Smart Meeting

National 3-Day

November 3-5, 2019

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

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Welcome to the industry's premier hosted-buyer event!

Reasons to Attend


Source a year’s worth of meetings in just a single day! You’ll meet face-to-face at up to 25 sourcing appointments with your pre-selected hotels and destination matches, and share your exact meeting requirements. Plus, between appointments, you’ll have a chance to meet with other hotels and network with your fellow planners, earn CEUs and get a first-class peek at today’s hottest event inspiration including decor, F&B, entertainment features and so much more!


Earn CEUs and uncover tips, trends and strategic tactics from industry power players and inspiring keynote speakers! Our masterclass speaking sessions are chock full of concrete takeaways designed to advance meeting planners’ careers and inspire your next brilliant experience. Planner favorites include industry trends, workplace negotiations, strategies for organization and so many more!


When you attend a Smart Meeting event, you’re guaranteed to build connections with senior meeting professionals and premier hotels and destinations. Mix, mingle and talk shop at themed after-parties and powerful breakout sessions. It’s the easy, fun way that meeting planners love to boost your career circle and add important names to your little black book.


Ben Nemtin

New Leadership: Why Dreams Matter

Motivational speaker and co-author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?, Ben Nemtin shares his experience of how we as leaders have the the opportunity to achieve our goals and live the life we really want both professionally and personally and the power to inspire this belief in others.

Steve Jones

Brand like a Rockstar

The author of Brand like a Rockstar, Steve Jones will share sound business advice about building a breakthrough brand through outrageous rock ‘n roll stories about legendary bands like AC/DC, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead and Kiss.

Mike Dominguez

Connecting the Dots: What Does Disruption Mean for Planners

Get a fresh outlook and point of view from the highly respected MGM leader and industry icon, Mike Dominguez, who is actively involved in global issues in the meetings industry and has just been named CEO at ALHI.

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The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm. Offering 4 Estes Park accommodation experiences on the legendary grounds overlooking Rocky Mountain National Park (fun fact: acclaimed novel and movie The Shining was inspired by this hotel!), The Stanley offers 14,000+ sq. ft. of sophisticated meeting and event space equipped with modern amenities and is a leisurely one-hour drive from Denver.

Why Meet Here?

Boasting 13,000 sq. ft. of indoor and 14,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space set against a breathtaking Rocky Mountain backdrop, The Stanley Hotel is an ideal meeting destination. From small executive retreats to large-scale functions, The Stanley offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

New: The All-New Pavilion is Now Open!

Set against the striking backdrop of Long’s Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park, The Pavilion combines architectural heritage with cutting-edge design, technology, and innovation. Featuring a 250-seat glass door auditorium and 8,000+ sq. ft. of banquet space set against a private pond, the stunning new Pavilion awaits your next first-class corporate event.


Swag Bag

Get inspired with your complimentary swag bag filled with today’s hottest incentive gift ideas and awesome giveaways. Past goodies have included planner favorites like yummy eats and treats, sparkling beverages, beauty products and trendy water bottles—complete with liquid-proof bluetooth speakers!


Relax and recharge at a chic wrap party. You’ll nosh on tasty eats, sip on fizzing cocktails and network with your fellow attendees. These classic post-event parties are favorites for planners and suppliers, alike. Tie a bow on your day of power sourcing and education with the perfect end to a fabulous day. More details coming soon!

More to Come!

2018’s event features included creating a personalized luggage tag, a lip stick reader, posh outdoor parties, wine blending and an amazing tech bar.


Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 – 3:00 pm Registration
Check in and kick start your day
3:00 – 4:00 pm Welcome Meet & Greet
Mix and mingle with event attendees
4:00 – 5:30 pm Welcome Remarks & Keynote Speaker, Ben Nemtin (New Leadership: Why Dreams Matter)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Property Tour
Enjoy a guided tour with The Stanley Hotel sales team
6:30 - 9:00 pm Networking Reception and Dinner
Talk shop with your peers and enjoy a fabulous dinner
Monday, November 4, 2019
6:30 – 7:15 am Wake-up Activity
7:45 – 8:30 am Smart Start Breakfast
Fuel your day with a healthy and delicious meal
8:45 – 9:45 am Morning Remarks and Keynote Speaker, Mike Dominguez
(Connecting the Dots: What Does Disruption Mean for Planners)
10:00 – 11:30 am One-on-One Business Appointments
Meet your matches
11:30 am – 12 pm Refreshment Break
Grab a “happy” snack to kick the day into high gear
12:00 – 1:30 pm One-on-One Business Appointments
Meet your matches continued
1:30 – 2:45 pm Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Recharge with a tasty lunch and connect with fellow attendees
3:15 – 5:15 pm Team-Building Activity
6:30 - 9:30 pm Networking Reception and Dinner
Talk shop with your peers and enjoy a fabulous dinner
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:30 – 7:15 am Wake-up Activity
7:45 – 8:30 am Smart Start Breakfast
Fuel your day with a healthy and delicious meal
8:45 – 9:45 am Morning Remarks and Keynote, Steve Jones (Brand like a Rockstar)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm One-on-One Business Appointments
Meet your matches continued
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Closing of Smart Meeting National 3 Day
1:45 pm Departures and/or Leisure Time

Frequently Asked Questions

Smart Meeting events are 100% complimentary for qualified meeting planners. Hotels and destinations, please contact your sales rep at for your best available rate.
With three power-house presenters speaking at Smart Meeting National 3-Day, meeting planners will receive three CEUs toward their CMP certification.
We accept premier hotels and destinations from across the United States and our top-tier list of suppliers is updated regularly. Please contact our Events Team at for an updated listing of properties.
We use a sophisticated software to custom match our planners with premier properties that fit your region, budget and venue preferences. As the event nears, planners and suppliers will have the opportunity to select their appointment preferences to ensure their highest attendee satisfaction.
Yes! Planners are welcome to attend one regional event and one national event each year. Hotels and destinations may attend unlimited events.


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