Her sentiment was echoed by Barbara Arnold, senior manager of event planning for Ticketmaster, who said, “It was a top-shelf event!” And by Fabio Giordano, senior meeting planner for Kaiser Permanente, who stated simply, “It was a creative program that allowed us to maximize our networking opportunities in an industry where there is never enough time.” Staying with our innovative one-day format that includes a reception, a specialized set of 14 appointments and a dinner, the Montage Beverly Hills served as the perfect venue for our second Smart Mart. Attendees—45 meeting planners and 45 hotel and destination representatives—started the afternoon by playing a professional version of speed dating with mini-meetings at 10 minutes each, pictured above.
(the same company that had been serenading us all afternoon).
As the music played, the Smart Meetings team looked around and stood proud of yet another successful event—our biggest to date, with nearly 100 attendees in total.
The inflation process is an excellent photo opportunity.
Bring a camera or have your phone handy for your hot air balloon adventure!
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