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Smart Meeting Northern California

 
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Thursday • Feb. 9

Fully hosted for qualified meeting planners

Seize valuable CEUs from thought-leading industry speakers.
Engage in disruptive technology with TECHbar and test-drive Poken, the future of networking.
Thrill in the ultimate of event attractions with energizing performances and incredible giveaways!
Indulge in sumptuous cuisine crafted to perfection by
world-class chefs.

"Smart Meeting Northern California was spectacular and connected me with some of the best planners and suppliers in the industry. The speakers were top notch and provided attendees with informative feedback pertaining to the meeting and events industry."
– Lauren Blankenship, Groupware Technology

February 8, 2017

5:30 – 7 pm Welcome Reception

February 9, 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 Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco


3:30 – 5 pm Networking After-Party

Partners

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

"The 1:1 meeting opportunities are invaluable. With limited time to attend industry meetings, Smart Meetings made it easy to make the important connections I needed."
– Diane Jackson, Kahuna

Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime event features and attractions such as Cirque du Soleil, a Bono impersonator, exquisite property tours, unforgettable after-parties, street parades, beach dance parties, energizing yoga sessions, fabulous giveaways, relaxing massages and more! Join us in beautiful Northern California and experience the ultimate in meetings entertainment!

 
   
   
   

Kelly McDonald

Bodine Balasco

TODAY'S NEW DEMOGRAPHICS AND HOW THEY AFFECT YOUR PLANNING

THE POWER TO CREATE-DISCOVERING THE POWER OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS

In today’s shifting social climate, planners’ and suppliers' expectations of how business should be done are largely changing. Lean in as Marketing expert Kelly McDonald enlightens you on today’s dynamic demographics—learn what each group values most, how they live and travel, and how you can apply that insight directly to your planning. You’ll gain a profound understanding of how you can conduct bookings more effectively and take your planning to an entirely new level!

Planners need to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, innovation and the hottest new trends. Listen in with Bodine Balasco as he reveals a newly-discovered, proven method for generating innovative ideas and creating efficient strategic action plans. You’ll uncover the most important principles of creativity and learn how you can implement these tactics in your day-to-day planning. Named a Top 21 Speaker for the 21st Century, Bodine’s quick-paced and entertaining presentation will have you on the edge of your seat!