Smart Meeting


June 27, 2019

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.

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.


Ashley Fox

Go Far Together: Lessons from the Sideline

NFL Reporter and Analyst for ESPN, Ashley shares her unique experiences covering America's sporting obsession and the lessons she's learned from the leaders of exceptional, professional athletes.

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.

Satisfy your sense of discovery at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C. Located in downtown DC’s Penn Quarter, the hotel is just steps from the National Portrait Gallery and Capital One Arena, and blocks from the National Mall. This centrally located gem is a beautiful juxtaposition between old and new that sits just blocks from some of the most distinguished sights in our nation's capital. Boasting an elegance-meets-whimsy style, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco creates a truly magnetic meeting experience.

Why Meet Here?

Unapologetically confident, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C. provides the warm, personalized attention to create truly memorable meetings. With 5,500+ square feet of event space, expansive rooms bathed in natural light (including a stunning ballroom) and farm-to-table catering at Dirty Habit with executive chef Kyoo Eom, this boutique hotel knows how to make each and every event a roaring success.


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!


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. You'll also have the chance to tour multiple Kimptons in D.C.!

More to Come!

2018’s event features included an after-party fit for royalty, exclusive access to the Capital Wheel, signature spirits and bubbling cocktails, all sky high in a scenic venue!

We have so many exciting features and attractions in store for you in 2019! See you in D.C.!


Wednesday, June 26, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Reception
Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration & Welcome Breakfast
8:45 – 10:00 am Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address
10:15 – 11:30 am One-on-One Business Appointments
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning Refreshment Break
12 – 1:30 pm One-on-One Business Appointments Continue
1:30 – 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 – 3:00 pm Tour of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.
3:00 – 5 pm Networking 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 two power-house presenters speaking at Smart Meeting Mid-Atlantic, meeting planners will receive one Continuing Education Units (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 from Zerista 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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