Smart Meetings’ one-day Northern California experience will be hosted at The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. 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!
Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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
Questions? Contact our events staff at 415-339-9355 or email@example.com.
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 Property
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Networking After-Party & Cirque Extravaganza
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?
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to inquire.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 415-339-9355.