Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Luxuriate in genuine care and artfully crafted experiences that evoke the city’s legendary glamour. Montage Beverly Hills creates a welcoming respite amid Los Angeles’ most exciting and sophisticated pleasures. Release into a highly customized, stress-melting massage at Spa Montage. Retreat to a private, poolside cabana on the rooftop and savor panoramic views of the Hollywood hills. Indulge in soulful Italian cuisine at celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s culinary gem, Scarpetta. Or simply relax on the private balcony of a guest room rich in both modern comforts and the classic ambience of a historic Beverly Hills estate.
Meetings at Montage Beverly Hills are an artful experience. The hotel’s elegant spaces combine the finest in amenities, innovative technology and highly personalized service. A separate arrival and reception area allows for discreet service for invited luminaries and dignitaries.
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
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
8:30–9:15 a.m.: Registration & Welcome Full Breakfast
9:30–10:30 a.m.: Educational Session: Drum Cafe with Natalie Spiro
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
The Drum Cafe was started in Johannesburg 20 years ago during the fall of Apartheid. We offer unforgettable team-building experiences using drumming as the main medium. Despite the name, it is not a venue but an organization that comes to your business or event, drums and musicians in tow. Our programs include team building, leadership development, employee orientations, value roll-outs, strategy and branding roll-outs, general session interactive keynote openings, energizing performances and diversity/inclusion programs for groups of 15 to 15,000. Our clients include Google, Bank of America, PWC, BP, Intel, Microsoft, HP and thousands more.
When a workforce feels connected as a community, they are destined to feel valuable, happier and therefore demonstrate steadfast productivity, so it makes sense to share with them the highest-quality encounter that ignites effective communication, cooperation and teamwork. The Drum Cafe offers just such programs.
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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.