marketing Review - Enjoy a high quality, quarterly magazine featuring in-depth information and columns on best practices, web marketing, international affairs and future forecasting.
HSMAI Website - Members receive exclusive, targeted information and offers in the Members Only section. Additional features include daily industry news updates, searchable chapter and national educational events, job posting and searches in the Career Center.
HSMAI Update - Each member receives bi-weekly newsletters providing the latest industry news and a quarterly newsletter featuring developments within the association and new member benefits.
Foundation Publications - Receive discounts on a selection of original textbooks and studies geared specifically for the hospitality industry.
Chapter E-Newsletter - Get the latest chapter news through our quarterly e-newsletters published in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Econnect Resource Clearinghouse - This site serves as a repository for information and research about hospitality industry sales and marketing topics. This invaluable, web-based program contains resources on every aspect of the industry.
Truly, gathering knowledge is an ongoing process, and it is necessary for success. Becoming a member of HSMAI will further your knowledge of the industry with these tools:
Chapter Educational and Peer Interactive Sessions - Provide educational and networking forums with peers on a local level, within a wide range of subjects and featuring renowned industry speakers.
CHME, CRME and CHSE Certification - An opportunity to receive professional certification to signify your expertise.
Foundation Scholarships - Available for students studying hospitality and tourism.
HSMAI University - HSMAI University is the organization's most comprehensive and ambitious initiative in the realm of education for sales and marketers of hospitality and travel to date, entailing a wide-ranging schedule of course offerings and learning experiences in public venue, private label and online formats.
HSMAI Travel Awards Case Studies - Learn from the industry's most effective advertising, public relations and web site campaigns. Winning entries of the HSMAI travel awards are featured annually in the winter issue of HSMAI's Marketing Review.
You need to know the right people and HSMAI is your connection to the industry. Meet with industry insiders through these networking opportunities:
HSMAI Adrian Advertising, Public Relations and Web Marketing Awards Competition Dinner - Annual dinner and incredible networking opportunity to honor the "best" in hospitality and tourism advertising, public relations and web design.
HSMAI's Affordable Meetings® National, Mid-America & West - The industry's leading two day, regional and national meeting planner trade shows, with a 3:1 planner to exhibitor ratio.
Member Contact - When you join HSMAI, you'll be able to expand your contacts locally, nationally and internationally. From local chapter events to a web database of members around the world, the member network allows you to share ideas, find help and pick the brains of the industry's best minds.
Member Discount Programs - As an HSMAI member, you'll receive special rates on everything from booth space at our trade shows to your broadcast, fax and email programs with HSMAI Affinity Partners.