CSPI's Annual Conference is a place for Convention Centers, DMOs and Hotel Convention Sales Professionals (members and non-members) to 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!
2020 Preliminary Schedule:
Annual Conference & Business Meeting
Monday February 3, 2019
|1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
|Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Dinner
President’s Reception (all registered attendees)
Tuesday February 4, 2019
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||
Registration & Continental Breakfast
|9:00 am – 10:30 am||President’s Welcome
Shawna Suckow Presents-Trend Watch 2020:
|10:30 am – 11:30 am||
Sponsored By: Lippman Connects
|11:30 pm -1:00 pm||Annual Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon|
|Shawn Corwin – Myland Award Presentation
Presentation of First Annual Giving Back for Pam to Carpenter’s Shelter: Announcement of 2020 Giving Back for Pam Charity.
Passing of the Gavel and 2020/21 Board Inductions
Photos of Board and Awards
Sponsored By: PA Farm Show Complex and Savor Food Service
|1:15 pm – 2:15 pm||Panel Discussion- Sustainability and Food Donations
While composting programs are a great way to use event foods, often the leftovers are in good enough shape to feed to people. Donating fresh food leftovers give back to communities hosting events. One in eight people in the US are food insecure, meaning they rely on outside help to get the food they need to live. Of the 12.3 percent who are food insecure 20 percent do not qualify for federal or state programs that would allow them to get food. Our panel of experts will discuss innovative ways of donating leftover food and will dispel the myth of food donating. Panelist: Moderator:
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
|TOWN HALL LIVE!
Sponsored By: Visit Harrisburg/Hershey
Closing General Session “Your Best Day” with Shawna Suckow
|5:00 pm –6:00 pm||Networking Break
CSPI Connect Event
Sponsored by Vista Convention Services
Wednesday February 5, 2020
|All Day||Destination Showcase – Walter E. Washington Convention Center|
* The conference is pending approval for six EIC CMP Preferred Provider credit hours.
Questions or Comments? Contact Morgan Christopher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-871-0818.
The only association dedicated to the mutual & cooperative success of
Convention Centers, DMO's & their citywide sales counterparts.
Curious what our annual event is all about? Check out the photos from our past Annual Convention and see what you've missed. We hope to see you in DC in February!
CSPI Offers unsurpassed peer to peer networking and has hosted over 70 face to face networking receptions building bridges between DMO's and Convention Centers.
2020 Marks the 29th annual conference of CSPI (formerly ACME) bringing leading edge education and sharing of best practices between DMO's, Convention Centers and their Citywide partners. Plans are already underway for the big 30 year celebration in 2021
CSPI has hosted over 2000 convention sales professionals during our annual conferences over the course of 28 years