Fully-hosted for qualified meeting planners
"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
"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
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!
WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE'S
TOO MUCH TO DO
STRATEGIC MEETINGS MANAGEMENT:
IT'S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS!
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.