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Smart Stars 2015
May21
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Reach for the Stars! The 2015 Smart Star Awards

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We are thrilled to present the winners of this year’s Smart Stars Awards, which celebrate the premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America. This is the third year of the Smart Stars contest. Nominated and voted on by you—our Smart Meetings readers—the awards have become an […]

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May21
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San Francisco Convention Center Expansion Underway

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Moscone Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, is undergoing a $500 million expansion that will create more than 500,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space for exhibitions and meetings. Expected to be complete in 2018, the North and South buildings will combine to offer a new 50,000-square-foot, column-free ballroom, 108,000 sq. ft. […]

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May18

Tourism Victoria Kicks Off a Clever Promotion

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When launching its new campaign, Beyond Words, Tourism Victoria decided to kick it up a notch. The CVB partnered with Baggins Shoes, a local company in Victoria, Canada, that customizes Converse sneakers. Guests attending their recent San Francisco party were sent a link in advance, inviting them to create their own unique pair of Canadian […]

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Apr20
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National Parks are Naturally Inspiring

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Smart Meetings would like to salute our outdoor treasures to commemorate National Park Week, which is taking place April 18-26 and coincides with Earth Day on April 22.

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Apr07
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Top Reasons Planners Choose Cincinnati USA

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There are many great things about Cincinnati USA as a destination and host city to entice meeting planners and attendees, but consistently we hear the top deciding factors are our compact convention footprint, easy accessibility, VIP service and exciting entertainment options. Cincinnati USA has always been a city with a rich heritage of cultural arts, […]

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Dec19
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Bobsled Time!

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Screencapture from the Jamaica Tourist Board’s video for “The Bobsled Song”   “Feel the rhythm!  Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time!” These were the empowering words shouted by the Jamaican bobsled team just before their ill-fated run near the finale of the ’90s classic Cool Runnings. Looking to capture some of the […]

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Dec05
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Sydney Convention Centre opens new complex in 2016

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The new $1-billion International Convention Centre Sydney is set to open in December 2016 and is being positioned as a premier MICE venue, not just for Australia, but for the entire Asia Pacific region. The new complex, which replaces a more modest structure that closed at the end of 2013 after 25 years of operation, […]

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Dec01
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Portland’s Art Scene Alive and Well at the Oregon Convention Center

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Got art? Portland, Oregon, sure does. Over Thanksgiving weekend, I visited family in Portland and carved out some time to explore museums, street food vendors, hip urban wineries and the Oregon Convention Center (OCC). I knew all about OCC’s notoriety as LEED Platinum-certified, but had no idea that there were so many pieces of artwork […]

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