Immersive Experience

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • April 28-30, 2024

  • JW Marriott New Orleans

Booked & Busy in the Big Easy During Jazz Fest!

Get ready for a hosted-buyer experience like no other! Immerse yourself in luxury and modern amenities at the JW Marriott New Orleans. This upscale hotel, located in the historic French Quarter on Canal Street, offers unparalleled access to all the exciting experiences that the Big Easy has to offer. From Caesar’s New Orleans Casino and the Warehouse District to Bourbon Street and the Superdome, this hotel puts you right in the heart of the action. Experience the best of the city without sacrificing comfort and relaxation.

This hotel boasts a 24-hour fitness center, rooftop pool, and on-site dining options that include the Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse and live Creole cooking demonstrations with street performers. Host your next event in both indoor and outdoor venues, which include a balcony overlooking Canal Street. After a long day of networking or exploring the city, unwind in one of the premium hotel rooms or suites with plush bedding and flat-screen TVs to picturesque views of the French Quarter or Canal Street. Leave your worries behind and indulge in a truly magnificent experience at the JW Marriott New Orleans.



Shelley Brown: The Art of Welcoming, Engaging and Delivering
Shelley Brown: The Art of Welcoming, Engaging and Delivering

Shelley Brown is on a mission to help organizations create their greatest culture. As an award-winning international speaker, pop artist, and mindfulness educator, Shelley works tirelessly to champion cultural cohesion. As a Belongingologist, she is dedicated to the study of connection and inclusion through embracing our own authenticity and each other’s.

Amy Sins: A Passion for Spreading Southern Hospitality
Amy Sins: A Passion for Spreading Southern Hospitality

New Orleans-born Louisiana native and media personality Amy Sins lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and bounced back to develop a template for disaster relieve, write an award-winning cookbook, a boutique hotel, a culinary event business and a radio show. Her hospitality company, Langlois, is an extension of her passion for making everyone feel welcome. She shares her secrets for achieving a higher purpose.

Elevated Experiences Schedule

Sunday, April 28, 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, April 29, 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, April 30, 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