Meet NY

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, New York Marriott Marquis | 2 - 8 pm

Meet NY is a one-of-a-kind gathering of hospitality and meetings industry professionals for a high level education session led by industry thought leaders, mini trade show, and an afternoon and evening of networking and cocktails. This event brings together association and non-profit leaders, convention, corporate and meeting planners and their hospitality partners primarily from the NY area for an afternoon and evening of networking and cocktails, capped off with a Broadway show. The day starts with an opening reception followed by an industry educational panel. Next, put on your networking hat and get your business cards ready for the Meet NY mini trade show and cocktail reception. The night is capped off with a trip to Broadway to see Some Like it Hot! Don't miss out on an unforgettable night, secure your spot today!

Education Session

This years educational session will be a big change from years past. This facilitated roundtable discussion centered around meetings and events will focus on the networking and connections made between the attendees. Discussion areas include contracting, rise of costs, sustainability, health & wellness, engagement, incentives & hybrid events, and inclusiveness and accessibility. Both clients and hosts are encouraged to attend to share their best practices and have a frank discussion about the challenges they’re facing and the potential opportunities there are. The session will be 75 minutes (from 2:45 – 4pm), and attendees will have a chance to change tables and connect with new groups. We hope that this format will entice attendees to come for more than just the evening trade show.

Broadway Show - Some Like It Hot!

Our NEW Broadway Show is “Some Like It Hot!” Some Like It Hot! is set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement. It is the “glorious, big, high-kicking” (Associated Press) story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they catch a cross-country train for the life-chasing, life-changing trip of a lifetime. If your guests love the 1959 film with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, they’ll love this!

To receive a ticket to the show you must be invited as a host or register for the event through our qualified buyer portal. To learn more about the portal please see below.

Want to Attend as Our Guest?

There is no charge for association, corporate & not-for-profit leaders and planners to attend Meet NY. CVBs and hotel partners come from all across the country and the world to attend Meet NY. This makes this spectacular event stand out from the rest and fueled the creation of our host program. CVBs and hotels sign-up for Meet NY as an event host and as such are given tickets to the Broadway show to share with their guests. To secure your exclusive invitation to Meet NY, which includes a Broadway ticket, contact your hospitality partner or click here to be added to our special invitation list. For more information on securing a spot for Meet NY, contact NYSAE's Executive Director James Brannigan at

Register today as a Qualified Buyer!

List of 2023 Hosts

Who can attend?

Due to the nature of Meet NY, we want to ensure that everyone who is in attendance is a decision maker or a qualified buyer. To see if you qualify, please look at our Qualified Buyer Credentials.

  • Person or organization must host at least one event per year, with at least 100 associated hotel room nights
  • Must be a decision-maker or strong influencer in regards to choosing vendors & products/services for such events
  • Must agree to attend Meet NY event if chosen

For those who have not yet had the pleasure of joining us at Meet NY, below is a sampling of some of the attendee organizations:

American Group Psychotherapy Association

American Society of Association Executives

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

James_THomashower_Small.jpg"Meet NY is always a special treat. It's a great networking event for the association community, offers timely and topical continuing education, provides an opportunity to talk to many hoteliers, and concludes with a festive night at the theatre. I've been attending Meet NY in its various incarnations for decades and look forward to it every year."James E. Thomashower, CAE, Executive Director, American Guild of Organists

Association of National Advertisers

Building Trades Employers Association

Building Trades Employers Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

International Council of Shopping Centers

International Foundation of Accountants

Licensing International

March of Dimes

National Hemophilia Foundation

National Football League

Society for Classical Studies

Society for Medical Decision Making

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

United States Tennis Association

Room Block

Due to an overwhelming response, the NYSAE room block has sold out. 

How Can I Host?

There's no time like the present to secure your spot on the Meet NY trade show floor. Learn more about the host requirements, who is hosting already, sponsorship opportunities and other qualifications via the link below. If you have any questions about exhibiting or sponsoring, please contact James Brannigan, NYSAE's Executive Director, at or 212-297-2161

Learn more about being a Meet NY 2023 Host Here