2014 Smart Meetings Event Schedule Announced

First Smart Meeting to be held in Palm Springs February 9-11


Sausalito, Calif. (January 13, 2014) —Smart Meetings magazine, the meetings industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals, today announced the launch of its annual series of one- and three-day Smart Meeting events. The programs include preset one-on-one appointments with premier hotels and destinations, educational sessions and inspiring educational speakers, along with ideas for future events, festive meals and networking opportunities.

The first event will be held Feb. 9-11 at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. It will feature speaker Laura Schwartz, author and former White House planner, and a top-notch mix of hotels and resorts along with many qualified meeting professionals from across the U.S.

“Our original one-on-one Smart Meetings continue to draw leading meeting professionals to discover premier properties and destinations in North America and abroad. They’re also a forum for innovation and ideas shared by leading industry speakers and between attendees, as well as where deals are made for future events,” said Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings. “Our events remain popular among attendees and hotel and destination providers because the program delivers on its promise to make a real impact on business and future relationships.”

Scheduled events in 2014 include:

February 9–11 — Palm Springs, The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

March 13 — Charlotte, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

April 17 — Seattle, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

May 28 — San Francisco, Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square

June 19 — Minneapolis, Hyatt Regency

July 24 — Washington DC, Park Hyatt Washington

September 7–9 — Scottsdale, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

November 20 — San Diego, The Grand Del Mar

December — Dallas

All events are one-day unless otherwise noted.

For more information, visit smartmeetings.com/smart-events or call 415.339.9355

Smart Meetings magazine is published monthly in print and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts www.smartmeetings.com, an award-winning interactive website, Smart Site Selector for RFP submissions, and produces Smart Meeting events, connecting meeting professionals with premier hotel and destination representatives. 415-339-9355.​