Smart Meeting

California Summit

October 9, 2019

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

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

Reasons to Attend

Sourcing

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!

Education

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!

Networking

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.

Past Speakers

Mike Dominguez

SVP and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International

Janine Driver

Body Language Expert

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Golden 1 Center

Nestled within the Downtown District (DoCo) of Sacramento, Golden 1 Center celebrates everything that makes the capital of California great. It encompasses four city blocks, boasting multipurpose, versatile space options for any size event or meeting. This is a destination that will appeal to your attendees and team members alike.

Why Meet Here?

Golden 1 Center's boundary-pushing architecture lends a gorgeous backdrop to any event, especially since there are so many options within the venue. Coupled with a dedication to sustainability and cutting-edge technology, Golden 1 Center is the premier option for planners looking for an innovative, compelling venue in Sacramento.

Features

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!

After-Party

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 a unique koozie branding experience, a lip stick reader, posh outdoor parties, a paradisal aquatic performance and piglet racing!

Frequently Asked Questions

Smart Meeting events are 100% complimentary for qualified meeting planners. Hotels and destinations, please contact your sales rep at salesteam@smartmeetings.com for your best available rate.
With two power-house presenters speaking at Smart Meeting California Summit, meeting planners will receive two 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 events@smartmeetings.com 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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