Meet Kelly Gleeson Smith, a leader in the meetings and events space at Caesars Entertainment. She brings her decades of industry experience to the table for a conversation about the challenges facing meeting professionals as they work to contract with hotels in the post-pandemic business environment.
As Vice President of Sales, Meetings, and Events for Caesars Entertainment, Kelly Gleeson Smith leads the global sales strategy for meetings and events for the enterprise overseeing a team of more than 120 sales executives. Gleeson Smith has more than 20 years of sales experience and has been with Caesars Entertainment since 2017. Gleeson Smith is actively involved with the American Society of Association Executives and was recently named to the Industry Partner Alliance board.
Sue edits MeetingsNet interactive magazine tablet app, and oversees the annual CMI 25 project. She began her career in the meetings industry in 1984 with positions at Business Travel News and Successful Meetings, and has authored a Frommer's guidebook on New England Beaches.
Caesars Entertainment is home to more than 20 nationwide destinations and more than 50 first-class properties with 60,000 luxurious guest rooms and more than 2 million sq. ft. of meeting space. Never content to rest on its laurels, Caesars Entertainment is constantly elevating its offerings with new conference spaces, celebrity restaurants, exclusive experiences, and more. In addition to its first-class offerings, Caesars Entertainment has streamlined the booking process with its "One Contact, One Contract" policy allowing planners to create highly personalized, cross-property events while working with a single salesperson and a single contract.