The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide. HSMAI’s mission is to “grow business for hotels and their partners by fueling sales, inspiring marketing and optimizing revenue”.
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, so we changed our name to HSMAI Arizona Chapter.
The 120-member Arizona Chapter is the third largest chapter in the U.S. HSMAI has been honored with numerous international and local awards and was most recently recognized as a 2020 HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Award Winning Chapter. HSMAI was also the recipient of the 2020 Arizona Society of Association Executives Pandemic Resilience Award.
The chapter offers members a variety of benefits including education programs targeted specifically to sales, marketing and revenue management professionals. These programs are normally held on the third Thursday of each month. In addition, we offer social, networking and community outreach opportunities such as the Annual Spring Fling, the Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, the Annual MPI/HSMAI Joint Golf Tournament, and the Annual Awards Gala.
Our members represent hotels, resorts, transportation companies, entertainment companies, restaurants, destination management companies, meeting planners, airlines, golf facilities, audio visual companies, trade show services, tourist attractions, convention bureaus, and equipment rental companies, just to name a few.