SAUSALITO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Meetings magazine, the meetings industry's premier resource for meeting professionals, today announced the launch of its annual series of One-Day and Three-Day Smart Events. The programs include preset one-on-one appointments with premier hotels and destinations, educational sessions and inspiring speakers, along with festive meals and entertainment during networking opportunities.
The first event will be held at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square on Jan. 30, 2013. It will feature speaker Roger Rickard and a top-notch mix of hotels and resorts along with some of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading meeting producers.
"Our events are like our magazine come to life. They're packed full of ideas to share and use at future events. Deals are signed for upcoming meetings and relationships are built that last for years to come," said Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings. "We connect industry leaders, innovators and hotel and destination providers and provide services that make a real difference for planners and attendees."
Scheduled events in 2013 include:
February 28 —Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center
March 21 — Seattle, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
April 28-30 — Carlsbad, Calif., Park Hyatt Aviara (3-day event)
May 22 — Chicago, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
June 27 — New York City, Eventi Hotel
August 15 — Philadelphia, Four Seasons Hotel
September 22-24 — Palm Beach, Fla., PGA National Resort & Spa (3-day event)
October 30 — Los Angeles, Montage Beverly Hills
November 17-19 — Ojai, Calif., Ojai Valley Inn and Spa (3-day event)
December 5 — Dallas, The Joule Dallas
All events are one-day unless otherwise noted.
For more information, visit smartmeetings.com/smart-events or call 415.339.9355
Smart Meetings 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, and produces Smart Events, live events connecting meeting planners with hoteliers and destination representatives.
Contact: Christine Loomis, Editor
SOURCE Smart Meetings