The International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals (IAHMP) and the Connected International Meeting Professionals Association (CIMPA) join forces to implement an International Conference and Trade Show Expo “The Magic of Meetings in a Diverse World” at the Hotel Albuquerque in Historic Old Town, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on December 7-10, 2011.

Alex O. Romero, President and CEO of Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce; Adrian Perez, President of Heritage Hotels & Resorts and Lawrence John, Executive Director, Navajo Nation – Ethics and Rules Office are the Honorary Chairmen.

This year’s conference theme “The Magic of Meetings in a Diverse World” will present 2-days of educational sessions that will focus on the economic value of Meetings, Travel and Hospitality in the United States; President Obama’s new U.S. Travel Promotion Act and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s role in promoting tourism. Robert Canton, director of the U.S. conventions and tourism practice at Price Waterhouse Coopers will be the keynote speaker at the opening general session and will address “The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S Economy.”

The trade show invites suppliers to connect with multicultural buyers who select destinations for their annual conferences and events. Qualified Suppliers will be front and center over two-days that will present an excellent opportunity to connect with this very important market.

Ed Pulsifer, Vice President of Sales for Heritage Hotels will host the meeting planners for this year’s show. His efforts have been rewarded each year, and he generates sizeable ROI in Hispanic association and Navajo Nation meetings business for Heritage Hotels & Resorts in New Mexico and Arizona. Alessandra Bergman-Nicolini, National Sales Manager at Tropicana Las Vegas, a Title Sponsor last year, was rewarded this year when the National Association of Hispanic Publications selected the Tropicana Las Vegas to host their annual conference in October.

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