Category Archives: Events

It was nice to be finalists in nine categories—by far the most in Smart Meetings’ history—at the Western Publishers Association’s 2016 Maggie Awards, but it’s even nicer to win.

Sharing Our Triumphs at the 2016 Maggie Awards

It was nice to be finalists in nine categories—by far the most in Smart Meetings’ history—at the Western Publishers Association’s 2016 Maggie Awards, but it’s even nicer to win. We captured honors for Best eNewsletter and a few minutes later, won for Best Trade publication (our October 2015 issue). I made sure to take a selfie…

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IACC Stands for Quality

Rebranding calls attention to association’s broader membership Just as KFC no longer stands for Kentucky Fried Chicken and AT&T no longer stands for American Telephone & Telegraph, IACC no longer stands for International Association of Conference Centers. As part of a major rebranding and repositioning, IACC has a new tagline: “Exceptional Meetings. Powerful Connections.” In…

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Tis the Season for Meeting Industry Trade Shows

Memorial Weekend is upon us, which means the major meeting industry trade shows are just around the corner. IBTM America will convene in one of the hottest meeting cities on the planet June 15−17, when Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville hosts Reed Travel Exhibitions’ U.S. business travel event. The resort boasts 600,000 sq. ft. of…

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Kick Off Your Summer with Smart Woman Summit

Does your work or personal life need a jolt of outside-the-box thinking and decadence? Do you have everything you’ve ever wanted, but find happiness is still fleeting? What does your body language say about your happiness? Maybe you need a vacation or a pep talk or possibly some serious me-time. The first annual Smart Woman…

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Rave Reviews for Orlando World Center Marriott

In my 10 years as a keynote speaker, I’ve spoken at hundreds of conferences and stayed in hundreds of hotels. As with anything any of us have done hundreds of times, many of those hotel experiences have been acceptably forgettable, neither so incredible or so awful that they merit a special place in my memory. I just walked…

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Luxury Travel

Report Finds Luxury Travel Outpaces Rest of Travel Industry

Global consumers are increasingly spending their disposable income on experiences rather than material goods. Their desire for these life experiences is spurring a growth in luxury travel that is outpacing the rest of the travel industry, according a new report commissioned by global travel technology company, Amadeus. “Luxury means different things to different people and this…

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Smart Meeting Northeast: Unchartered Waters

Smart Meeting events are designed to connect planners with suppliers in one convenient, efficient setting for maximum ROI. Besides networking, we typically have speakers, awesome F&B and experiences reflective of the destinations where we’re holding our events. For example, our event on May 10 in New York City was staged on a Hornblower Cruises & Events yacht…

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Women in Meetings Rising Up

Women in meetings are rising up in a big way, and Smart Meetings is actively highlighting and supporting the amazing achievements of these exceptional ladies. As a woman-owned company, Smart Meetings has long been at the forefront…

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