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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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