Join CSPI prior to Destination Showcase for high-level networking and real take-away tools designed to increase your success in 2019 and beyond!


Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

CSPI Rate: $289.00++


The CSPI Annual Conference is pending approval for six EIC CMP Preferred Provider continuing education credits.


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!

CSPI: The only association dedicated to the mutual & cooperative success of Convention Centers, DMO's & their citywide sales counterparts.

NEW format FOR 2019

Preliminary Schedule:

Monday, Feb 11, 2019
1:00pm -5:00pm: Board of Directors Meeting

5:15pm - 6:45pm - Board Dinner

7:00pm - 8pm: President's Reception

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am: Registration
9:00am - 10:30am: Opening General Session with Andy Masters
10:30am - 11:30am: Roundtable Discussions
11:30am – 1:00pm: Annual Business Meeting &  Awards Luncheon
1:00pm – 1:15pm: Phone & Stretch Break
1:15pm – 2:15pm: Educational Session
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Educational Session
3:15pm - 3:30pm: Networking Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Educational Session
4:30pm - 6:00pm: Town Hall LIVE!

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Connect Reception

The conference is pending approval for six EIC CMP Preferred Provider credit hours.

Questions or Comments? Contact Pam Fitzgerald at

or 570-871-0818.


9:00am - 10:30am

Andy Masters, MA, CSP is an award-winning author and international speaker who has written 5 books, earned 4 degrees, and has presented hundreds of Leadership, Sales/Service, and personal development programs.  He has been featured on several major media outlets, including LifeTime Television, Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine, and Investor's Business Daily.  

Sponsored by:

Panel Discussion
1:15pm - 2:15pm

Industry experts gather to discuss the topic of homelessness.


3:30pm - 4:30pm


Our Partners from IAVM and DI join CSPI to review and discuss  Economic Impact

New - Closing Reception/ CSPI Connect

Replaces opening reception and is open to industry partners arriving for Destination Showcase

Sponsored By:

10:30am - 11:30am

The Roundtables are open discussion driven 15 minute mini-sessions. Attendees will rotate every 15 minutes to tables presenting topics of their choice. Sessions will be determined approximately two weeks prior to the confernence in order to capture the most current issues within the meetings industry. Content will include trends in technology, marketing, planning among other hot topics. There will be a total of approximately 8 roundtables to allow for small group discussion and sharing of best practices.

Corporate & Personal Branding by Frances Reimer of Firestarter

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Convention Sales Professionals have two main objectives. the first, is to uphold an expand the corporate brand they represent. the second,  is to create and grow their own personal brand. This 60 minute session will provide attendees with real and practical tips to help them grow both their corporate and personal brands to engage key stakeholders.

Extended town hall live!
4:30pm - 6:00pm

CSPI's signature Town Hall LIVE Q&A session is a chance for our community to get answers to burning questions. We invite you to join us for our most interactive session yet. We will start with some hot questions from prior sessions and you can submit additional questions throughout the day. Candid and lively...ask us anything!

Annual Convention

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 next year!

Incredible Numbers

Connect Events

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.


Annual Conferences

2018 Marked the 27th annual conference of CSPI (formerly ACME) bringing leading edge education and sharing of best practices between DMO's, Convention Centers and their Citywide partners.


CSPI has hosted over 2000 convention sales professionals during our annual conferences over the course of 27 years

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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