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The Meeting Planners’ Guide to Entering New TerritoryPlannerTips & Tools

 Meeting planners are master jugglers. Each event is a balancing act that requires exceptional amounts of research, organization and communication. This can be difficult in your own backyard, where it is easy to swing by and look at the space. Now imagine taking the show to an utterly unfamiliar city.

Crisis Averted: CSMs Act QuicklyPlannerTips & Tools

We recently asked a longtime event manager at a large meetings-focused property to share stories about events she serviced that presented on-the-spot complications, requiring her to draw upon their full range of expertise to make things work and avoid crisis.

Bright Perspective: Welcome to 2018Meeting Planning

We have completely reimagined Smart Meetings magazine as an idea book designed to deliver on our mission of Inspiring Brilliant Experiences. You will find a refreshed look engineered to simplify gleaning expert tips about where to bring your groups and what to do to make the most of your meeting time.

Answer this Survey to Win a 3-Night Deluxe Oceanview Stay

Excellent service, breath-taking oceanfront meeting spaces and unparalleled hospitality are a few of the reasons why planners and vacationers love Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. Nestled in Wailea’s coveted golden sand beaches this destination is sure to turn moments to memories. Discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, nestled on the golden sands of Wailea’s…

Contract an Event, Receive a $250 Virgin Air Voucher

The Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF is an exciting meeting and event destination, centered in UCSF’s new 43-acre life sciences campus for teaching and research.The Mission Bay Conference Center has partnered with the UCSF sustainability program to enhance our greening initiatives. Learn more about our Living Green assessment and 2 year Living Green Certification. Ask…

Triple the Starpoints Rewards at Sheraton Dallas

With over 230,000 square feet of ballrooms, boardrooms and entertainment suites, the hotel offers the largest meeting venues in Dallas. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a large conference, enjoy state-of-the-art equipment and the flexible spaces to create the perfect experience with ease.

Fill Out This Survey for a Chance to Win a 2-Night Stay

Tacoma, WA is 18 miles south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and located on the waterfront of the Puget Sound with breathtaking views of Mount Rainier.  This walkable city has a lively downtown, several world-class museums, and more than 70 restaurants within a few blocks of the convention center.  Meeting planners choose Tacoma to create…