About Us

About Our Meeting Professional Magazine

Bright Business Media, LLC’s mission is to provide the tools meeting professionals need to make their job easier. Our meeting publication is designed to be useful, easy to read, educational and fun. We provide an expert industry perspective and give meeting planners the information they need to be more effective.

Each month, Smart Meetings magazine is published to set the standard for the meetings industry. Our articles feature the latest in industry trends, corporate event planning, emerging technology, personality profiles, and updates on the best venues and destinations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and many major international destinations. Smart Meetings is committed to providing meeting professionals with useful information in an easy-to-access, attractive and engaging format.

We also created the original one-on-one-appointment meetings with Smart Events, held monthly across North America. These exclusive one- and three-day events gather meeting professionals and suppliers together in a casual, intimate atmosphere where attendees are given numerous opportunities to network, learn and book business.

Smart Site Selector, a lead generator for meeting venues and RFP tool for meeting professionals, matches Smart Meetings hands-on planning experts with meeting professionals seeking premier hotels, resorts, destinations, special event venues and related services.

Marin Bright, CEO and founder of Bright Business Media, LLC, is a meetings industry leader with more than 20 years’ experience. Using her vast publishing experience and extensive first-hand insight, Smart Meetings was launched in 2002 to be the ultimate resource, providing meeting professionals—not only with what they want in a magazine—but also with what they truly need to perform more efficiently.