About Us

The Oregon Chapter hosts meetings at various Portland area venues. For current program information please visit the Events page for a complete listing of future events.

Mission Statement
HSMAI is the hospitality industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding.

About The Association
HSMAI is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide. HSMAI’s Americas Region, headquartered in McLean, VA, consists of 38 chapters in three countries. HSMAI’s European Region, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, consists of five national chapters in Europe. The Asia Pacific Region is under development. The HSMAI Foundation was established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of HSMAI.

HSMAI conducts the Adrian Advertising, Golden Bell Public Relations and Golden Click Web Awards Competition, which has grown to become the largest and most prestigious travel event of its kind in the world. These awards have been created to honor and showcase the best in hospitality and travel advertising, marketing materials, public relations, and website design and development.

In addition, HSMAI produces the leading trade show and educational events for meeting planners. HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® is a unique, FREE trade show and conference for cost-conscious meeting planners, which takes place annually in three locations across the country. HSMAI Meetings Quest is a one-day format show featuring morning educational programs for meeting planners and suppliers, followed by a luncheon and speakers program, and an afternoon trade show providing an opportunity for meeting planners to visit one-on-one with suppliers. Meetings Quest shows are held in eight cities each fall.