Event planners are already preparing to bring the best to 2022. Smart Meetings, Destinations International, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Foundation, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and more are hosting events around North America, where expert speakers and industry leaders are getting ready to talk pressing topics and create spaces for meeting and other industry professionals to make pivotal connections and hone their existing skills. Here are some of the biggest events to come in 2022.

Flashpoint: Sparking Haute Ideas

Haute, the marketing, sales and event services company in Cedar Park, Texas, is taking 80 professionals to Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas for a week-long event on a brand-new industry metric. Attendees will get to be the very first to hear the results from a study commissioned by Haute and conducted by the team at Alla Breve Educational Consulting, ROE, on the emotions we keep and how they might drive or deter business and business relationships. The results debut, bleisure and connection begin Jan. 12 and end on the 21.

Incentive Experiences

The first event of the new year, Smart Meetings’ Incentive Experience event in Playa del Carmen, Mexico is a 3-day excursion at the Hotel Xcaret Arte. From Jan. 20 to 22, join us for a warm stay and exciting activities in the Riviera Maya region, on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Regional 1-Day Experience – Southern CA

Smart Meetings is taking California’s business and event professionals south for a stay at The London West Hollywood on Feb. 23.

National 3-Day Experience

The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky is opening its meeting spaces for an early-week experience away. From March 13 to 15, we’re hosting at the 1800s waterfront hotel.

Business Events Industry Week

Destinations International has four events scheduled in succession from March 23 to 25 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Stick around in National Harbor, Maryland for a half-week of events on the East Coast. 

Convention Sales & Services Summit

On March 23, Destinations International invites industry professionals to hear more on leveraging community stakeholders, the uncertain current state of destinations, travel and meetings and some of the new roles meeting professionals have been finding themselves in as of late. Join March 23 for industry leader insights.

IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum

On March 24, women talk to women about business leadership, motivation, career strategy, how to succeed in one’s current position and more. IAEE’s event aims to not only build up, but support women.

PCMA Foundation’s Visionary Awards

On the evening of March 24, PCMA Foundation is hosting a black-tie awards show, reception and after party to recognize the most recent stars of the business events industry on the stage.

Destination Showcase

Destinations International wraps up their event week with a showcase to connect destination organizers and managers with business events strategists and management professionals. Friday, March 25’s event is a meeting place for top meeting planners.

Regional 1-Day Experience – Texas

On April 14, Smart Meetings will be in Arlington, Texas for a one-day event at the AT&T Stadium.

National 3-Day Experience

Start your week by joining Smart Meetings at Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami, Florida from May 1 through 3 in the fresh spring sunshine.

Regional 1-Day – Mid-Atlantic

The Hamilton Hotel Washington DC is having Smart Meetings over for an eventful day in the nation’s capital on June 16.

Regional 1-Day Experience – Northeast

We are planning a full day in the northeastern U.S. for this July. More information is to follow on our website’s events listing.

2022 Annual Convention

Innovators, industry leaders and leaders outside the industry are gathering at Destinations International’s three-day event from July 19 to 21 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Attendees will cover localized insights, collect advice from global industry experts and discuss other aspects of leadership in our current, virtually unprecedented business and meetings landscape.

Annual Smart Woman Summit Conference & Awards Gala

This year, our Smart Woman Summit is at the luxury hotel Grand Hyatt Nashville in Tennessee. Join us Aug. 26 to celebrate and connect with brilliant women throughout the industry.

National 3-Day Experience

The Sunday following our Annual Smart Woman Summit in Tennessee, Smart Meetings begins its half-week event, again at Grand Hyatt Nashville, from Aug. 28 to 30.

Regional 1-Day Experience – Northern CA

We are planning to spend a day in foggy Northern California this September. More information is to come on our website’s events listing.

Advocacy Summit

Destinations International is heading to Bloomington, Minnesota from Oct. 26 to 28 for a three-day event that focuses on how to be a community-conscious and human-centric company, organization, event and destination.

Regional 3-Day Experience

A seeming ages away, Smart Meetings has another three-day event for the month of November 2022 in the works. More information is to follow on our website’s events listing.

Check back on our Smart Events page for future updates and details to come on all Smart Meetings events.


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