HSMAI Washington Chapter

'From Invisible to Icon' Is Topic of March HSMAI Event


The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s Washington, D.C., chapter will host an interactive educational event, “From Invisible to Icon: How to Become an Expert in Your Industry,” this month to teach hospitality professionals how to create, launch and manage their personal brands. 

John Fareed, Horwath HTL managing director and chair of the HSMAI Foundation, will lead the March 21 event at MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, Maryland. His presentation will cover understanding the personal branding process, identifying key branding attributes and creating a personal branding package. 

John FareedRegistration and a networking reception will be from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by the program from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for HSMAI members and $65 for nonmembers. Students and groups of five or more should call 571-442-8489 for special pricing. To register, click here. 

“In today’s ultra-competitive environment, it is more important than ever to differentiate yourself,” said Fran Brasseux, HSMAI executive vice president and HSMAI Foundation executive director. “Countless widely known individuals have utilized the power of personal branding to reach the pinnacle of success in their respective fields. 

“John Fareed is internationally recognized as an authority on strategic market planning, positioning and repositioning and has addressed industry events worldwide.  He will show attendees how personal branding can help them reach new levels of success.” 

Over the last 20 years, Fareed’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, national brands, lenders, developers, real estate investment trusts, management companies, investors, owners, attorneys and insurers. 

Fareed earned two postgraduate degrees including a master of science in hospitality management at the Dublin Institute of Technology's School of Hospitality Management and Tourism in Ireland, where he currently is pursuing a doctorate. He also earned professional designations from the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, where he serves as president, and HSMAI, which recognized him as one of the “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” 

He also is an adjunct professor at the Institut de Management Hôtelier International of the École Supérieure des Sciences Economíques et Commerciales in Paris, one of Europe's preeminent business schools, recognized for offering Europe’s leading hospitality management MBA program. 

About HSMAI Washington DC Chapter 

HSMAI Washington DC Chapter is an affiliate of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, an individual membership organization based in McLean, Virginia, composed of more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. HSMAI is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners and is the industry's leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing and optimize revenue through programs including the Adrian Awards and Revenue Optimization Conference. Click here to join HSMAI. For more information, go to www.hsmaidc.org

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Rich Roberts

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