Smart Meeting

Southern California

February 28, 2019

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

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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.


Jodi Low

Mindset of a Leader: Discovering the Secrets of Accomplished Business Leaders

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Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Surrounded by revitalized downtown streets and nestled among the City of Angels’ shopping, dining and entertainment hub, Sheraton Grand Los Angeles welcomes meeting planners with a luxury experience from beginning to end. A stone’s throw from the Staples Center, Dodger Stadium and the Fashion District, this exquisite property is truly in the middle of it all.

Why Meet Here?

Boasting 35,000 square feet of sophisticated indoor and outdoor space, superb catering and dedicated event specialists, Sheraton Grand Los Angeles is the ultimate meeting locale. A meetings oasis in the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, the Sheraton offers 9 event rooms and 16 phenomenal maximum breakout rooms. These versatile spaces inspire creativity while offering meeting planners the modern amenities and technical connections they need for a job well done.

Special Features

Pre Party & Welcome Reception

Enjoy brews and bites as you mix and mingle with your fellow event attendees.

Tour the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Receive exclusive access to the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles with a complete site-inspection!

Welcome to the Sweet Shoppe

Choose from tons of your sweet, chewy and ooey-gooey faves at a custom candy bar compliments for Sugarwish! Choose from tons of your sweet, chewy and ooey-gooey faves at a custom candy bar compliments for Sugarwish! Then send yourself or a friend a treat after the event!

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!

Cool Foods with Kuli Kuli

Taste test the nutritious and delicious super food, moringa!

After Party

Hocus Pocus on the Floor

You’ll be instantly wowed by the crazy-cool tricks magician and entertainer, Rmax, has up his sleeves—literally!

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!

Custom Wine Blending

Sip and swirl your way through this revolutionary DIY wine blending experience. Plus, take home your own complimentary bottle!

Lipstick Reader

Find out what your lips are really saying with a fun and unique lipstick reading.


Pick your own organic toppings for the ultimate artisanal s’more!


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Reception
Thursday, February 28, 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 Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
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 Southern California, 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.