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2014 HSMAI’S MEET West Conference to Be Held June 16-17 in San Diego

February 10, 2014 Conferences No Comments Email Email

The 17th annual HSMAI’s MEET West event, presented by Questex Hospitality + Travel, will be held June 16-17 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in California.

HSMAI’s MEET (Meetings, Events, Education, & Technology) expos are trade shows designed for hospitality sales and marketing professionals to present their properties, destinations and services to the industry’s leading planners and decision-makers.

The event, which is expected to draw more than 500 attendees, brings together leading meeting planners with suppliers representing hotels, resorts and meeting venues, convention and visitors bureaus and technology, event services and promotional and marketing products vendors.

The meeting professionals will include corporate, independent, government and association planners as well as those representing the nonprofit, education, medical, health care, religious and military segments. Also attending will be travel advisors, trade show managers, event planners and wedding planners.

Marilyn McHugh, Questex Hospitality + Travel vice president, global events, said HSMAI’s MEET West expands “beyond a traditional trade show by connecting suppliers with prospective clients through a hosted buyer appointment-based program and dynamic networking and educational programming.

“This highly anticipated event will offer top-of-the-line training and development opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals. We are collaborating with HSMAI to build upon the proven popularity of this series of conferences.”

Questex Hospitality + Travel manages the MEET series of events under a strategic agreement with Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

“2014 will be an exciting year for HSMAI’s MEET West as the show will be taking place in San Diego for the first time, and we are working closely with an industry leader in Questex,” said Fran Brassuex, HSMAI executive vice president. “It will be a great opportunity for planners and industry partners to connect, learn and do business.”

Advance registration is complimentary through June 13 for qualified meeting planners and event professionals.

For exhibitor inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Victoria Farrell, Questex Travel Group regional account representative, at (212) 895-8268

For more information about HSMAI’s MEET series of events, visit

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