Hello, I’m Andy Smith
Managing Vice President, ESN & Supplier Relations
Since 1980, my career has focused on developing the entrepreneurial skills of industry professionals in the tour, travel, meetings and convention industry. In 2001, I joined Maritz Global Events (then Experient) shortly after the organization began developing a team of independent professionals leveraging our brand and industry thought leadership.
Since 2001, my focus has been on developing entrepreneurial talent while fostering professionalism in hotel and supplier sourcing. As economic changes routinely swing back and forth between buyer and seller cycles, a commitment to professional ethics and integrity that deliver the greatest value to our clients, while also delivering benefits and efficiencies to our hotel community.
In 2015, my professional role expanded from the original ESN team to also include our Strategic Sourcing team. This optimization allows us to deliver cohesive strategies to a diverse mix of corporate, association, trade show and enthusiasts events.
The collective group includes over 150 hospitality professionals delivering well over $600 million in group hotel room spend in 2015. An unprecedented average of over $4 million in production per professional representative. This efficiency allows our industry partners to leverage their sales deployment while delivering our customers optimum risk management protection and benchmarking analytics to ensure they receive the best combination of rates, terms, and concessions.
The future is bright at Maritz Global Events as we continue to attract the best of the best to our growing group of professionals.
I have been a Nashville resident since the age of 5 and enjoy having a firm sense of home while exploring the rest of the world. I enjoy traveling and Nashville with my wife Kim and my two daughters Aly and Lauren. Occasionally I also take time to fervently support the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators.
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Address: 1033 Avery Trace Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075