Category Archives: Events

A Golden Opportunity for the Industry

Global Meetings Industry Day has blossomed in the past 22 years from a regional event in Canada to a vast worldwide celebration. The number of participants and programs offered by GMID keeps growing every year, but the event has only begun to tap its potential impact.

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How to Orchestrate a Spring Fling

For the following behind-the-scenes look at planning Vernal Equinox, a signature annual event at Bently Reserve (former Old Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Smart Meetings talked to Claire O’Neill, account executive for experience design, based in Entire Productions’ London office.

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Get Ready for IMEX America

You just unpacked your suitcase full of swag from IMEX Frankfurt last month, and the world’s largest matching organization for event professionals is already teasing you with glimpses of the creative connections that will await you Oct. 16–18 at IMEX America in Las Vegas.

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Dow Honored as MPI Industry Leader

Roger Dow, president and CEO of U.S. Travel Association, winner of the 2018 MPI Industry Leader Award and global salesman for an industry that brings people together and employs thousands, was honored at the annual President’s Dinner at Meeting Professionals International’s WEC event in Indianapolis.

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Lessons from Day 2 of MPI WEC

The first full day of Meeting Planners International inspired attendees by striking up the literal band to usher in speakers, rolling out food trucks to maximize F&B options, and picking up puppies to warm hearts and hands of the 2,200 attendees at World Education Conference 2018.

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Live Updates from WEC18

The Smart Meetings team is out in full force in Indianapolis for Meeting Professionals International (MPI)’s World Education Congress 2018. Here’s our live coverage of the conference.

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Day 1

Lessons from Day One of MPI WEC 18

Meeting Planners International has pledged to try new things on your behalf, and the annual World Education Conference in Indianapolis this week embraced that mission. MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer put it this way: “We are taking chances members can take back to their practices.”  

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The Phoenician

3 Intriguing Takeaways from Smart Meeting West National

Business getting done is always front and center at a Smart Meeting, and that was certainly true at the just-concluded Smart Meeting West National. It was held May 23-25 at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The resort was eager to show off a top-to-bottom transformation.

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