Smart Meeting Northern California

Palace Hotel • San Francisco, CA

Thursday • January 25

Reasons to Attend

Seize valuable CEUs from thought-leading industry speakers

Execute up to 15 one-on-one highly targeted appointments with premier properties

Propel connections with your highest-caliber associates at exclusive VIP networking meet-ups

Win unforgettable prizes, overnight getaways and fabulous giveaways from top hotels

Thought-Leading Speakers—Coming Soon!

Check out 2017’s lineup to catch past powerhouse topics and presenters!

Bodine Balasco

The Power to Create: Discovering the Power of the Creative Process

Bodine rocked the house with his uber-entertaining and enlightening presentation on why planners need to stay on the cutting edge of creativity and innovation. Bodine revealed his proven method for generating ideas and creating efficient strategic action plans. Unveiling the most important principles of creativity and how you can implement these tactics in your day-to-day planning, planners were left craving more!

Kelly McDonald

Today’s New Demographics and How They Affect Your Planning

Kelly brought the house down discussing the industry’s changing expectations in a shifting social climate. Kelly enlightened planners on today’s dynamic demographics—teaching what each group values most and how you can apply that insight directly to your planning. Planners gained a profound understanding of how to conduct bookings more effectively and how to take planning to a new level!

Palace Hotel

Drenched in historic elegance, the Palace is steeped in original architecture and classically modern decor. With a symphony of features for your meetings convenience, the Palace offers 44,000 sq. ft. of function space, 23 meeting rooms, three elaborate ballrooms and multi-level connectivity. Ruthlessly classic with stunningly appointed details throughout, the Palace elicits an air of uncompromising magnificence, opulence and visual drama that cannot be ignored.


Garden Court Luncheon

Delight in an alfresco refreshment and luncheon featuring a locally sourced menu, city-chic cocktails and sparkling wines. Cheers!

More Features Coming Soon

2017’s bonus features included complimentary professional head shots to upgrade your LinkedIn profile and email signature, a free glam bag filled with the latest cosmetic brands, an expertly-applied Sephora cosmetic touch up and a fabulous after-party at the super-trendy SF Press Club!

Stay tuned for this year’s feature-packed lineup!


Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018


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 Northern California, 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 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.
Yes. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for both our meeting planners and our valued hotels and destinations. To ensure our suppliers receive their highest value and client satisfaction, we require meeting planners to attend the entire event in order to receive their airfare reimbursement.

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