Smart Meeting


March 14, 2019

Hotel Interurban, Seattle

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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.


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Hotel Interurban

The versatile meeting and event spaces at Hotel Interurban merge functionality with undeniable distinction. Ideas and conversation are sparked by the breathtaking view of Mount Rainier, (and consequently Hotel Interurban is the only property in the area that grants you that scenery.) This exceptional property boasts a cool, urban vibe perfect for your next meeting.

Why Meet Here?

Situated near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, this unique, contemporary property offers 185 guest rooms and 15,000+ square feet of phenomenal Seattle meeting space: each breakout room providing the technology meeting planners need to foster efficient, powerful events of any size. A uniquely Seattle meeting experience in a class all its own—discover the Emerald City like in a whole new way.


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. More details coming soon!

Meet Hazel the Robot

Hazel delivers items to guestrooms, assists with room service, and is a regular presence at Hotel Interurban. Be sure to say hello when you see her zooming around!

Tech Bar

Techies unite! Meet us at the tech bar for a chance to view, sample and play with the latest and greatest in technology!


Magic is in the Air

Prepare to be amazing with Nash Fung’s stunning and jaw-dropping magic!

Mystic Mimi Palm Reading

Get your palm read at this light-hearted, fun approach to psychic interpretation!

Sub-Zero Ice Cream

Go sub-zero at this unique and blog-worthy ice cream social!

Live Jazz Music

Sway to the beat of cool, jazz beats while you mix and mingle.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Reception
Thursday, March 14, 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 Hotel Interurban
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 a power-house presenter speaking at Smart Meeting Northwest, meeting planners will receive one Continuing Education Unit (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 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.