HSMAI’s Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Strategy Conference Set for June 25, 2009 in Anaheim, Calif., Co-located with Annual HITEC Exposition

  • 04.30.09
An evolution is happening in the hospitality industry with the increasing convergence of the revenue management and Internet marketing fields.

On June 25, 2009, hospitality professionals will gather at the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Strategy Conference in Anaheim, Calif. to discuss how these two disciplines are evolving.

The 2009 conference, co-located with the annual HITEC show, will focus on the latest trends happening in these two important sales and marketing disciplines and explore revenue optimization, pricing, ecommerce and Internet marketing topics in the context of today’s challenging economic environment, through keynotes and 14 breakout sessions.

“In these challenging economic times, we know hospitality professionals can only afford to attend conferences and events that deliver the highest return on investment,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “This conference is designed to offer insights, perspectives and resources for our attendees to take home and apply to their businesses.”

Eric Pearson, senior vice president of distribution marketing for InterContinental Hotels Group, will serve as the keynote speaker and present his views on the convergent of revenue management and Internet marketing, and some of his own secrets for success.  Bill Carroll, senior lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, will emcee and moderate the conference, focused on uncovering the most relevant and applicable best practices, trends and ideas in the field.

Attendees will choose from 14 breakout sessions, designed to offer practical and concrete takeaways that can be implemented immediately after returning from the conference.

Conference session topics include:

Revenue management sessions:
- Best Revenue Management Practices in any Economy
- Making the Most of the Revenue Management Team
- Forecasting and Pricing
- Group Revenue Management
- Non-Automated ("Spreadsheet")  Revenue Management
- Revenue Management Think Tank
- Analyze That!  The Heightened Interdependence of Revenue Management and Marketing
- Maximizing Third Party Internet Opportunities Through Collaboration
Internet marketing sessions:
- Maximizing Internet Marketing Return
- Using of Rich Media & Online PR
- Going Mobile
- Social Media Strategies
- 50 Tools in 50 Minutes
- Driving Results through Design

Attendees are eligible for free registration to the HITEC show, one of the world’s largest hospitality technology expositions. The buzz is already building for HSMAI’s Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Strategy Conference.

“I’ll be at this year's conference because I enjoy discussing today’s pricing and revenue strategy practices with others from around the country,” said Elizabeth Cambra, CRME, corporate director, revenue optimization, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts.  “It is motivating and refreshing to touch base with colleagues and get their perspective on the economy, best practices and lessons learned."

Conference partners include American Express, Cendyn, EasyRMS, EZYield.com, HFTP, IDEAS, OPEN Hospitality, Rainmaker, TIG Global, TravelCLICK and Vizergy. For more information on the Revenue Management & Internet Marketing Strategy Conference, or to view a full schedule visit www.revmanagement.org.

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