Smart Meeting Southern California

January 12, 2017

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  • Smart Meetings’ one-day L.A. experience will be hosted at The Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport. Attendees will participate in our breakthrough event platform, designed to enhance the site-selecting process and streamline booking. Throughout the event, guests will meet with 15 highly targeted hotels and destinations, connect at powerful team-building and networking sessions, and earn valuable CEUs while learning from thought-leading industry speakers. Plus, attendees will delight in a fabulous breakfast reception, lunch and world-class accommodations—all designed to make the meeting planner’s job easier!

    Questions? Contact our events staff at 415-339-9355 or events@smartmeetings.com. Click here for more details for Smart Meeting Southern California!

    When:

    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
    8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Where:

    Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
    6225 W. Century Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Why:

    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

    Contact:

    Questions? Contact our events staff at 415-339-9355 or events@smartmeetings.com.

  • Day One

    8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Welcome Breakfast
    8:45 am – 10:00 am Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address
    10:15 am – 11:30 am One-on-One Business Appointments
    11:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning Refreshment Break
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm One-on-One Business Appointments Continue
    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch and Educational Keynote
    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tour of Hyatt Regency at LAX
    3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Networking After-Party

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Who attends Smart Meetings events?
    2. How do I qualify to attend a Smart Meeting?
    3. Where do I register for a Smart Meeting?
    4. How much does it cost to attend a Smart Meeting?
    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?

    1) Who attends Smart Meetings?
    People like you—highly qualified meeting professionals and highly recognized hotel partner properties in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

    2) How do I qualify to attend a Smart Meeting?
    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.

    3) Where do I register for a Smart Meeting?
    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 advertising@smartmeetings.com to contact your local sales representative to discuss participation in this event and/or future events.

    4) How much does it cost to attend a Smart Meeting?
    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 Meeting.

    5) What exactly do the one-on-one appointments entail?
    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.

    6) Can more than one meeting professional from a company attend?
    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 events@smartmeetings.com to inquire.

    7) When and where should I plan on arriving/departing?
    Information to come.

    8) May I arrive early or extend my stay?
    The hotel has provided a special pre/post-event room rate for those attending the Smart Meeting. Please ask the events staff at Smart Meetings for more information by calling 415-339-9355 or e-mailing events@smartmeetings.com.

    9) I’m a planner. Should I bring an RFP?
    All planners are encouraged to bring open RFPs with them, as suppliers are ready to book during the appointments.

    10) What should I wear?
    Recommended attire is business casual. Please, no jeans.

    11) May I bring a guest?
    We suggest that you and a guest enjoy the city together before or after the Smart Meeting. Unfortunately, our policy does not typically allow guests to participate in Smart Meeting activities; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.

    12) Whom should I contact with any questions?
    Please contact the Smart Meetings events staff at events@smartmeetings.com or 415-339-9355.