Smart Meeting Southern California

Renaissance Newport Beach • Newport Beach, CA

Thursday • February 22

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

Steve Ford

Getting to the Top with Character: A Look Inside the White House

Steve’s unique perspective on life as the president’s son encompasses a wide range of fascinating subjects including being paired with ten secret service agents as his constant companions. A popular motivational and business speaker, Steve shares the tools of his success inside and outside of Washington D.C. with a focus on leadership, the value of a strong family unit, living with character and juggling priorities. His presentations have garnered the reputation of entertaining, enlightening, insightful and truly inspirational.

Libby Gill

The Hope Driven Leader: Leading Through Chaos, Challenge & Change

How do you keep emerging and established leaders energized and enthusiastic as they tackle massive change? How do your leaders help their team members cope with ambiguity? Libby says, “Give them the greatest gift of all: hope.” Learn to infuse your team with vision and vitality by sharing the science-based benefits of the Hope Theory and discover why high-hope people set and achieve more goals.

Renaissance Newport Beach

The Renaissance Newport Beach, formerly the Duke Hotel, exudes a bohemian, coastal-chic vibe. From its unapologetically grand lobby to its 444 fabulously-appointed guest rooms and the 22,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor function space, guests will indulge in the allure that is the Renaissance Newport Beach. Meeting space at the Renaissance includes two large ballrooms, two board rooms and nine meeting rooms—all affixed with world-class care, attention and style.


Fabulous Fashion After-Party

Strut your stuff with a high-fashion after-party and swag from one of your favorite name-brand retailers!

Signature Spirits

Sip and swirl with a divine wine tasting from the Wine Militia & tempt your taste buds with signature cocktails from Frisco!

Fashion & Flower Crowns

Strike a pose for your professional sketch portrait, make your own flower crown and get your lipstick read!

Brow & Beauty Consult

Get your custom brow & beauty consult with a professional brow tech & cosmetic expert for a quick touch up!


Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Thursday, Feb. 22, 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 Southern 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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