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Q&A with Chris Meyer of Las Vegas CVAMeeting PlanningQ&As

Chris Meyer, vice president of global business sales for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Hometown: Parents were in the U.S. Navy, so bounced around a lot Education: University of Nevada, Las Vegas business degree (met his wife, a planner, there) Career: 17 years with LVCVA; previously director of sales and marketing at The Venetian…

How to Live and Breathe in Real TimeCareerTips & Tools

These 5 tips can help to balance your life In your quest to keep pace with all that’s involved in planning a meeting, do you find yourself frequently preoccupied? It seems as if everyone is in overdrive today. We don’t enjoy the morning because we’re always in a rush, concerned about getting to work on…

Hyatt Regency Shaumburg

New & Renovated: Big-City StyleHotels & ResortsNews

Reimagined spaces in some of our favorite places Hyatt Regency Shaumburg, Chicago A $15 million renovation left the sleek, marbled space with a floating cube positioned in the middle of the atrium ceiling, anchored by a large communal table for drinks, bites and conversation. The modern vibe is echoed in Mahogany Ballroom, where 12 new…

Heighten Success with New Skills

Smart Meeting Northeast presentations are geared to self-awareness Boosting customer service and deciphering body language will be the topics of keynote addresses at Smart Meeting Northeast, slated for Aug. 10 at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Both keynotes will open new avenues for attendees to be more impactful through greater self-awareness. Dennis Snow…

7 Gift Ideas You’ll Want For YourselfMeeting PlanningStyle

Win a FREE Sriracha To-Go Bottle Keychain! In 140 characters or less, share what dish you put Sriracha on (photos are encouraged) with #SmartMeetingsStyle or email us by Tuesday, September 5. Give Your Wrist a Rest This bright accessory offers a little extra comfort to endure the long workday. The handmade product is filled with…

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Smart Space: St. Louis Union Station HotelDestinations

Meet Me in St. Louis! Judy Garland, star of the classic 1944 musical, might feel more like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the sight of this mind-blowing 3-D light show—swooping birds, submarining beasties and much more, set to music and narrated by actor John Goodman. It’s projected nightly on the 65-foot-high Grand Hall…

What is your why?

Smart Leaders: Help Your Team Get to WhyBusinessCareer

Our job as event planners is not to book hotels, pick out menus and manage logistics. What we really do is inspire people to grow, connect and learn. We just happen to work with hotels, caterers, speakers and suppliers to create the conditions that bring people together for a common cause. SMART MEETINGS’ CORE VALUES…

Hotels Address Higher Labor CostsHotels & ResortsNews

Determining what is fair to all parties isn’t an easy task Meeting planners are not the only ones who worry about the rising costs of their events. Hoteliers are contending with factors that have pushed up their labor expenses over the past few years, which has resulted in lower profit margins for them, higher prices…