Since its founding in 1995, IAHMP membership has grown throughout the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Portugal. This year, professional chapters will be established in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Spain. In the USA, IAHMP is establishing chapters in the states and major cities where Hispanics are in the majority.

The IAHMP Annual Conference is a training ground to help groom young professionals to become the future leaders in the industry. The educational programs at the conference are designed to accomplish the goal of empowering our community to succeed as executives within the meetings and hospitality industry.

IAHMP has also introduced the Certified Diversity Meeting Professional (CDMP) for industry professionals. The CDMP is the industry's only certification program which focuses diversity and sustainability issues as key skills and attributes in meeting planning. The CDMP distinguishes holders as career professionals who have demonstrated a high level of experience, skill and knowledge in this field. In a Global Economy the CDMP skills you learn will help enhance your career goals within the industry.

IAHMP’s leadership has built relationships in the Americas and in Europe that will benefit our members. The IAHMP State organizations and local chapters are at the heart of IAHMP goals to help develop Hispanics as leaders within the industry. Our advocacy and special initiatives will complement the work of our members. With our members and supporters, IAHMP is able to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans in the United States and throughout the Americas and Europe.

IAHMP membership is diverse and is open to association and corporate meeting planners and suppliers within the meetings and hospitality industry.
A meeting planner is defined as a professional who plans and coordinates and organizes special events, meetings and conferences.

Membership Benefits

    * Career Development Training presented at conferences held in Europe, Mexico and the USA
    * Opportunities to work with colleagues through international chapters
    * Networking and Information Sharing to benefit your professional career in the industry
    * Professional Development Opportunities
    * Opportunity to establish local chapter and develop leadership skills
    * Hosted Events for Meeting Planner Members by Supplier Members
    * 2 nd Annual Conference – Zacatecas, Mexico – July 8-11, 2009
    * 14 th Annual Conference – Denver, Colorado – December 6-9, 2009
    * CDMP Training – Denver, Colorado – December 5, 2009
    * Complimentary Subscription to Hispanic Meetings & Travel Magazine
    * Opportunity to utilize Hispanic Meetings & Travel Magazine Calendar to post their meetings and events
    * Hoy! E Newsletter where members can post information on their meetings monthly


The International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals was organized to be the preeminent organization representing the business interests of meeting, convention festival and special event planners. Organized in 1995 by a small group of Hispanic industry professionals, IAHMP's goal is to provide personal development and professional growth within the meetings, conventions, festival and special event community. Collectively Hispanic meetings and special events contribute more than $45 billion dollars to the travel and tourism industry each year. Formed to assist the meetings and special event planner, the International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals is a global network of industry professionals. Through this network, IAHMP equips its members with the educational and business resources needed to be successful within the meeting, convention and special event industry.

Our Mission: to serve the Hispanic and multicultural meeting professional at the national and international level in governmental affairs, education, research, communications and value added services.

Who Should Join?

Meeting, Conference, Festival and Special Event  Planners, Industry Product and Service Providers, Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Destination Management Companies, Hotel Sales and Marketing Managers, Hotel Catering Managers, Restaurant Sales Managers, Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise Lines, Bus Tour Companies, Theme Parks, Unique Venue Owners & Operators, Tourism Operators, Hospitality Businesses.


 

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