SMMConference 2023

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 27-29, 2023
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Small Market Meetings Conference 2023

 

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

 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa : September 27-29, 2023

SMMC 2023 OFFICIAL HOTEL:
DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, PH: 319-731-4444

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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 Summit 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

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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 the Fort Worth CVB & DFW Marriott Hotel & Golf with surprises in store for our guests.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

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 Sightseeing 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 29, 2023

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 2024 Conference Host destination... TBA!!

3:00 PM : Shuttles Depart

FAQ HELP CENTER

 

Welcome to our Help Center. Whether it’s registration, travel, conference planning or something else – you’ll get answers here. Not finding what you're looking for? Just call 800-628-0993 or contact our team...

 

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Welcome to our Help Center. Whether it’s registration, travel, conference planning or something else – you’ll get answers here. Not finding what you're looking for? Just call 800-628-0993 or contact our team...

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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 1 — Request Email Link for Profile Details
September 7 — Last Link for Profiles live and Completed
September 8 — Appointment Selection Begins
September 15 — 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

Hilton Cedar Rapids, PH: 319-731-4444
350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Meeting Planner — Room and tax included in registration fee for September 27 & 28 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.

Travel Industry — Hotel room reservations, taxes and incidental charges are your responsibility. In order to secure the Industry Rate of $179 per night contact the Conference Hotel ASAP and reference the Small Market Meetings Conference for your discounted rate. No Room Block Code is necessary.

CONFERENCE AIRPORT & SHUTTLES

CONFERENCE AIRPORT & SHUTTLES

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID)

Shuttle service provided complimentary by CEDARD RAPIDS CVB to Conference Hotel — September 27 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 29 departs at 300 PM. To ensure proper transportation, baggage check in and of course TSA, please make departing flights for after 4:30 PM.

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 27 and 28 are included.

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