Founded here in Chicago, Illinois in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of over 7,000 members from 35 countries and 60 chapters worldwide. The Illinois Chapter of HSMAI represents all segments of the hospitality industry with hotel, restaurants, special event venues, tour operators, destination management companies, audio visual suppliers and many more represented. To stay ahead in this business, you need a new pool of resources. Membership brings access to a world of resources, including industry news and trends, sales and marketing research, business development tools and much more. Case studies, conferences, timely publications, and local and national on-going education will further your knowledge of the industry. You'll be connected to a vast network of business insiders, best practices and member incentives.

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To be the leading source for sales and marketing information, knowledge, business development, and networking for professionals in tourism, travel, and hospitality. 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.

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