2017 Press Releases

SAUSALITO, Calif., June 28, 2017 – Smart Meetings Founder Marin Bright Featured in USA Today

Marin Bright, founder, CEO and editorial director of Smart Meetings, the foremost media brand and No. 1 choice for meeting professionals, shared her insights on the travel industry with millions of readers June 26 as a featured columnist in Business Travel & Events, a special insert in USA Today’s print and online editions.

The article, titled “Your 4-Part Guide to Making Business Travel a Breeze,” covers tricks to relieve stress when traveling by planning ahead.

“Like Smart Meetings readers, I spend a lot of time on the road and over the years have learned that to be productive, I need to put the pieces in place in advance to be as efficient as possible,” said Bright. “Smart Meetings is all about building a community that shares ideas for creating better meetings. I am passionate about this industry and providing resources to make everyone more successful.”

Those interested in learning more from Bright and the meeting industry, can visit the website or apply for a free subscription offered to qualified professionals.

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

Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2017 Smart Stars Awards

Smart Meetings Announces Nichee Awards Win

Smart Meetings Announces Second Annual Smart Woman Summit

Smart Meetings Announces 2017 Smart Women in Meetings Award Winners

2016 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360

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.