June 28, 2012 1:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Attend our exclusive networking event for meeting planners and you will:
Meet in one-on-one appointments with premier properties
Stay educated on cutting-edge industry topics for CEU credits
Network with senior meeting planners and leave with new friends
Gather ideas for your programs from our unique thematic live elements
Simplify your life by completing your site research in one place
Get a chance to win fabulous giveaways from luxury resorts and suppliers
Details about The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Among the premier luxury Seattle hotels, The Fairmont Olympic boasts impeccable service, splendid Italian Renaissance architecture and two award-winning restaurants.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and widely regarded as one of the city’s most celebrated treasures, The Fairmont Olympic is a Seattle destination in itself. In addition to 450 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, this distinctive Seattle hotel features a well-equipped health club, and indoor swimming pool.
Meetings at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Since 1924, this luxury Seattle hotel has been the destination for prominent corporate, civic and social events. The Olympic offers more than 26,000 square feet of stunning meeting space.
The hotel has an ideal location in downtown Seattle, close to the waterfront pier and cruise ship terminal, this celebrated Seattle hotel is footsteps from many favorite local attractions including the famous Pike Place Market, Space Needle and Seattle Art Museum.
By delivering luxury, timeless style and unparalleled service in unrivaled surroundings, The Fairmont Olympic Seattle hotel gains a place in the heart of each guest.
Number of Guest Rooms: 450
Number of Meeting Spaces: 14
Meeting Room Space: 25,010 sq. ft.
The Smart Mart at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
Thursday, June 28, 2012
1:15-2:15 pm Welcome Reception
2:15-3:15 pm Educational Sessions
3:30-4:55 pm One-on-One Appointments
4:55-5:20 pm Refreshment Break
5:20-6:45 pm One-on-One Appointments
6:45-9:00 pm Dinner
"Smart Mart events are a great way to find hotels and suppliers you didn't know existed, and a great way to meet the sales person before you start a business relationship."
-- Diane Herrmann, JNR Incorporated
"When your time is precious and your need for information from a diverse variety of options is required...go to a Smart Mart! "
--Sharon Cohu, T-Mobile USA
"This was my first experience at a Smart Mart meeting and I really enjoyed it. I met some great contacts!"
--Annette Ruiz, In-N-Out Burger
Business speaker Leonard Brody has been called "a controversial leader of the new world order" and has been named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40." He is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling business author, and a two-time Emmy-nominated media visionary. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, has been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies. A highly sought-after public speaker, Brody has lectured at institutions such as Stanford University, the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, the G8 and the United Nations.
In 2004, Leonard co-founded and was CEO of NowPublic.com, a pioneer in the field of citizen journalism. The company was named by Time magazine as one of the Top 50 websites in the world and inducted into the Newseum in Washington, DC. He currently serves as the president of the Clarity Digital Group, overseeing one of the largest online news conglomerates in the world, which includes Examiner.com and NowPublic. Between them, these website share more than 25 million unique visitors a month and more than 300,000 contributors.
He is also the co-author of the bestselling business books, Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Jurassic Park to Java and Everything I Needed to Know About Business...I Learned from a Canadian, both published by John Wiley and Sons.
His insight has been requested by companies such as Forbes and Warner Music, as well as the governments of countries such as India, Israel, Ireland and South Africa. He has spoken at conferences throughout the world, and his work has been featured in such publications as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC and The New York Times.
Brody holds an honors bachelor’s degree from Queens University, a law degree from Osgoode Hall, and is a graduate of the Private Equity Course at the Harvard Business School. He is also one of the proud owners of Coventry City Football Club in England.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who attends The Smart Mart?
2. How do I qualify to attend The Smart Mart?
3. Where do I register for The Smart Mart?
4. How much does The Smart Mart cost?
5. What exactly do the one-on-one appointments entail?
6. Can more than one meeting professional from a company attend?
7. When and where should I plan on arriving/departing?
8. May I arrive early or extend my stay?
9. I’m a planner. Should I bring an RFP?
10. What should I wear?
11. May I bring a guest?
12. Whom should I contact with any questions?
People like you—highly qualified meeting professionals and highly recognized hotel partner properties in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Are you a meeting professional who:
–Has a verifiable history of conferences, meetings, events, incentives, training/conference programs or conventions?
–Contracts hotels with an average room rate of $150 or more per night?
–Plans groups of 10 or more attendees with room nights yielding a minimum of 30 room nights?
–Is considering planning a meeting in the U.S., Canada or Mexico in the next two years for which you haven’t yet contracted a hotel or destination?
Answered “yes” to these questions? Apply online to attend.
Meeting Professionals: Apply online by clicking on the “Register Now” button. Submit your application today as space is limited!
Suppliers: Call 415-339-9355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact your local sales representative to discuss participation in this event and/or future events.
Meeting Professionals: Smart Meetings provides parking at the host hotel, meals as outlined in the agenda and registration materials. Attendees are responsible for incidental charges and transportation.
Suppliers: Contact your local sales representative at 415-339-9355 to get the best deal! Base rates are available online. Suppliers receive meals as outlined in the agenda and registration materials. Attendees are responsible for incidental charges, transportation and accommodations, although Smart Meetings has secured a special event rate, which can be redeemed through reservations when mentioning The Smart Mart.
Our one-on-one appointments are set up as a convenient way for you to research multiple properties, destinations and other services in one place, at one time. Each appointment lasts 12 minutes and you will have 15 pre-scheduled appointments.
Our policy typically only allows one meeting professional to attend per company; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the events staff at 415-339-9355 or email@example.com to inquire.
Information to come.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has provided a special pre/post-event room rate for those attending The Smart Mart. Please ask the events staff at Smart Meetings for more information by calling 415-339-9355 or e- mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All planners are encouraged to bring open RFPs with them, as suppliers are ready to book during the appointments.
Recommended attire is business casual. Please, no jeans.
We suggest that you and a guest enjoy Seattle together before or after The Smart Mart. Unfortunately, our policy does not typically allow guests to participate in The Smart Mart activities; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact the Smart Meetings events staff at email@example.com or 415-339-9355.