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


Updated Jan. 18, 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!


IAVM GuestX Conference

International Association of Venue Managers will present workshops from industry experts in Atlanta, Georgia Feb. 7-9. Topics include de-escalating undesired behavior, an all-hazard approach to mitigating safety, security and health risks and equipping front-line teams to execute flawless events.

Regional 1-Day Experience – Southern CA

Smart Meetings is taking California’s business and event professionals south for a stay at The London West Hollywood on Feb. 23.


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.


Regional 1-Day Experience – Texas

On April 14, Smart Meetings will be in Arlington, Texas for a one-day event at the AT&T Stadium.


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.


PCMA Educon

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

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.


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.


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.


Incentive Experiences

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.


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.


FICP Annual Conference

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

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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