Category Archives: People in the News

Category Archives: People in the News

Michael J. Lyons

Meetings Industry Veteran Pens New Book

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Even by multihyphenate standards, Michael J. Lyons is an overachiever. As the 40-plus-year meetings industry veteran and Smart Meetings TV host has pursued his passions, his career has expanded into acting, motivational speaking, singing, hosting, and meetings and events consulting. With the Feb. 24 release of his new book, Set Yourself Free: Daydream It…Believe It…Achieve…

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Category Archives: People in the News

Michael J. Lyons

Meetings Industry Veteran Pens New Book

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Editor’s note: We’re trying something new! We handpicked a few of our stories from the March issue and decided to give you a sneak peek. You can expect the entire issue online on March 1. Enjoy! Even by multihyphenate standards, Michael J. Lyons is an overachiever. As the 40-plus-year meetings industry veteran and Smart Meetings…

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Category Archives: People in the News

Category Archives: People in the News

Entrepreneur of the Year

Bill Marriott Named 2016 U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young

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John Willard “Bill” Marriott, Jr., executive chairman and chairman of the board of Marriott International has been chosen by leading international accounting firm Ernst & Young to receive the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the real estate, hospitality and construction category and the U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award. Marriott was selected for pursuing business…

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Category Archives: People in the News

Category Archives: People in the News

Bill Marriott: Setting the Beat

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All photographs courtesy of Marriott International Starwood Purchase is Big, but Just One Highlight of Bill Marriott’s Highly Influential Career Hometown: Washington, DC Occupation: Executive chairman and chairman of the board for Marriott International; served as CEO for 40 years Family: Wife, Donna; four children; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren Education: Bachelor of Science degree in…

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Category Archives: People in the News

Category Archives: People in the News

Smart Meetings Wins Big at 2016 Digital Nichee Awards

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We’ve done it again! Coming off of two wins for Best eNewsletter and Best Trade Publication (for our October 2015 issue) at the Western Publishers Association’s 2016 Maggie Awards in June, Smart Meetings has racked up two more trophies at the 2016 Digital Nichee Awards, which were announced during the Niche Digital Conference 2016, held…

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Ray Bloom, Chairman and Founder of IMEX Group

Q&A with Ray Bloom, Chairman and Founder of IMEX Group

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Ray Bloom and Carina Bauer Hometown: Brighton and Hove, England Career: Built European Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (EIBTM) and Incentive World before selling both to Reed Exhibitions in 1997 and 2000, respectively; served on Meeting Professionals International (MPI) board 1996−2002 and Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) board 1993−99; received Presidents Award…

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