INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS
FOUNDER/CEO

Heather Sampson, CMP, DES is the Founder/CEO of Aspire Meetings & Events, LLC and brings 20 years of event management and event technology experience to her clients. She has managed all aspects of meetings, conventions, trade shows and special events for groups of 10-10,000+. 

Heather is also a National Account Manager for Experient, a Maritz Global Events company. As an authorized agent for Experient, Heather provides complimentary sourcing/site selection services, negotiates contracts that mitigate risk for her clients, and provides clients with guidance, recommendations, and solutions to their planning challenges. 

Career Highlights:

  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) since 2006
  • Certified Digital Event Strategist (DES) since 2016
  • Served as President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director on the PCMA New England Chapter Board of Directors (2011-Present)
  • Meetings Mean Business (MMB) Meeting Professional Task Force 
  • Association for Women in Events (AWE) Board of Directors, 2017 and 2018
  • 16 Years of Trade Show Management Experience, including 2 years as Show Director for one of TSNN's Top 250 Trade Shows in the US
  • Proven track record of growing sponsorship programs
  • 8 Years of Experience in Medical Meetings and CME/CNE Accreditation
  • Skilled in Assessing and Implementing Meeting/Event Technology 
  • Featured in the 2016 Event App Bible produced by EventManagerBlog.com, and on EventsUncovered.TV
  • 2017 Recipient of SPIN's Inaugural "40 Over 40" Awards recognizing the contributions of meetings industry pioneers, high achievers, and trailblazing contributors
  upcoming events

    Connect with Aspire Meetings at the

    following industry events:


    PCMA New England Fireside Chat with          Martha Sheridan & Joyce Leviston

    March 5, 2019

    Hampshire House

    Boston, MA


    Experient EnVision

    March 11-15, 2019

    Bellagio

    Las Vegas, NV


     Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

     with PCMA New England and 

     MPI New England
     April 4, 2019
     Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 
     Boston, MA


     NE/SAE 2019 Annual Meeting

     May 29-30, 2019

     Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

     Brewster, MA