SOURCE: Questex Hospitality + Travel

Questex Hospitality + Travel

February 06, 2014 15:20 ET

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

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) - 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 or vfarrell@questex.com.

For more information about HSMAI's MEET series of events, visit MEETConference.com

About Questex Hospitality + Travel

Questex Hospitality + Travel, the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to travel and lodging, drives revenue, productivity and value-creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications.

The Questex Travel Group, a division of Questex Hospitality + Travel, serves travel marketers globally through its TravelAgentCentral.com, LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com and TravelAgentUniversity online portals. It operates the leading luxury travel booking site, FiveStarAlliance.com, publishes Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines and produces leisure events: Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Summit, Young Travel Leaders Conference and Hawaii Travel Exchange and MICE events: Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges and CONFEC conferences.

Questex Hospitality + Travel also provides business development, marketing and training services to national tourism organizations/destination marketing associations, hotel, gaming, resort and cruise companies, online travel agencies and travel advisors worldwide. Questex Hospitality + Travel is a division of Questex Media Group LLC, headquartered in Newton, Mass., with offices throughout the world.