Meeting planner events are a big part of being successful. New and seasoned event planners alike need to stay at the forefront of industry trends -especially in quickly evolving fields like technology and experiential marketing.
A meeting planner event is time well spent as you will get valuable face-to-face interactions and key industry insights that you can then apply to your own business. Additionally these events are fun, exciting and provide excellent networking opportunities.
We present our top meeting planner events and conferences to keep you at the top of your game:
Experiential Marketing Summit 2017: May 3-5 Chicago, IL
EMS welcomes more than 1,500 from around the world to convene and share all things experiential marketing. Your teachers will come from some of the largest names in the world like Pepsi, Microsoft, Red Bull and Bacardi-just to name a few. They will be joined by design experts, strategy chiefs and best -selling authors.
EVENTTech 2016: November 14-16 Las Vegas, NV
EVENTTech welcomes 1,000 marketers to a conference and exposition on using social media and technology to optimize live experiences. Learn trends in social media, mobile apps, sharing content and designing shared experiences.
BizBash Live: The Expo July 13, 2016 Los Angeles, CA and other locations
BizBash likes to call this “summer school for event planners” and it is! Event and meeting planners are invited to gather to see the hottest trends in events and learn from industry leaders and game-changers. With an exciting line-up of exhibitors and speakers this event is not to be missed! The next event is in Los Angeles with Washington DC and New York City to soon follow.
MPI Experiential Event Series at SXSW: March 2017 Austin, TX
If you specialize in live mega-events, this conference is for you. Meeting Professionals International hosts this event which is designed to help planners with an interest in large-scale events, like a music festival. It is unique because it provides attendees with a live glimpse into the live production process of one of the most complex music festivals, SXSW.
Smart Meetings Events: Year Round, USA
From the clever folks who put out Smart Meetings magazine each month, these hosted events are for professional event planners to meet with suppliers. With locations across the country, they offer educational sessions and expert speakers. Plus, hotel and accommodations are free.
Techsytalk LIVE: June, New York, NY
Techsytalk is an event planner event hosted by event planners. There is a definite focus on technology and this crew makes it fun! Interactive, content-rich presentations will keep you on your technological toes and provide you practical information. Scholarships are available.
Offline Summit: June, Brooklyn, NY
Brought to you by Event Farm, the Offline Summit is dedicated to offline experiences. If you work at all in offline marketing, this one day event is for you!
ISES Live: August 11-13, 2016 Austin, TX
ISES Live is a mecca for creatives across the globe. Produced by the International Special Events Society the focus is to knowledge share amongst creative professionals in film, design, fashion, art and music with a goal of collaboration in live event experiences. ISES celebrates its fourth year and has become known for its creative content and knowledge sharing opportunities.
These are our favorite event planner meetings. There is a diversity of topics and depth of knowledge that would appeal to any event planner, so keep your skills sharp and plan to attend one, or two, or three.