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I was actively involved with HSMAI’s MEET last year (formerly Affordable Meetings) by managing a big portion of the social media for the series of trade shows designed to educate meeting professionals while delivering exposure to a wide variety of hotels, resorts, convention centers, destinations, and all types of venues. The first two of the show have already been held this year and attendance was up as was exhibitors. It further suggests a rebound in the meetings industry. National, the largest and most well attended of the three, is coming up this September in Washington, D.C.  The educational programming for both the meeting professional and hotel sales people is best in class. Best of all, it is free for meeting professionals. Despite the poor economy last year, attendance surpassed 2,000 people demonstrating the value event professionals place on the show.

If you would be so kind, please take the poll I have regarding MEET and your reasons for attending. Results are available immediately after you vote. I’ll leave the poll open through the end of National.


About Steven Herron

Steven is an instigator and proud of it. It is in fact, his title at Hyperdisk Marketing where he handles new business development, social media, account management, and marketing responsibilities. He resists following the crowd and seeks new and innovative solutions to the most difficult marketing challenges. He has over 25 years’ experience driving strategic growth and product visibility for leading nonprofit, corporate, media and digital marketing organizations with heavy emphasis on hospitality vertical. He is highly competitive, passionate, persuasive and articulate; experienced in marketing, public relations, partnership building and product management. Steven has many interests in addition to marketing that include being an Iron Man triathlete, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and IFTA certified Indoor Biking Instructor. He has or is serving on Board of Directors for American Advertising Federation, American Marketing Association, and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

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