Something for Every Month: 2022 Events to Keep Meeting Professionals Busy and Bright

2022

Updated Feb. 28, 2022.

The event industry is back in action. Meeting professionals looking to stay on top of the changing strategies and tools will find lots of opportunities to meet new partners, learn and grow. Mark your calendars, bookmark this page for updates and look forward to your best year yet!

March

National 3-Day Experience

The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky is opening its meeting spaces for an early-week experience away. From March 13 to 15, we’re hosting at the circa-1800s waterfront hotel.

Business Events Industry Week

Destinations International has four events scheduled in succession from March 23 to 25 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Stick around in National Harbor, Maryland for a half-week of events on the East Coast. 

Convention Sales & Services Summit

On March 23, Destinations International invites industry professionals to hear more on leveraging community stakeholders, the uncertain current state of destinations, travel and meetings and some of the new roles meeting professionals have been finding themselves in as of late. Join March 23 for industry leader insights.

IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum

On March 24, women talk to women about business leadership, motivation, career strategy, how to succeed in one’s current position and more. IAEE’s event aims to not only build up, but support women.

PCMA Foundation’s Visionary Awards

On the evening of March 24, PCMA Foundation is hosting a black-tie awards show, reception and after party to recognize the most recent stars of the business events industry on the stage.

Destination Showcase

Destinations International wraps up their event week with a showcase to connect destination organizers and managers with business events strategists and management professionals. Friday, March 25’s event is a meeting place for top meeting planners.

April

Cvent Connect 2022

This showcase of the latest technology, best practices and industry professionals will be April 11-14 at Caesars FORUM in Las Vegas.

May

National 3-Day Experience

Start your week by joining Smart Meetings at Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami, Florida from May 1 through 3 in the fresh spring sunshine.

IACC Americas Connect 2022

International Association of Conference Centers event at Park MGM Las Vegas May 23-25 will focus on people, community and environment. Bonus Global Copper Skillet Final will add space to the gathering.

IMEX Frankfurt

The 20th anniversary of the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry gathering will be May 31 – June 2 in Germany.

June

PCMA Educon

PCMA’s summer programming will land at Hyatt Regency New Orleans June 5-8.

Event Tech Live Las Vegas 

This hybrid expo will feature more than 100 education sessions and 100 exhibitors June 7-9 at Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas.

Regional 1-Day – Mid-Atlantic

The Hamilton Hotel Washington DC is having Smart Meetings over for an eventful day in the nation’s capital on June 16.

MPI WEC 2022

MPI is celebrating its 50th anniversary at World Education Congress in San Francisco at Moscone Center June 21-23.

July

Regional 1-Day Experience – Northeast

We are planning a full day in the northeastern U.S. for this July. More information is to follow on our website’s events listing.

Destinations International 2022 Annual Convention

Innovators, industry leaders and leaders outside the industry are gathering at Destinations International’s three-day event from July 19 to 21 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Attendees will cover localized insights, collect advice from global industry experts and discuss other aspects of leadership in our current, virtually unprecedented business and meetings landscape.

August

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

The Center for Association Leadership will bring their annual event to Nashville, Tennessee Aug. 20-23.

Smart Woman Summit Conference & Awards Gala

This year, our Smart Woman Summit is at the luxury hotel Grand Hyatt Nashville in Tennessee. Join us Aug. 26 to celebrate and connect with brilliant women throughout the industry.

Annual Smart Woman Summit Conference & Awards Gala

This year, our Smart Woman Summit is at the luxury hotel Grand Hyatt Nashville in Tennessee. Join us Aug. 26 to celebrate and connect with brilliant women throughout the industry.

National 3-Day Experience

The Sunday following our Annual Smart Woman Summit in Tennessee, Smart Meetings begins its half-week event, again at Grand Hyatt Nashville, from Aug. 28 to 30.

September

SITE Global Classic

SITE Foundation’s flagship fundraiser will bring together top incentive planners to raise money for research, education and advocacy Sept. 11-14 at The Boca Raton in Florida.

Incentive Experience

Smart Meetings’ Incentive Experience event in Playa del Carmen, Mexico is a 3-day excursion at the Hotel Xcaret Arte. From Sept. 18 to 20, join us for a warm stay and exciting activities in the Riviera Maya region, on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

October

Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2022

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association announced the the 40th run of the annual tradeshow will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3-5 with an expected 750 travel buyers, advisors and suppliers from 20 different countries.

IMEX America

IMEX America at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino celebrates the heartbeat of the global business events community Oct. 11-13.

Advocacy Summit

Destinations International is heading to Bloomington, Minnesota from Oct. 26 to 28 for a three-day event that focuses on how to be a community-conscious and human-centric company, organization, event and destination.

November

FICP Annual Conference

Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals will meet Nov. 13-16 at Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport.

Event Tech Live London 2022

This hybrid expo will feature more than 100 educational session and 100 exhibitors for 3,500 attendees Nov. 15-17 at ExCeL London.

 

Regional 3-Day Experience

Smart Meetings has another three-day event for the month of November 2022 in the works. More information is to follow on our website’s events listing.

Check back on our Smart Events page for future updates and details to come on all Smart Meetings events.

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