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Smart Meeting Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
Thursday • April 27

Fully-hosted for qualified meeting planners

Seize valuable CEUs from thought-leading industry speakers.
Win unforgettable prizes, overnight getaways and fabulous giveaways from top hotels.
Thrill in the ultimate event attractions and exciting entertainment features!
Indulge in sumptuous cuisine crafted to perfection by
world-class chefs.

"Smart Meeting 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 and Conference Professional, Allstate Dealer Services

April 26, 2017

5:30 – 7 pm Networking Reception

April 27, 2017

8 – 8:30 am Registration & Welcome Breakfast

8:45 – 10:00 am Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address

10:15 – 11:30 am One-on-One Business Appointments

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning Refreshment Break

12 – 1:30 pm One-on-One Business Appointments Continue

1:30 – 3:00 pm Lunch and Educational Keynote

3:00 – 3:30 pm Tour of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

3:30 – 5 pm Networking Meet-Up


Execute up to 15 one-on-one highly targeted appointments with premier properties.
Propel connections with your highest-caliber associates at exclusive VIP networking meet-ups.

"I found the Smart Meetings program to be invaluable, not only because I was exposed to so many quality suppliers but also because I had the unique opportunity to network with more experienced planners and learn their best practices."
– Brittany Ryan, Hyphen Solutions LLC

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Laura Stack

Meeting planners have the fifth most difficult job in the world, facing daily challenges that keep them oh so busy. Listen-in with productivity pro, Laura Stack, and learn to separate the productive from the unproductive, focus on high-value tasks, protect your time and zero in on execution. You'll discover dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions and inefficiencies. Join Laura to achieve maximum planning results in minimum time and get home to the people you love!




Swag Bag

Gain inspiration with your swag bag filled with today’s most innovative corporate incentive gifts.
Take home your pair of Punjammies! These lounge bottoms support a meaningful CSR cause and invest in the dignity and freedom of women in India.

Betsy Bondurant



Accelerate your planing with meeting consultant extraordinaire, Betsy Bondurant, and learn to create your most lucrative planner/supplier relationships yet! In today's meetings world, planner and supplier relationships are more important than ever. Instead of transitory contracts with multiple hotels, many planners work with a procurement department to develop long term agreements with a select number of preferred suppliers, making a strong relationship critical to a planner's success. In this interactive session, you'll understand how you can maximize your relationships and enhance the outcome of your meetings and events in a truly powerful way.

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