The SUMMIT 2023

Galveston Texas, May 10-11, 2023
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Small Market Meetings SUMMIT 2023

 

‘Team’ Sell Your Destination. 1 to 1 Marketing. Pod Seating Sales Missions.

 

Galveston, Texas May 10-11, 2023

SMMS 2023 OFFICIAL HOTEL:
The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center
5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551, PH: 409-744-1500

 

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SUMMIT 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 sales missions. Twenty-five meeting planners are matched with twenty-five destinations with three representatives from their destination.

Sales sessions are twelve minutes long and are held in a pod of three representatives from each destination and one meeting planner. Longer sales sessions provide each of the three representatives from their city and overview of their destination and its offerings to the meeting planner. Relationships happen and business is booked.

SUMMIT Schedule

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

1:00 PM : Summit Registration

Welcome to Small Market Meetings Summit, Meet the Summit Staff that will take care of you.

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, May 11, 2023

8:00 AM : Sponsored Breakfast

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

8:45 AM : Education Seminars

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

10:00 AM : Marketplace Sales Missions

Meet with Meeting Planners & Destinations to begin or enhance your business relationship.

12:30 PM : Sponsored Lunch

Recharge your mind and body with a great lunch.

1:30 PM : Marketplace Sales Missions

Meet with Meeting Planners & Destinations to begin or enhance your business relationship.

4:30 PM : Summit Concludes

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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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...

 

Registered, Have Questions >

 

Inquiry Before Registering >

IMORTANT 2023 DATES

IMPORTANT 2023 DATES

NOW — Travel Industry Make Hotel Reservations.
NOW — Meeting Planners Make Hotel Reservations.
April 1 — Email Request Link Sent for Profile Details.
April 6 — Last Day Link for Profiles is Live to Complete.
April 6 — Send Travel Information to SUMMIT Office.
No selection process necessary for One on One Appointments for ALL delegates.

CONFERENCE HOTEL

CONFERENCE HOTEL

San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center, PH: 409-744-1500
5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551

Meeting Planner — Room and tax included in registration fee for May 10 ONLY. Incidentals are not included. A valid credit card and id will be requested upon check in. Reserve room nights thru the SUMMIT 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 $209 per night contact the Conference Hotel ASAP and reference the Small Market Meetings SUMMIT for your discounted rate. No Room Block Code is necessary.

AIRPORT & SHUTTLES

AIRPORT & SHUTTLES

William HOBBY Airport (HOU) Houston Texas

Shuttle Service provided complimentary by GALVESTON CVB to Conference Hotel — MAY 10 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Travel time from Airport to Conference Hotel is approximately 75 minutes. Please allow time when planning air reservations for flight, baggage pickup and transit to the hotel.

Return shuttle service to the Airport — MAY 11 departing at 5:00 PM. To ensure proper transportation, baggage check in and of course TSA, please make departing flights for after 8:00 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.

MARKETPLACE

MARKETPLACE

This is the Marketplace where Travel Industry guests showcase their destination to Meeting Planners. Each appointment is 12 minutes in duration. The Planner is seated at a booth, while the Travel Industry delegates move between them each session.

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

EVERYONE ENJOYS
RECEPTION & ENTERTAINMENT — Start the Small Market Meetings Summit (SMMS) off with great food & entertainment from our HOST
MARKETPLACE SESSIONS — Business starts here. Summit delegates come together to begin or enhance business relationships. You will meet with all delegates attending the SUMMIT in a 12 minute one on one appointment series.
DINING EVENTS — Meal functions bring together all guests of the Small Market Meetings Summit to meet new friends and develop relationships. ALL Summit guests are welcome, there are no Meeting Planners only events at the SMMS.

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

MEETING PLANNER INCLUDES
TRAVEL REBATE — Meeting planners completing SUMMIT functions including all Mission Appointments will be eligible for a transportation rebate. CALL OUR TEAM FOR DETAILS
HOTEL — Rooms for May 10 are included in your hosted delegate registration for appointment taking meeting planners.

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