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How those behind the meetings stay ahead HSMAIs MEET MidAmerica The Evolution of Affordable Meetings Preliminary Program April 34, 2012 Navy Pier Grand Ballroom Festival Hall B Chicago, IL Thanks to the support of the exhibitors, partners, and sponsors, registration is complimentary for qualified meeting and event professionals. Register today at

Where Planning Pros Go to get ahead and Stay ahead Organized by one of the planning industrys most trusted resources the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International HSMAIs MEET MidAmerica takes professional learning and development to a whole new level. A dynamic series of conferences evolved from Affordable Meetings, this event marks the MidAmerica debut of HSMAIs completely reengineered educational program with new relevance, new tracks, and new userfriendly technology. As a pl

Schedule of Sessions TUESDAYApril 3, 2012 Registration 800am 430pm 830am 945am For more information on these offerings, click on the session title. To view a speakers Bio, click their name. 900am 1115am HSMAIsMEETOnHybridSessions TipsandTrendsinFoodandBeverage 900am 930am ConcurrentSessions The5ThingsEveryPlannerNeedsto KnowToday Marie Botvinick, CMP, CMM Dor Solutions Prove the value of your meetings. Master current contract issues. Implement the latest technology innovations. Track

TUESDAYApril 3, 2012 WEDNESDAYSeptember 7, 2011 TheThreeCsofFoodandBeverage Chef,CateringManagerandClient Marjorie Risinger, CMP MRY Consultants Chef Thomas Heinrich Hyatt Regency Chicago 245pm 345pm FlashTalks 345pm PrizeDrawing 400pm 500pm PeertoPeerRoundtables Kirk Howard Hyatt Regency Chicago Select appealing menus within budget that reflect the latest trends. Work collaboratively with your venues staff to plan menus strategically. Immediately have an impact on the attendee experien

WEDNESDAYApril 4, 2012 Registration 830am 315pm 900am 1145am BacktoBasicsWorkshop Marie Botvinick, CMP, CMM Dor Solutions Increase your level of professionalism when planning meetings. Go back to your office with valuable tips and techniques to improve all aspects of meeting management. Measure and demonstrate your meetings return on investment ROI HSMAIsMEETOnHybridSessions 900am 930am ProGOtiationsHowtoGettoMoreYes WithLessStress Anne Warfield Impression Management Professionals Get t

WEDNESDAYApril 4, 2012 245pm 400pm 330pm 400pm MEETOnHybridSessions ThreeMustHaveTechnologiesforEvent Marketing Michael Hatch Hatch Marketing Consulting Take advantage of new technologies to cut your event marketing costs while simultaneously increasing attendee registration and booth sales. Easily and affordably integrate these technologies with your existing legacy systems to create a powerful marketing engine for your events. Utilize these technologies to automate and streamline your w

Registration Register now to take the next step in your career and professional development. Thanks to exhibitors, partners, and sponsors, registration is complimentary for qualified meeting and event professionals. Housing To review hotel details and make your housing reservations, visit SponsorsPartners DIAMONDSPONSORS OfficialHotels EmbassySuitesDowntownLakefront Distance to Center 4 miles 511 North Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60611 Phone 3128365900 Room Rate 188.00 sgldbl

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