Smart Meeting

California Summit

October 9, 2019

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

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 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.


Amy Vetter

Mindful Technology: Embracing Technology, Innovation and Mindfulness

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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.


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!

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.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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 Golden1 Center
3:00 – 5 pm Smart Meet-Up
Connect with all planners and suppliers in attendance at this exciting meet-up

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 California Summit, meeting planners will receive 1 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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