Fully hosted for qualified meeting planners
"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
"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!
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!