March 21, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 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 Event at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013
8:30–9:15 a.m. Registration & Welcome Full Breakfast
9:30–10:30 a.m. Educational Session
10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. One on One Appointments
1:30–3:00 p.m. Network Lunch
3:00 p.m. End
"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
Harnessing Your Creative Power
You are inherently creative, even if you have labeled yourself as “not the creative type”—and faith in your creativity is vital because originality and innovation are key differentiators in today’s competitive environment.
In this highly engaging, entertaining and interactive presentation, Kirsch leads you through a step-by-step process that enables you to tap into your creative potential, identify your corporate or personal vision, and harness this to increase performance and results. You’ll have a chance to create a shared story in this session, through music and song. You’ll experience the power of positive brainstorming and learn how to generate more ideas and make your ideas become reality. You’ll gain confidence in your ability to take risks despite fear of failure, and you’ll come away with a concrete plan for integrating the practice of creativity into your life and work.
“Meeting planners need creativity, both in managing events for clients and solving problems as they manage their own teams through a complex and ever-changing industry.”
This session will give you concrete examples and tools to use to come up with creative ideas for event planning, proposals and client interaction. Highly interactive, you’ll learn from your peers and contribute to the creative process.
What you will learn in this session:
• Discover the steps necessary for taping into your creative potential.
• Develop a plan for applying what you've learned to generate innovative ideas for your organization and clients.
• Gain confidence in your ability to take risks despite fear of failure.
• Build industry relationships through participation in this interactive program.
About Billy Kirsch
Grammy- and Emmy-nominated, CMA and ACM award-winning songwriter-facilitator Billy Kirsch works with organizations all over the world delivering his popular programs Team Building through Song and Harnessing Your Creative Power. Kirsch has harnessed the power of creativity to lead a successful life as an entertainer, songwriter and entrepreneur. His body of work includes such award-winning songs as “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” recorded by Steve Wariner; Top 10 songs “Is it Over Yet” and “Come Some Rainy Day,” both recorded by Wynonna Judd; and “Stay Gone,” which launched singer Jimmy Wayne’s career as a Top 5 single. The list of artists who have recorded Kirsch’s songs include Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Englebert Humperdink, Donny Osmond and Alabama, to name just a few.
Kirsch’s presentations help people rediscover their creativity to become more innovative and engaged in their work.
Microsoft, The Walt Disney Co., MPI, PCMA, ASTD, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Vanderbilt University are among the many groups who have benefited from Kirsch’s interactive and entertaining presentations. He is a member of ASTD Speaker’s Bureau and an approved speaker for MPI and PCMA.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who attends The Smart Event?
2. How do I qualify to attend The Smart Event?
3. Where do I register for The Smart Event?
4. How much does The Smart Event 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? Register above to attend.
Meeting Professionals: Apply online by clicking on the “Register Now” button above. 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 Event.
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 hotel has provided a special pre/post-event room rate for those attending The Smart Event. 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 the city together before or after The Smart Event. Unfortunately, our policy does not typically allow guests to participate in The Smart Event 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.