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Planner Master Class

At Ateema, we love to connect professional meeting and event planners with top vendors and venues for a high energy session of networking, education and fun. In short, these events are built to help you become a better planner!

  • Meet a variety of vendors and venues
  • Interact with other meeting and event planners
  • Share ideas with other professionals
  • Discuss hot industry topics and trends
  • Experience a new venue
  • Earn CMP credits


Upcoming Events

Chicago Planner Master Class | Live at Teatro ZinZanni
November 30, 2021
Coming Soon
Chicago Planner Master Class - December 2021
December 1, 2021
Coming Soon

What Our Planner Attendees Have to Say

In the past, we had tried digital ads and print marketing, but the ROI we received from your events was 400% more effective— It has been brick building results for us as a company.
Dayna Malow, CEO, Live Art International
I liked the roundtable format to move around the room and meet/network while doing so.
- Kris Mayo, Conference and Events Manager, Association for Corporate Growth
I enjoyed the format of the event. I felt like everyone could contribute to the conversation equally and I was able to take something away from every session whether it was from the sponsor or from my peers.
- Danielle Broadwater, Associate Director, Special Events, The University of Chicago
I love the Master Class and keep coming back because being able to crowdsource event ideas from other planners is truly invaluable. Not only do I find great value in the peer-to-peer discussions, but also being able to meet & greet with vendors and venues is SUCH an added bonus.
- Kaitie Giamari, Senior Events Manager, FGS Events Inc
I loved Networking with fellow meeting planners and the exposure to unique vendors and venues I can work with for my events!
- Anita Martinez, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Learn. Network. Grow!

If you are looking to plan better meetings and events or simply trying to impress your boss for your next performance review, join us!
Benefits for Event Planners

  • Learn about cutting edge industry topics
  • Connect with various vendors and venues
  • Engage with other meeting and event planners
  • Learn new resources, industry hacks and shortcuts
  • Check out a new venue
  • Earn CMP credits

Register to attend a Planner Master Class!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can say ‘yes’ to at least one of the following, you are qualified to attend:

  • You hold the title of meeting or event planner or the like,
  • Your role requires you to plan or assist with at least three events per year,
  • You have an annual event budget of $15,000 or more.

Yes! You can earn CMP credits through most Planner Master Class events. Check the actual event page for details.

Each Planner Master Class features a unique set of round table discussions. Each topic is chosen to drive discussion around current trends in the meeting and event industry. Some topics will also be crafted to create discussion around the skills needed to become a better planner.

Yes, you will, the majority of your time spent at a Planner Master Class is spent learning from your peers on industry topics and trends. You will leave the event having new ideas to incorporate into your own events, an expanded network of fellow planners, and learn about some new businesses you can partner with on your events.

The Planner Master Class was created by planners for planners, so we designed the format of this event with that in mind. The event was made to make it easy for you to meet planners too, our ratio of planners to vendors has been no less than 6 planners to 1 vendor – the opposite of most planner events.

We have had all kinds of businesses participate in a Planner Master Class. Each Planner Master Class is a little different, given the mix of businesses that participate. Types of businesses that have participated include new and established venues, catering companies, bars and restaurants, transportation, A/V, entertainment, branded gifts & printing, attractions, and more.

No, not unless you are a sponsor or plan to attend one with someone from our sales team to see it. Just fill out this form, and someone from our sales team will reach out to schedule a meeting and walk you through your options.

Our Annual Partners


Looking to continue learning about the meetings and events industry to get better? Visit our blog for meetings and events industry trends, topics, resources and venue and vendor insights plus insightful content created with the input of you and your classmates at Planner Master Classes.

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