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.
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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.
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.
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!
2018’s event features included a unique koozie branding experience, a lip stick reader, posh outdoor parties, a paradisal aquatic performance and piglet racing!
|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm||Networking Reception
Mix and mingle with event attendees
|7:30 – 8:30 am||Registration & Welcome Breakfast|
Check in and fuel your day with a healthy meal
|8:45 – 10:00 am||Welcome Remarks and Keynote Amy Vetter|
(Mindful Technology, Innovation and Mindfulness)
|10:15 – 11:30 am||One-on-One Business Appointments|
Meet your matches
|11:30 am – 12:00 pm||Refreshment Break|
Grab a snack and kick the day into high gear
|12 – 1:30 pm||One-on-One Business Appointments|
Meet your matches continued
|1:30 – 2:30 pm||Networking Lunch|
|2:30 – 3:00 pm||Tour of Convene at 16 West Adams Street|
|3:00 – 5 pm||Smart Meet-Up|
Connect with all planners and suppliers in attendance at this exciting meet-up