All of us here at Navy Pier would like to extend our warmest welcome to all participants in this year’s HSMAI 2013 MEET Mid America Conference! Running from April 23 – 24, HSMAI’s MEET will be the place to make connections and stay on top of all things current and relevant in the meeting and event-planning industries. Organized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), this annual gathering will feature over 800 planning professionals and 100 exhibitors, which means tons of opportunity to pass out that business card.
HSMAI is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. Founded in 1927, this organization is comprised of almost 7,000 members ranging from 35 different chapters and countries. MEET Mid-America will be the first of three 2-day conferences held by HSMAI in 2013 and the only one in Chicago!
During MEET Mid America, planners of all backgrounds will be able to hone their skills at a series of educational seminars. But the event won’t only focus on education! Attendees will also be able to take away many new contacts through day-long networking opportunities.
Our amazing Pier will be the beautiful backdrop of HSMAI’s MEET; while you’re here, make sure you check out all our incredible entertainment options for you and your group! Enjoy world-class theater productions at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, witness the gigantic behemoth of a cinema screen at the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, and let yourself be a kid again with a visit to Pier Park. We also have Segway, bike, and boat tours and a range of dining and shopping options.
So as you’re planning your next big business move, you should also plan on exploring what Navy Pier has to offer during your trip to HSMAI’s MEET Mid America Conference!