Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22–24, 2013
Recently unveiling a $100 million dollar revitalization, with the most contemporary furnishings and decor, PGA National Resort & Spa can now be described as an undeniably hot, yet unexpectedly cool meetings and corporate resort destination. It has five world-class championship golf courses, renowned European-style spa and waters of the world, contemporary new rooms and signature design suites and gourmet dining outlets. Enhancements include floor-to-ceiling room makeovers, stylish corridors, restaurants and the new Fazio golf course, formerly the Haig, the first course to have design influence by three generations of the Fazio family. Indoor and outdoor venues include a meeting and conference center and 39,000 sq. ft. of scalable meeting space, including two ballrooms, 17 meeting rooms and multiple outdoor venues. The property is ideally situated with proximity to Palm Beach International and Fort Lauderdale International airports.
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 giveaways from luxury resorts and suppliers
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
8:30 a.m.–noon: Optional Pre-Workshop: Mobile Applications for Meetings and Tradeshows: How Smart Phones and Tables are Revolutionizing events with Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP
3–4 p.m.: Welcome Reception
4–6 p.m.: Opening Keynote
6–9 p.m.: Networking Dinner
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
7:45–8:45 a.m.: Breakfast
8:45–9:45 a.m.: Educational Session
9:55–11:30 a.m.: One-on-One Appointments,
11:30 a.m.–noon: Refreshment Break
Noon–1:30 p.m.: One-on-One Appointments
1:30–2:45 p.m.: Lunch
3–5 p.m.: Team Building Activity
7–9 p.m.: Dinner
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
7:45–8:45 a.m.: Breakfast
8:45–9:45 a.m.: Educational Session: Your Value as a Meeting Professional with Roger Rickard
9:55–11:30 a.m.: One-on-One Appointments
11:30 a.m.–noon: Refreshment Break
Noon–1:30 p.m.: One-on-One Appointments
1:30–245 p.m.: Lunch
2:45 p.m.: Closing of the Smart Event
Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP
Mobile Applications for Meetings and Tradeshows: How Smartphones and Tablets are Revolutionizing Events
Most meeting and trade show attendees are carrying Web-enabled phones. These “microcomputers” are increasingly being used for networking, lead exchange, electronic ticketing, way finding, audience polling, surveys, pocket programs, pocket exhibit guides, course notes/literature collection and much more. New phone apps for events are emerging daily. This in-depth, highly interactive course will cover the hottest new mobile trends for meetings and what is likely coming in the next few years.
–Explore the wide range of emerging mobile applications for meetings and trade shows.
–See how these tools can help meeting planners do their jobs more efficiently, greatly improve the attendee experience and help reduce the blizzard of paper commonly found at events.
–Get ideas on how to make a paperless conference binder a reality.
–Receive numerous ideas, links and apps to tools that you can start using today.
About Corbin Ball:
Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP is an internationally recognized expert on technology. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. He was been named one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" four times by industry publications. Corbin has spoken to groups in 33 countries on five continents in a manner that is engaging, understandable and fun. He can be contacted at his extensive website, corbinball.com, and followed at twitter.com/corbinball.
Your Value as a Meeting Professional
What is your value as a meeting professional? We know meetings drive business and enable organizations of all kinds to deliver on key strategic objectives, serving as a catalyst for education and professional development, motivation, behavior change and concrete action. As a meeting professional, you are often placed in the situation of advocating the value of meetings or making the case for your services.
Uncover your value(s) as a meeting professional. Discover the key strategies to communicate and elevate your strategic importance to your organization and your clients, enabling you to make the business case for meetings and your success as a meeting professional.
This session will help you:
–Understand the benefits of meetings and their value in a business environment.
–Communicate to stakeholders your value as a meeting professional.
–Leave with a plan to elevate your job, your organization and your industry.
About Roger Rickard
Rickard is the guy organizations call when they need help with advocacy. The founder of Voices in Advocacy, he is a proven leader in empowering people to make a difference. He is a highly acclaimed speaker and author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates.
Rickard has been an advocate for citizen involvement since the age of 13. He was elected to public office as a young man; later served as a legislative staffer for the Pennsylvania State Legislature; and has worked on many local, regional, state and presidential campaigns. He majored in political science at Pennsylvania State University and is still a proud Nittany Lion. Throughout his professional business career, Rickard has been a partner or sole proprietor in six different companies.
Using his unique experience, education and passion for the topic of advocacy, he is recognized as a leading spokesman for the business value and economic significance for the meeting and visitor industries. He has served in numerous industry associations’ leadership roles, is a recipient of several international industry awards and is a member of Meeting Professional International’s prestigious Community of Honorees.
Casually known as the “Big Guy,” Rickard’s exuberant personality makes for engaging presentations.
Jeffrey Magee, PDM, CSP, CMC
Performance Execution: Traits of Super Achievers and Super Organizations Today!
In this action-packed keynote session, Magee will let you look through the lens of what makes a super achiever today and show how to recognize the seven unique DNA characteristics of super achievers within yourself, your organization, colleagues and the clients you serve.
About Jeffrey Magee, PDM, CSP, CMC:
Dr. Jeffrey Magee has been called one of today’s leading marketing and leadership strategists. He is the author of more than 20 books, publisher of Performance 360 magazine (professionalperformancemagazine.com), co-host of a business entrepreneur program on Catalyst Business Radio (catalystbusinessradio.com) and author of the nationally syndicated leadership column.
Magee started his first business at age 15 and sold it before going to college. By age 24, he was recognized by American Home Products as its top salesman in the nation while at the same time becoming the youngest certified sales instructor for the Dale Carnegie Sales Course. He went on to work as a sales associate for the nation’s largest educational and youth advertising/marketing firm, Target Marketing, and was promoted to vice president of sales and chief operating officer within two years.
Magee’s credentials are significant. He has been recognized as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce and twice selected to represent the United States at the World Congress as a leadership speaker. He served three terms as president of the Oklahoma Speakers Association, twice awarded their Professional Speaker Member of the Year. Magee was commissioned to design, train, and present a new series of national leadership and sales recruitment programs for more than the 5,000 professional sales recruiters and sales managers with the U.S. Army National Guard. In 2010 he was recognized as The U.S. Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) 2010 Best of Business Award in the lecture bureau category. However, more important than Magee’s credentials and accomplishments, he is here today to deliver ideas you can use immediately to improve your own personal performance.
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-339-9355.