SMMConference 2024

St. George, Utah, September 25-27, 2024
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Small Market Meetings Conference 2024

 

When it comes to meeting destinations, think small for big results!!

 

St. George, Utah : September 25-27, 2024

SMMC 2024 OFFICIAL HOTEL:

Best Western Plus Abbey Inn – 1129 S Bluff Street, St George Utah 84790

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Conference Benefits

Meet New Meeting Planners.
Network with Your Peers.
Speakers with Cutting Edge Topics.
Sales Sessions for Your Destination Partners.

 

The Small Market Meetings is a gathering of destinations, hotels, conference centers and meeting planners looking for small to medium size conferences and everything in between. Meet in a relaxed setting with an evening reception, meals, educational seminars and marketplaces.

Marketplace sessions are 6 minutes long where Meeting Planners and Travel Industry delegates participate in one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities. Network with meeting planners and travel industry from around the country that can increase your knowledge and business.

Conference Schedule

St. George, Utah : September 25-27, 2024

Wednesday, September 25, 2024

1:00 PM : Conference Registration

Welcome to Small Market Meetings Conference, meet the staff that will take care of you for the next three days.

Keynote Address

A motivational kickoff that will give you great ideas for setting up your meeting.

6:30 PM : Sponsored Dinner & Entertainment

Today's Reception & Entertainment is hosted by Greater Zion and Wittwer Hospitality with surprises in store for our guests.

Thursday, September 26, 2024

8:00 AM : Sponsored Breakfast

Start your day with colleagues in an atmosphere designed to boost the thought process for a great day.

Education Seminars

Seminars about the current topics and challenges for Meeting Planners & Travel Industry relating to Conferences & Conventions.

10:00 AM : Marketplace I

Meeting planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities.

1:00 PM : Sponsored Lunch

This luncheon features entertainment and information from a new meeting destination.

2:00 PM : City Site Seeing Tours

Enjoy a tour of our host city—experiencing it like no other. Travel Industry joins with Meeting Planners for further time to solidify relationships.

6:00 PM : Sponsored Dinner

Friday, September 27, 2024

8:00 AM : Sponsored Breakfast

Start your day with colleagues in an atmosphere designed to boost the thought process for a great day.

Education Seminars

A topic that is always of great interest to meeting planners.

10:00 AM : Marketplace II

Meeting planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions.

1:30 PM : Closing Lunch

The Closing Luncheon is designed to review the information and contacts you have collected and discuss this NEW Meeting Market. This luncheon features entertainment from our 2025 Conference Host destination!!

3:00 PM : Shuttles Depart

Important note:  The start and ending times of the Conference Schedule are fixed times and travel plans may be made accordingly.  The above listing of individual events are subject to change. Official delegates will receive their final schedule 2 weeks prior to the Conference.  If there is a specific question regarding scheduling, please reach out to Ben at 800-628-0993 for assistance.

SCHEDULE REVISED: 06/23/2023

 

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IMPORTANT CONFERENCE TIMELINE

IMPORTANT CONFERENCE TIMELINE

NOW — Travel Industry Make Hotel Reservations.
NOW — Meeting Planners Make Hotel Reservations through SMMC Office.
September 2 — Request Email Link for Profile Details
September 6 — Last Link for Profiles live and Completed
September 9 — Appointment Selection Begins
September 13 — Appointment Selection Ends
September 15 — Travel Information to SMMC office
September 16 — Registration after this date can limit appointment opportunities. Call our TEAM MEMBER at 800-628-0993 for details how best serve last minute registrants.

CONFERENCE HOTEL

CONFERENCE HOTEL

OFFICIAL HOTEL:
Best Western Plus Abbey Inn, 1129 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84790 PH 855.652.1234

Overflow Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Sunriver, 1250 West Sunriver Parkway, St George UT 84790

CONFERENCE LOCATION:

Dixie Convention Center, St. George UT

Meeting Planner — Room and tax included in registration fee for September 25 & 26 ONLY. Incidentals are not included. A valid credit card and id will be requested upon check in. Reserve room nights thru the SMMC office ONLY, including pre or post nights to receive your meeting planner rate by contacting our Team at 800-628-0993. Call with any questions. Unless otherwise notified Hosted Meeting Planners rooms will be the Hilton Cedar Rapids.

Travel Industry — Hotel room reservations, taxes and incidental charges are your responsibility. In order to secure the Industry Rate $159 + per night contact the Conference Hotel ASAP and reference the Small Market Meetings Conference for your discounted rate.

Travel Industry:  To book with Best Western Abbey Inn CLICK BEST WESTERN

Travel Industry:  To book with Hampton Inn and Suites ;CLICK HAMPTON INN

CONFERENCE AIRPORT & SHUTTLES

CONFERENCE AIRPORT & SHUTTLES

St. George Regional Airport (SGU) — Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts on eligible flights into St. George, Utah for Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office. Please CLICK HERE to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 800-328-1111 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code: NM3KKPlease note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
Alternative Airport: Harry Ried International Airport Las Vegas (LAS)

Shuttle service provided complimentary by Greater Zion Tourism to Conference Hotel — September 25 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Travel time from Airport to Conference Hotel is approximately 15 minutes. Please allow time when planning air reservations for flight, baggage pickup and transit to the hotel.

Return shuttle service to the Airport — September 27 departs at 300 PM. To ensure proper transportation, baggage check in and of course TSA, please make departing flights for after 4:30 PM.

SHUTTLE PROMO CODE: For individuals needing their own transportation, a shuttle service to and from Las Vegas and  St. George — St. George Shuttle has graciously offered a 20% discount by using promo code — tourism.  This is valid on the following dates: 9/24/24, 9/25/24, 9/27/24 & 9/28/24. Please visit st.georgeshuttle.com

Alternative Transportation Services — All major rental car agencies service the Airport areas. Car ride sharing is also available however we recommend pre booking to ensure the best option and price. If you need help in choosing alternative transportation, please Contact our Team at 800-628-0993.

CONFERENCE MARKETPLACE

CONFERENCE MARKETPLACE

Meeting Planners and Travel Industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and appointment generated marketplace. Network with meeting planners and travel industry from around the country that can increase your knowledge and business.

For ease, the Meeting Planner is seated in a booth and the Travel Industry will move between appointments. Appointments will be at 6-minute intervals.

CONFERENCE INCLUDES

CONFERENCE INCLUDES

EVERYONE ENJOYS....
RECEPTION & ENTERTAINMENT — Start the Small Market Meetings Conference (SMMC) off with great food & entertainment from our HOST
MARKETPLACE SESSIONS — Business starts here. Delegates come together to begin or enhance business relationships.
DINING EVENTS — Meal functions bring together all guests of the Small Market Meetings Conference to meet new friends and develop relationships. ALL Conference delegates are welcome, there are no Meeting Planners only events at the SMMC.

TRAVEL INDUSTRY INCLUDES.....
MARKETING — Digital Delegate Registry to follow up with all attendees.

MEETING PLANNER INCLUDES.....
TRAVEL REBATE — Meeting planners completing Conference functions, including all Appointment Sessions, will be eligible for a transportation rebate. CALL OUR TEAM FOR DETAILS
HOTEL — Room and taxes for September 25 and 26 are included.

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Conference Details

Handouts, Swag & Merch

Handouts, Swag & Merch

The standard question for the travel industry:  What can I handout? The answer simple … and not so simple. For the Travel Industry and the Marketplace Floor: One 8 ½ x 11 printed sheet that the planner can place in their portfolio. For Sponsors with Booths in...

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. ~ Saying by Will Rogers and many others! There are three things to consider when dressing for success at the Conference.  Your Feet, your feet, your feet! The number one rule at the Conference is that it is...

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Legal Details

Legal Details

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS. Group Travel Family Conference is committed to providing all of our delegates with exceptional and vetted Conference experience. Space is limited and standards of conference appointment scheduling happens weeks prior to the Conference...

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New Delegate Orientation

New Delegate Orientation

We have all been there. The new person in the room. The first timer. The great thing about our Conference is the friendly, open welcome that all delegates give to one another. Travel Industry and Travel Planner alike all want the Group Travel Industry to succeed and...

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Guide to a Perfect Appointment

Guide to a Perfect Appointment

Bags are packed and you are ready to hit the road of discovery. At the Conference you will be meeting with the best of the best in the group travel industry.  After you have submitted your appointment request, we take all requests from all delegates and complete your...

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Profiles: An Important PreCon Prep

Profiles: An Important PreCon Prep

It seems like just another part of your check list for Conference attendance, but completing your Profile is much more than that. For the Travel Planner your profile gives important details about not only the demographics of your followers (group size, age, number of...

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Sponsorships

 

Small Market Meetings Conference is now taking limited sponsorship requests. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. What Industry Leaders are saying about Small Market Meetings Conference

“The land of hospitality is calling you! Breathtaking backdrops nearly everywhere you go, and unique venues allow you to design an unforgettable conference, meeting or event in Southern Utah. Zion National Park and other popular spots can work into your agenda before, during, and after your conference! Inspiration is in no short supply so you can meet greater, experience greater, and enjoy our destination greater! We’ll see you soon!” Jacqueline Grena- Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office

Sponsorships are available for all budget price points – and can be tailored to meet your needs.  Starting at $1,500 to $15,000! Reinforce your destination while at the conference by with stepping stones, branding marketplace with your logo, mobile ap ads and sponsorship and even do a full court press with marketplace booths or meal functions sponsorship including speaking time.

Sponsorships can extend beyond the Conference.  Engage the meeting planners with pre / post emails or social media posts.

 

Contact Jennifer 800-628-0993 today!

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