Culinary Experience

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

  • August 18-20, 2024

  • Paris Las Vegas

A Touch of Paris in the Heart of the Strip!

Transport yourself to the City of Lights with the same passion, excitement, and ambiance of Europe’s most romantic city. At Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, you’ll experience everything you love about Paris, right in the heart of the Strip. With 2,916 luxurious guestrooms and suites, your guests will feel like royalty, and treated to unmatched elegance rivaling the finest Parisian hotels with a stunning views of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Experience 140,000 square feet of opulent and adaptive meeting spaces, including the 85,204-square-foot Paris Ballroom, groups of any size and meetings of any scope are welcome.


Earn Extra CEUs: Fly in Early for a Free, 3-hour Contract Coaching Session

Scott Frankel
Scott Frankel

Scott Frankel, president of Animatic Media LLC & Conference-On-Demand + LIVE and 2023 Smart Meetings Quantum Leap Catalyst Award Winner After a storied event production career that spanned more than 26 years, Scott Frankel has agreed to deconstruct the fine points of audio-visual contracts shine an LED light on what the terminology means, what you really need to make your event look good and where you can save some line items.

Kelly Gleeson Smith
Kelly Gleeson Smith

Kelly Gleeson Smith, vice president of sales with Caesars Entertainment and 2023 Smart Women in Meetings Industry Leader This hospitality veteran tasked with managing direct and inside meeting and convention sales with the largest luxury gaming empire in the world is on the front lines of the latest contract terms and what is—and isn’t—open to negotiation. Bring your burning contract questions and leave with the confidence to source smarter.


Tracy Stuckrath: Every Meal Matters
Tracy Stuckrath: Every Meal Matters

As a certified event planner with food allergies, Tracy Stuckrath is passionate about helping event organizers not offend or kill people with the food they serve. She will share tips to transform your event, hospitality service, or workplace to provide food experiences that are safe and inclusive for everyone.

Elevated Experiences Schedule

Sunday, August 18, 2024 - All Times Local Standard Time

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm White Glove Welcome: Guest Registration & Gifting Lounge & Check-In
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Idea Exchange - Keynote Speaker
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Explore the Floor: Property Tour
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Networking Celebration: Reception & Dinner

Monday, August 19, 2024 - All Times Local Standard Time

6:30 am - 7:15 am Seize the Day: Wake Up Activity
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Social
8:45am - 10:00 am Instant Start to Smart - Keynote Speaker
10:15 am - 12:30 pm Meet Your Matches
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Build & Bond Brilliantly: Team Activity
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm #MeTime
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Ms. B’s Offsite Bash

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - All Times Local Standard Time

7:30 am -9:00 am Breakfast Social
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Meet Your Matches
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seal the Deal Feast: Luncheon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm #Departures

The Details

Smart Meetings Hosted Buyer Experiences are 100% complimentary for qualified meeting planners. Hotels and Destination Partners, please contact our sales team at for your best available rate.

We use a sophisticated software to custom match our planners with premier properties and destinations that fit your business needs, region, budget and venue preferences. As the event nears, planners and suppliers will have the opportunity to select their appointment preferences to ensure their highest attendee satisfaction.

A qualified Meeting Planner can attend (1) one hosted buyer experience annually based on business needs. Hotels and destination partners may attend unlimited events. Contact our Sales Team for more information at