Smart Meeting

Northern California

January 23, 2019

Fairmont San Francisco

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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 15 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 (or don’t!) 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.


Kay Frances

Topic: The Funny Thing about Stress

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Fairmont San Francisco

World-renowned Fairmont San Francisco presents an awe-inspiring picture of the City by the Bay. Central to the Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf, the Fairmont is located at the only spot in San Francisco where each of the city's cable car lines meet. And consequently, it’s your newest intersection of sourcing, education and networking.

Why Meet Here?

The grandeur of this fully-restored hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience for meeting planners.The Fairmont hotel offers 55,000 square feet of spectacular function space, two fabulous restaurants and lounges, and panoramic city and bay views from high atop Nob Hill. The hotel classic boasts an unmatched blend of elegance and superb service for an unforgettable meeting experience from beginning to end.

Fairmont San Francisco Awards & Accolades Include:

  • AAA Four Diamond Award
  • Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels” Award

Special Features

Penthouse Pre-Party

Join the likes of Hollywood celebrities, famous rock stars, history’s elite and world leaders as you take a lap around the oh-so lavish Fairmont Penthouse!

Eats & Treats

Delight in a complete gourmet breakfast and lunch, munch on your favorite complimentary snacks and sip designer cocktails and beverages.

Deluxe Swag Bag

Take home your swag bag filled with the hottest giveaways including health and wellness products, beauty giveaways and more!

Tech Bar

Techies unite! Meet us at the tech bar for a chance to view, sample and play with the latest and greatest in technology!

Welcome to the Sweet Shoppe

Choose from tons of your sweet, chewy and ooey-gooey faves at a custom candy bar compliments for Sugarwish!

Tour the Fairmont

Receive exclusive access to the Fairmont’s Penthouse and Tonga Room at a fabulous lunch and pre-party!


Artisan Cheese Tasting

Tempt the palette with local artisan cheeses compliments of Cowgirl Creamery!

Chocolate Tasting

Taste all your creamy, crunchy, ooey-gooey chocolate faves at this delectable chocolate tasting experience!

Custom Wine Blending

Sip and swirl your way through this revolutionary DIY wine blending experience. Plus, take home your own complimentary bottle!

Date Night at Home Kit

Ready for some celebrity-worthy dining? Pull up a chair for this gourmet dinner-prep experience and take home your own dinner kit for two!

Super Psychic Reading

Feeling futuristic?
Listen in with a temptingly-telling psychic reading!


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Reception
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8 am – 8:30 am Registration & Welcome Breakfast
8:45 am – 10:00 am Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address
10:15 am – 11:30 am One-on-One Business Appointments
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Refreshment Break
12:00 pm– 1:30 pm One-on-One Business Appointments
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Networking Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Tour of Fairmont San Francisco
3:00 pm– 5:00 pm A Taste of San Francisco After Party

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 a power-house presenter speaking at Smart Meeting Northern California, meeting planners will receive one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) 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.