At HSMAI you can volunteer in a way that fits your interests, expertise, and schedule. There are short-term projects as well as one- and two-year term advisory board positions.  For volunteer positions, please fill out the application to share your experience, knowledge, and primary areas of interest. 

Volunteer Opportunity Sales Marketing Revenue Management Commitment Required Travel Required
Asia Pacific Board of Directors* x x x 2 Year Term No
APAC Commercial Advisory Board x x x 2 Year Term Yes
Conference Speaker x x x Short-term Project Yes
Webinar Speaker x x x Short-term Project No
Writer/Knowledge Centre Contributor x x x Short-term Project No
Local Chapter Board x x x 1 – 2 Year Term No

HSMAI Advisory Board Volunteer Application

Advisory Boards

HSMAI’s advisory boards connect members with common interests across geographic boundaries in the Asia Pacific region. Each advisory board guides HSMAI’s strategic direction as it relates to their dedicated subject matter and offers face-to-face and virtual education, special resources, and insights specific to their particular area of expertise.

Advisory Board terms of service are two (2) years and each board member may serve a maximum of two (2) terms. Terms are based upon the calendar year, with service beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31.  The opportunity to serve is open to all members with the exception of students.

Advisory board members are expected to:

  • Be a member of HSMAI Asia Pacific.

  • Sign a non-disclosure agreement and code of ethics.

  • Be an active member (e.g. lead a workgroup, contribute to projects, write an article, sponsor an event, etc.).

  • Attain any certifications developed by their board.

  • Attend:

    • Conference calls on a schedule determined by each Board

    • In-person and virtual events organised by  the Board you’re serving on
  • Serve without compensation and pay their own travel expenses to attend meetings.

  • As with Asia Pacific Board members, Advisory Board members do not receive complimentary registrations for HSMAI events, including conferences and webinars.

Conference Speakers

HSMAI’s conference teams (subgroups of advisory boards) regularly seek knowledgeable and talented presenters to address key issues that hoteliers are facing, summarize the implications, and provide solutions and strategies for now and the future.

Approximately six months prior to each conference, a specific call for presenters is released that details the key themes and priority topics for which speakers are sought.  By indicating your interest in being a conference speaker, we will make sure that you receive a copy of the call for presenters as soon as it is released.

Speakers typically serve without compensation and pay their own travel expenses to attend conferences.


Webinar Speakers

HSMAI University produces 20-30 webinars each year that address top issues in sales, marketing, and revenue management and offer effective strategies and tactics to increase hotelier’s ROI.  Webinars are typically developed 30-60 days prior to the webinar in order to ensure the most relevant and timely topics and content.

By indicating your interest in being a webinar speaker, HSMAI University will better understand your area(s) of expertise and may call on you throughout the year to speak.


Writer/Knowledge Centre Contributor

Did you know that the Knowledge Centre, fuelled by the HSMAI Foundation, gets thousands of views every month from professionals who are looking to sharpen their skills and stay ahead of the latest developments in our industry? HSMAI members from around the world turn to the Knowledge Centre for guidance and advice on how to maximize success.

Contribute your insights in the form of an article, or a tool or template (e.g., forecasting tool in Excel, sample marketing plan, sample job description, etc.). Volunteer contributors are recognized for any of their work that is added to the Knowledge Centre.

Also, HSMAI occasionally seeks writers for hire for larger projects such as white papers, research reports, and special publications.


Local Chapter Contributor

HSMAI Chapters are managed by leading sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals who volunteer their time to help the industry and members fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimise revenue.  Currently, Asia Pacific has chapters: Singapore, Greater China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia with two new chapters in development in India and Japan.

Each chapter has a number of volunteers who develop learning events in their local area.  The Chapters have strong ties to the HSMAI Asia Pacific Region and the international organisation of HSMAI. Each chapter is organised a little bit differently, but what is common among them all is the mission.


To help hospitality sales, marketing and revenue people expand their skills and professionalism.

The local chapter’s mission is to develop 3-4 learning events for the local industry per year.  It’s not a great deal of time on your part (approx 3 hours per month) and it gets you more involved in the industry, people will start to know who you are and look to you as a leader.  Consider helping on a chapter board. Most chapters have someone who leads different aspects:

  • Communications

  • Education

  • Events

  • Membership

  • Unique local issues/initiatives

* Board of Directors of the Legal entity

The legal entity for HSMAI Asia Pacific is a non-profit organisation incorporated in New South Wales, Australia.  The entity requires we have a minimum of 3 Australian-based directors, in addition to any from other countries in Asia Pacific.  If you have a long association with HSMAI and would like to take on a directorship, please contact us.

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