Upcoming Events

Smart Meetings events provide meeting planners and suppliers alike, with the opportunity to meet with targeted prospects. Suppliers can network with qualified meeting planners who have active RFPs, while planners can convene with preferred hotels and destinations.

Event attendees will enjoy informative and entertaining educational sessions, expert speakers, three to ten networking sessions and up to 25 prescheduled back-to-back appointments. Not to mention, your hotel and accommodations are complimentary.

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Event attendees will benefit from hearing expert speakers who share their knowledge on meeting industry topics relevant to the planning community’s needs. These meeting  pros educate and inspire their audience and offer solutions on the hottest industry topics.

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  • Aflac

    I had the most amazing time at the Smart Meeting New Orleans.  This was my very first experience with Smart Meetings and I must say, I am not only impressed but walked away from the conference feeling extremely empowered and inspired!  After being in the event planning business for over 15 years, I have never participated in an experience that has touched me as this one did.

    Donielle Smith Flynn - Event Planner

  • Helms Briscoe

    Attending Smart Meetings Events shows that meeting face to face is as important to you as it is to your clients.

    Helene Wein - Director, Global Accounts

  • Utecht Diversified Event Resource, Inc.

    This professional 2.5 day meetings industry event ranks among the best because of its professional approach to learning, destination experiences, networking, and its buying/selling opportunities. The return on your participation investment is well worth it!

    Terri M. Utecht, CMP

  • Amazon

    This is the best event for making lots of positive connections.  A very organized and well-planned event. You will not regret going!

    Leslie Adkins - Executive Assistant

  • Allstate Dealer Services

    Smart Meetings Events offer a full package, from networking with peers in the industry, building new relationships, meeting several vendors and hotel reps to offering relevant and on point guest speakers.

    Sheryl Gibson - Meeting & Conference Professional

  • Hyphen Solutions LLC.

    As a younger planner in the industry, I found the Smart Meetings program to be invaluable, not only because I was exposed to so many quality suppliers and hoteliers but also because I had the unique opportunity to network with more experienced planners and learn of their best practices. I loved every minute of the program and was sad to see it end!

    Brittany Ryan - Director of Marketing

  • Mattel

    Smart Meetings always put on a wonderful event with good Speakers that speak on topics that are trending in our industry. They also bring in great vendors for the one-on-one appointments.

    Pat Moore - Sr. Meeting & Event Planner

  • Energy Insurance Mutual

    I thoroughly enjoy the Smart Meetings events because of the networking, speakers and the size of the event.  You are not lost in a large crowd.  I come away from these events with great ideas, contacts and energized!

    Jane Murphy - Event Planner

  • Origin Event Planning

    This was a well-run and informative event. The quality of suppliers was excellent and relevant to our needs. The Smart Meeting staff was very attentive throughout the program to ensure everything went smooth and attendees were taken care of. Overall a job well done!

    Glenn Seifert - Operations & Vendor Manager

  • Events Manager Insights

    Much more than I expected–the meeting, the venue and the F & B were all top notch–really loved the format!

    Dana Cohen

  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

    My Smart Meetings experience was amazing. I would highly recommend it to any planner who wants to grow their venue options, gain valuable knowledge and meeting some very awesome people.

    Priscilla Noland - Sr. Meeting Planner

  • Girl Scouts of the USA

    Enjoyed it all, but more importantly it made my job a lot easier.  I need interactions that are efficient and innovative.  You delivered!

    Valerie Trudeau - Chief National Meetings Executive

  • Eddie Bauer

    The Smart Meeting event exceeded my expectations–from organization, food, networking and appointments–everything was exceptional.

    Karl Weiss

  • Mirage Hotel and Casino

    From a supplier perspective, the Smart Meetings format is far superior to the notion of a trip comprised of sales calls.  I can meet with 15 planners in a single day that I know want to talk with me.

    Daryl Chavez - Sales Manager

  • Naples Grand Beach Resort

    I was impressed how well organized and the attention to detail  given to the program.  Also the emphasis that was put on one-on-one appointments and ensuring planners and suppliers connected.

    Andrew Neubauer - Director National Accounts

  • Technology Integration Group

    This was the first Smart Meeting Event I’ve attended and it exceeded my expectations! I didn’t expect it to be so informative and fun at the same time! Plus, the food was awesome.

    Shahd Abusalih - Marketing Coordinator

  • Seattle Operating Support

    Every Smart Meeting gives me the opportunity to increase my meeting options and network with new people.  Relationships are made and business results.

    Jim Walker - Principal

  • Training Outreach, LLC

    I highly recommend the Smart Meetings as an opportunity to meet new hoteliers, build bonds with fellow planners, and learn “what’s new” during educational sessions.  It’s well worth your time!

    Laura Johnson - President

  • Connecticut Green Bank

    Thank you Smart Meetings for the opportunity to network with the best in our industry.  Great food, entertainment, education and connections.

    Gladys Rivera - Senior Marketing Manager

  • Guttmacher Institute

    The experience at Smart Meetings Events increased my efficiency and allowed me to be more purposeful in our executive team  and in meetings.

    Juel Brathwaite-Alleyne, Events/Board Affairs Manager