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Interested in Membership


The International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP) is a group of hospitality professionals who are dedicated to ethical procurement principles and fiduciary responsibility. It is our intent to build a common platform of understanding that will improve relationships between the specifier, interior designer, architect, owner, purchaser and the manufacturer / supplier; while continually upholding the integrity and ethics of the ISHP.

Who Can Join

Since the ISHP is intended for the furthering of professionalism within the purchasing industry; dues paying membership is limited to “practicing hospitality procurement professionals”.

Although ISHP memberships are not at this time extended to the categories of manufacturer, supplier, vendor or designer; ISHP does organize a yearly event to bring all of these resources together for an evening of informal “one on one” meetings with specifiers and vendors (see “Activities – Hollywood Heart section below).

Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of ISHP not only helps to build the future of our industry, it will also provide you with:

— Official professional recognition
— Product specification standards
— Ethical and fiduciary standards
— Useful articles authored by leaders in the hospitality purchasing industry
— Networking opportunities
— Calendar of events


The annual ISHP meeting is held during the BDNY Show in New York City each year. This meeting is open to all ISHP members.


HD Expo - Las Vegas -- ISHP has hosted such significant events as panel discussions on pertinent industry topics, Town Hall meetings and “just for fun” presentations involving numerous purchasing professionals.

BDNY – New York, NY -- ISHP organizes a fund raiser through the generous support of manufactures and vendors. This evening event is a great business platform for vendors and specifiers while contributing to the organization “Hollywood Heart”. It underscores ISHP and the many vendors ongoing process of giving back to the communities in which we live and work (visit ; click the “Community Service” tab for details). You may also view the Hollywood Heart work in action at their web site: ).

Throughout the year -- ISHP collaborates with Gifts in Kind International to offer the hospitality industry and its vendors an opportunity to donate excess new inventory. 


Full membership candidacy fee is $500.00 (first year); annual full membership thereafter is $150.00. Associates in your organization may be added for a $50.00 annual membership fee per person. Those interested in applying for ISHP membership should visit and click “Membership – Application”. Questions can be directed to Mitch Parker, Membership Chairperson (contact info listed in the “Application”).