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2016 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners

SAUSALITO, Calif., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is excited to announce the winners of its 2016 Smart Stars Awards contest. The prestigious awards platform, now in its fifth year, celebrates the most popular properties, hotels, resorts, cruise lines and convention and conference centers across North America.

Ranked against thousands of beautiful properties, these exceptional venues have been hand selected as the best in their distinguished categories. Meeting professionals nominate and then vote to select winners in 25 inspiring categories. The Smart Stars Awards have come to serve as an essential resource for meeting planners who look to their peers to recommend leading venues and destinations to hold meetings and events.

Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines, hosts world-class networking events, provides thought-leading and interactive webinars, offers a complimentary site-selection service and offers a myriad of digital resources.

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2015 Press Releases

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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,” hotel-industry.co.uk, 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,” forbes.com, Oct. 27, 2011.

–”Smart Meetings Convenes 25% Growth,” minonline.com, Jan. 12, 2009.