2017 Press Releases

SAUSALITO, Calif., April 6, 2017 – Smart Meetings Announces Nichee Awards Win

Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce it is the winner of the 2017 Nichee Awards Best Niche Website. The Nichee Awards have come to serve as a celebrated media benchmark and an effective tool for an array of niche media brands. This year, the Nichee Awards recognized user-friendly, multiplatform websites that deliver high-quality niche content, multimedia and resources that truly engage.

Designed specifically to be user-friendly and easy to follow, is a multiplatform website that serves as a one-stop shop for today’s busy meeting planners. Innovative to its core, the Smart Meetings website offers myriad digital solutions and resources, including hundreds of industry-leading news articles, video, a complete CEU-accredited webinar series, comprehensive tradeshow coverage and our complimentary site-selection service, Smart Meetings 360. integrates meeting industry news, relevant interviews, and information on travel, technology and business trends with innovative ideas and inspiration for event sponsors, features, attractions and entertainment. Meeting planners rely on this vibrant blend of content, all presented in a stylish and sophisticated format.

In addition to the dynamic, award-winning resources available on our website, other digital opportunities include a first-in-its-class complimentary site-selecting tool, Smart Meetings 360. This one-of-a-kind site-selection service grants busy meeting planners personalized RFP sourcing to streamline their booking processes and maximize their workdays. Smart Meetings’ digital solutions also include an extensive, interactive webinar series presented by in-demand industry experts. Through these thought-leading sessions, meeting planners earn valuable CEUs live or on demand. Viewers also learn about topics that make their jobs easier, including hot meeting and hospitality trends, marketing strategies, improving event attendance, technology tips and tools, contracts and negotiations, and so much more.

Smart Meetings’ newest video resource, Smart Meetings TV, offers our rapidly growing audience a comprehensive look at the latest industry trends in an educational and entertaining format. Meeting planners stay connected and receive full coverage of top trade shows, instant access to critical planning tools and valuable CEUs. Our world-class hotel partners promote their properties through true-to-life video footage, earn a higher search ranking, connect emotionally with their viewers and receive full rights to their videos.

“I am so excited and honored to have our website recognized by this incredible awards platform. My team and I are dedicated to providing meeting planners with a complete and innovative breadth of digital solutions and continue to strive for creative, high-quality opportunities to help them reach and exceed their goals,” said Marin Bright, Smart Meetings founder and CEO.

About Smart Meetings:
Smart Meetings is the leading media company and the most trusted resource for meeting professionals. Providing best-in-class service, Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines, hosts world-class hosted-buyer networking events, provides CEU-accredited webinars, offers a complimentary site-selection service and offers myriad digital resources.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Harrington

2017 Press Releases

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2016 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Announces Inaugural Smart Woman Summit

Smart Meetings Hires Vivian Shaw as Director of Global Sourcing

Smart Meetings Hires John DeCesare as Vice President/Group Publisher

2015 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2015 Smart Stars Award Winners

Marin Bright Selected as Honoree in 2015 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

Get Smarter: Introducing the NEW

2014 Press Releases

Smart Meetings TV Special Features the Winners of the 2014 Smart Stars Awards

2014 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen

Marin Bright Selected as an Honoree in 2014 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

Smart Meetings Announces 2014 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Partners with eSpeakers

Smart Meetings 2014 Events Scheduled

Smart Meetings elsewhere on the Web:
– Hundreds of media outlets and journalists viewed the winner’s release and clips from the TV special “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2013.” Major media outlets such as Yahoo, Boston Globe and The Street, along many local television stations and business journals relayed the news across the web.
– “Wyndham Offers Meeting Planners Chance at One Million Rewards Points,”, July 7, 2012.
– Meeting planners visit to hear Hawaii’s pitch,” Honolulu Star Advertiser, March 21, 2012.
– “Hawaii woos meeting planners with Smart Meetings event,” Pacific Business News, March 16, 2012.
– “‘Smart Event’ to Sell Hawaii Meetings and Incentives, March 18
– 20,” Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, March 16, 2012.
– “Make it Work : The Zen of Event Planning,”, Oct. 27, 2011.
– “Smart Meetings Convenes 25% Growth,”, Jan. 12, 2009.