July 19, 2012 1:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Attend our exclusive networking event for meeting planners and you will:
Meet in one-on-one appointments with premier properties
Stay educated on cutting-edge industry topics for CEU credits
Network with senior meeting planners and leave with new friends
Gather ideas for your programs from our unique thematic live elements
Simplify your life by completing your site research in one place
Get a chance to win fabulous giveaways from luxury resorts and suppliers
Details about Ritz-Carlton Battery Park
As one of the premier five-star hotels in New York City, The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park immerses its guests in all the luxury and cultural heritage of lower Manhattan.
Meetings at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park
With more than 12,000-square-foot of newly renovated conference and meeting rooms in New York City that can accommodate up to 500 people, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park is an ideal location for any function, intimate or grand. The 14th floor Rise event space - one of the most unique New York City event spaces - includes an outdoor terrace and features breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New York Harbor.
Number of Guest Rooms: 298
Number of Meeting Spaces: 12
Meeting Room Space: 12,000 Sq. Ft.
The Smart Mart at The Ritz-Carlton, New York
Thursday, July 19, 2012
1:15-2:15 pm Welcome Reception
2:15-3:15 pm Educational Sessions
3:30-4:55 pm One-on-One Appointments
4:55-5:20 pm Refreshment Break
5:20-6:45 pm One-on-One Appointments
6:45-9:00 pm Dinner
"Smart Mart events are a great way to find hotels and suppliers you didn't know existed, and a great way to meet the sales person before you start a business relationship."
-- Diane Herrmann, JNR Incorporated
"When your time is precious and your need for information from a diverse variety of options is required...go to a Smart Mart! "
--Sharon Cohu, T-Mobile USA
"This was my first experience at a Smart Mart meeting and I really enjoyed it. I met some great contacts!"
--Annette Ruiz, In-N-Out Burger
Award-Winning Reporter and Broadcast Journalist
It's the Economy
Alex Blumberg seeks to help audiences understand the sometimes treacherous terminology and often intimidating worlds of economics and finance. Much of the public conversation surrounding economic issues is done in contentious forums, with angry commentary surrounding opposing viewpoints. Others discuss critical financial issues using terminology that only the already-involved can understand. This performance provides understandable and engaging analysis of the economic news.
About Alex Blumberg:
Alex Blumberg is a contributing editor for NPR’s Planet Money. He is also a producer for the public radio program This American Life, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University. He has done radio documentaries on the U.S. Navy, people who do impersonations of their mothers and teenage Steve Forbes supporters. He won first place at the 2002 Third Coast International Audio Festival for his story “Yes, There is a Baby.” His story on clinical medical ethicists won the 1999 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated award for best radio documentary.
In 2008, Blumberg collaborated with NPR economics correspondent Adam Davidson on a special This American Life episode about the housing crisis. Called “the greatest explainer ever heard” by noted journalism professor Jay Rosen, the “Giant Pool of Money” became the inspiration for NPR’s Planet Money.
Blumberg has a B.A. from Oberlin College.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who attends The Smart Mart?
2. How do I qualify to attend The Smart Mart?
3. Where do I register for The Smart Mart?
4. How much does The Smart Mart cost?
5. What exactly do the one-on-one appointments entail?
6. Can more than one meeting professional from a company attend?
7. When and where should I plan on arriving/departing?
8. May I arrive early or extend my stay?
9. I’m a planner. Should I bring an RFP?
10. What should I wear?
11. May I bring a guest?
12. Whom should I contact with any questions?
People like you—highly qualified meeting professionals and highly recognized hotel partner properties in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Are you a meeting professional who:
–Has a verifiable history of conferences, meetings, events, incentives, training/conference programs or conventions?
–Contracts hotels with an average room rate of $150 or more per night?
–Plans groups of 10 or more attendees with room nights yielding a minimum of 30 room nights?
–Is considering planning a meeting in the U.S., Canada or Mexico in the next two years for which you haven’t yet contracted a hotel or destination?
Answered “yes” to these questions? Apply online to attend.
Meeting Professionals: Apply online by clicking on the “Register Now” button. Submit your application today as space is limited!
Suppliers: Call 415-339-9355 or email email@example.com to contact your local sales representative to discuss participation in this event and/or future events.
Meeting Professionals: Smart Meetings provides parking at the host hotel, meals as outlined in the agenda and registration materials. Attendees are responsible for incidental charges and transportation.
Suppliers: Contact your local sales representative at 415-339-9355 to get the best deal! Base rates are available online. Suppliers receive meals as outlined in the agenda and registration materials. Attendees are responsible for incidental charges, transportation and accommodations, although Smart Meetings has secured a special event rate, which can be redeemed through reservations when mentioning The Smart Mart.
Our one-on-one appointments are set up as a convenient way for you to research multiple properties, destinations and other services in one place, at one time. Each appointment lasts 12 minutes and you will have 15 pre-scheduled appointments.
Our policy typically only allows one meeting professional to attend per company; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the events staff at 415-339-9355 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Information to come.
The Ritz-Carlton, New York, Battery Park has provided a special pre/post-event room rate for those attending The Smart Mart. Please ask the events staff at Smart Meetings for more information by calling 415-339-9355 or e- mailing email@example.com.
All planners are encouraged to bring open RFPs with them, as suppliers are ready to book during the appointments.
Recommended attire is business casual. Please, no jeans.
We suggest that you and a guest enjoy New York together before or after The Smart Mart. Unfortunately, our policy does not typically allow guests to participate in The Smart Mart activities; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact the Smart Meetings events staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-339-9355.