In 2019, The Smart Planner Show was born as the brain child of a group of investors, led by Steven Bonda, CMP. The Smart Planner Show had to be postponed in 2020 and will now enjoy its inaugural edition in 2021.
Steven is the Chief Experience Officer of Bonda Experiences LLC, a full-service conference management company based in Tallahassee, FL. He is affiliated with one of the largest conference management organizations in the world, ConferenceDirect. He has 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with 15 years of hands-on experience planning, coordinating and executing association and corporate meetings, conferences and events.
Steven is a proud member of FSAE and was a Cvent Plannie Awards Finalist for the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism in 2016. In 2012 ( when he was still under 40!) he was voted one of the “40 under 40 Meeting & Event Professionals to Watch”. He currently sits on ConferenceDirect’s Conference Management Advisory Board.
Steven has a Bachelors Degree in International Sales & Marketing from Enschede University in the Netherlands and an MBA from Western Carolina University in North Carolina. He became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2004.
Originally from the Netherlands, he proudly calls the Sunshine State home. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife Brittany, their fat cat, Patron, and the subject of Patron’s constant annoyance, a hyper labradoodle named Buttons.
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Steven Bonda, CMP
Bonda Experiences LLC