Jack of All Trades (Trade Shows, That Is)

Looking to infuse the daily grind with some exciting (and super productive) trade shows? Get in on the action!

Hello to all of our weekday sourcing warriors! Looking to infuse the daily grind with some exciting (and super productive) trade show action? This week, we’re helping you stack the deck with our list of top trade shows and events to help you turn up the heat on your venue sourcing game. The Smart Meetings crew will be in the house at many of these too—be sure to check below for details!

Cvent Connect
June 12-16
Las Vegas, NV

Cvent Connect is going down! The popular conference prides itself on face-to-face interaction. (Hey Cvent, we feel you on that.) At Cvent Connect, event-goers have the opportunity to attend 20-minute, scheduled appointments where they meet with and source Cvent’s extensive network of hospitality, destination and other key event industry partners. Attendees will build relationships with 250+ vendors from multiple industries, conduct a year’s worth of business in just a single day and take home special perks for participating in 1:1 trade show appointments.

Come visit Smart Meetings onsite at kiosk # H 6!

June 19-22
Las Vegas, NV

MPI’s 2017 World Education Congress will kick off on June 19 in booming Las Vegas. #WEC17 will offer attendees dynamic education on crafting unforgettable experiences that inspire and promises the meeting planner community the opportunity to learn and connect on a truly meaningful level. Join 2,000+ global #eventprofs and master what’s trending and how you can keep up with these exciting industry changes.

We’ll be walking the floor—wanna connect? Shoot us an email at marketingteam@smartmeetings.com and we’ll set up a time to meet!

DMAI Annual Convention
July 11-14
Montreal, QB

With age comes wisdom, and amazing trade shows.

DMAI’s 2017 Annual Convention provides a unique opportunity for professionals to connect with and learn from peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry. This year’s conference promises education and inspiration as the historic city of Montreal celebrates its 375th birthday. With age comes wisdom, and amazing trade shows.

The Canada-based conference boasts an integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus. The event recognizes leaders and their contributions to the industry, relationship-based connections among industry providers and DMOs, and diversity of thought by assembling the best minds in local insight and global expertise.

Stop by booth #60 and connect with the Smart Meetings squad!

ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo
August 12-15
Toronto, Ontario, CA

#ASAE17 is Toronto’s one-stop shop for learning new-to-you topics, strategic solutions to current challenges and curating your own educational experiences. More than 400 companies will showcase their cutting-edge technology, while attendees connect with colleagues, build new business relationships and leave more inspired than ever.

The Smart Meetings team will be working the floor—send us an email at marketingteam@smartmeetings.com and let’s set up a time to meet!

Smart Meeting West National
Sept. 10-12
Dana Point, CA

This is Smart Meetings’ last 3-day national event of 2017! If you haven’t been to a national event yet, Smart Meeting West National in beautiful Dana Point, CA, is the perfect introduction. Planned over three productive, fun-filled days at the exquisite Monarch Beach Resort, attendees will share in an additional 10 business appointments, earn extra CEUs from fabulous keynote speakers, complete an unforgettable site inspection of the resort, share in exciting team-building features and attractions and take home a luxury swag bag.

All meeting planners looking to take their planning to the next level should apply for this event. Like, today!

IMEX America
October 10-12
Las Vegas, NV

IMEX America 2017 is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events—all on one, thriving showroom floor. The show will welcome more than 3,200 exhibitors from 130+ countries, countless opportunities to connect and brilliant speakers, fresh ideas and continuous inspiration at 180+ educational sessions over 4 jam-packed days.

We’re so excited to meet up at IMEX—make sure to stop by! Booth No.’s TBA!

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