Building a

Partnership

  • Professional Development

  • Peer-to-Peer Networking

  • Sales / Marketing Best Practices

Welcome

to CSPI

Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI), formerly the Association for Convention Sales and Marketing Executives (ACME), is dedicated to fostering a spirit of collaborative success between convention sales professionals and their convention sales counterparts at convention centers, hotels and regional destination marketing organizations (DMOs).

Testimonials

 

“I have professionally and personally benefited from the relationships that I have fostered from being a member of CSPI. I know on any day, I can contact one of my colleagues at any center and/or destination, who is a member and they will assist me with providing past history of an event with-in days of the requests. In addition, I have been able to get immediate response to those wonderful "annual competitive surveys" that we all have to do for

our organizations.  Our members are eager to assist.”

Stacey Knoppel, CSPI Past President

Director of Sales & Marketing at Baltimore Convention Center

“I joined CSPI many years ago to get a better understanding of convention centers and their                                        

relationship with DMO’s.  I believe that this organization has and continues to be very valuable in my day to day sales progression. The knowledge that I gained by networking with colleagues of CSPI has been phenomenal.”

Sandi Harvey, Former CSPI Board Member

Vice President of Sales at Meet AC 

“I joined Convention Sales Professionals

International when it was initially founded as ACME so that I could have a resource of my peers to         reach out to.  As great as the meetings industry is at sharing knowledge, experiences and insight, CSPI filled a void that none of the other, great, professional organizations could.  Having a live (or email) conversation with someone in the same position as I am in on a day to day basis, facing the same challenges and needs is just one of the great assets of my CSPI membership.”

Michael McQuade

Director of Sales and Marketing Washington State Convention Center

Connect Events

CSPI Connect Events

Date: August 19, 2018
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: Chicago IL - Venue to be announced
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Member

Spotlight

Sandi Harvey

Long standing member of CSPI and recipient of the 2013 Shawn Corwin-Myland award the new incoming Vice President of Sales for Meet AC (Atlantic City New Jersey) Sandi Harvey, has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry for more than 25 years. She made her debut in Atlantic City in 1983 as the Manager of Hotel Sales at the Sands Hotel & Casino.

Harvey gained a great amount of experience and grew her footprint by starting at the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) in 1995. From there, she worked her way up through the ACCVA with various positions and landed in the sales department, which is where Harvey flourishes today with Meet AC.

Harvey has been responsible for productivity reporting, ensuring the sales team has the resources they need to meet their goals, and managing the synergy between the Atlantic City Convention Center and property partners.

“I am extremely excited to take on this new role as Vice President of Sales and to assist our team in exceeding our room night goals," Harvey said. "Throughout the years, I have continued to believe in the destination, which makes it easier to sell. If you believe it, you can achieve it!”

CSPI is so very excited for Sandi and wish her great success in her new role!

Member

Spotlight

Sandi Harvey

Long standing member of CSPI and recipient of the 2013 Shawn Corwin-Myland award the new incoming Vice President of Sales for Meet AC (Atlantic City New Jersey) Sandi Harvey, has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry for more than 25 years. She made her debut in Atlantic City in 1983 as the Manager of Hotel Sales at the Sands Hotel & Casino.

Harvey gained a great amount of experience and grew her footprint by starting at the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) in 1995. From there, she worked her way up through the ACCVA with various positions and landed in the sales department, which is where Harvey flourishes today with Meet AC.

Harvey has been responsible for productivity reporting, ensuring the sales team has the resources they need to meet their goals, and managing the synergy between the Atlantic City Convention Center and property partners.

“I am extremely excited to take on this new role as Vice President of Sales and to assist our team in exceeding our room night goals," Harvey said. "Throughout the years, I have continued to believe in the destination, which makes it easier to sell. If you believe it, you can achieve it!”

CSPI is so very excited for Sandi and wish her great success in her new role!

February 11 & 12

Countdown to the event

CSPI's Annual Conference is the place for Convention Centere, DMOs and Hotel Convention Sales Professionals (members and non-members) to come learn and collaborate. Attendees join at the conference to enhance their relationships with their partners, network with peers, maintain best practices, and learn about industry trends.

If you are directly responsible for booking convention business - CSPI's Annual Conference is the place for you to connect and be part of the conversation!

Sneak Peek

2017 Annual Conference Photo Gallery

2018 Annual

conference

Countdown to the event

Register Now! - February 11 & 12, 2018

CSPI's Annual Conference is the place for Convention Centers, DMOs and Hotel Convention Sales Professionals (members and non-members) to come learn and collaborate. Attendees join at the conference to enhance their relationships with their partners, network with peers, maintain best practices, and learn about industry trends.

If you are directly responsible for booking convention business - CSPI's Annual Conference is the place for you to connect and be part of the conversation!

MEMBER NEWS

Russell Kice announced as Shawn Corwin-Myland Award Recipient

CSPI ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF 2018 SHAWN CORWIN-MYLAND AWARD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018 – The Board of Directors of Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) announced Russell R. Kice, CMP, CEM, HMCC, Senior National Sales Manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Shawn Corwin-Myland Award bestowed by the association.  A past president of CSPI (2016/2017), Kice has been an active member of CSPI since 2002, having served on…

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CSPI announces 2018/19 Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pam Fitzgerald CSPI Administrator Pam@cspionline.org 570-871-0818   WASHINGTON DC – The Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) Nominating Committee, chaired by Russell R. Kice, CMP, CEM, HMCC, CSPI’s 2017/18 Immediate Past President, met on February 11, 2018 in Washington DC and reviewed in detail, several stellar nominees for the incoming Board of Directors.  After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee is pleased to announce the CSPI 2018/19 Board of Directors effective…

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Angela Daniels becomes Director of Sales, Marketing and Event Services for Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

SAVANNAH, Ga. Savannah International Trade and Convention welcomed Angela Daniels as its new director of sales. Daniels has over 27 years of hospitality sales and marketing experience. She comes to Savannah from Daytona Beach, Fla., where she was director of sales, marketing and event services for the Ocean Center, a 200,000-square-foot convention center. Before joining the Ocean Center in 2011, Daniels served for 20 years as director of marketing of a 740 room luxury hotel. Daniels…

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Contact Info

Convention Sales Professionals
International (CSPI)

P.O. Box 39
Buck Hill Falls, PA 18323
(570) 871-0818

Rosa Mendoza-Friedheim, President

Pam Fitzgerald, Administrator
pam@cspionline.org