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Join us at Hotel Essex for an afternoon of topical roundtable discussions with some of Chicago’s hottest venues and vendors! Don’t miss out on networking with industry leaders, fellow meeting and event planners, and industry partners.

Earn CMP CEU Credits at Planner Master Class


February 18, 2020


8:30am – 1pm


Hotel Essex
800 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Explore the All-New Hotel Essex


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Chicago Planner Master Class will feature roundtable discussions led by venues and vendors including event services, products, restaurants, attractions, special event venues, and more. Table topics will include some of the most top-of-mind trends, issues, and resources planners face today. We’ll cap off this high energy day with networking over light bites and drinks at Hotel Essex.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn about industry trends, tactics, and resources
  • Learn and connect with new venues and vendors
  • Network with fellow planners and industry professionals
  • Enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers
  • Experience the brand new Hotel Essex

Past Table Topics Have Included:

  • How to prioritize attendee experience on a budget
  • The benefit of gamification to support your events
  • Food and beverage trends
  • 5 cardinal rules to creating a VIP experience
  • The business benefits of offering a live experience at your meeting

Topics to be announced at a later date


Hotel Essex
800 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60605


Check-in begins at 8:00am at the All-New Hotel Essex Chicago, please try to arrive on time so that you get the most out of your attendance. Note: You must check-in and stay for the duration of the education to receive CEU credits for your CMP.

We will kick off this morning of education with a short presentation from Ateema Media & Marketing’s Founder and CEO, Tim O’Malley, and our a representative from our host, Hotel Essex.

At about 8:45am we will begin our first set of round table discussions, each rotation is about 15-18 minutes with transition time to move between stations. In the middle of the roundtable discussions, we will take a 10 minute break. Ateema will keeo track of time during the event and indicate when we rotate stations.

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Strengthen the relationships you made at Planner Master Class over lunch and refreshments, provided by Hotel Essex. This is a great time to make stronger connections to the people that you met throughout the day including sponsors, and fellow planners. You can choose to stay or leave for lunch and be on with the rest of your day.

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Sponsorship Availabilities

Lead a roundtable discussion and get face-to-face with 100+ meeting and event planners who can influence your business.

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Want to showcase your business at Planner Master Class?

Tell us a little more about you and your business and a member of our sales team will reach out to you directly to provide more information about Planner Master Class and other opportunities to connect with Meeting & Event Planners.

Is Planner Master Class right for you?

For Planners

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

Your registration is subject to review by Ateema Media & Marketing prior to attendance.

For Businesses

If you can say ‘yes’ to at least one of the following, you would qualify as a potential sponsor.

  • You sell your services, catering, venue, event assistance to meeting and event planners.
  • You are looking to grow your network of meeting and event planners to build your business

If you would like to learn more about how your business can get involved with Planner Master Class, please email


Registration Sponsor - Expopass
Supporting Sponsors - Garrett Popcorn Shop
Supporting Sponsors - Live Art International