Category Archives: Meeting Planning

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Are you Smarter than a Meeting Planner?

The official “Smart is Cool Day,” occurs every October 22. The holiday is pretty self-explanatory, but we wanted to embrace the day that epitomizes our philosophy. We think meeting planners are the smartest—and what’s cooler than intellect? So we’re challenging our readers to try and outwit a meeting planner’s killer-knowledge.

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6 Striking Bowling Alleys for Events

Bowling lanes serve as a great venue for a company holiday party or a night out on the town during a conference. At IMEX 2017 in Las Vegas, SITE Nite North America was held at Brooklyn Bowl on The Linq’s promenade. Many facilities have the capability to project your event’s or brand’s logo or messaging…

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7 Boo-tiful Gifts Perfect for Autumn

Win a FREE Homesick Candle! Send a picture or written response explaining what makes your home state special. Use the hashtag #SmartMtgsStyle or send an email to by Friday, Nov.10. Congratulations to Rose-Marie Guerra, CMP, our last Smart Style winner! Tiny Tools Are you prepared for the inevitable minimergency? This kit has you covered…

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Game Changers: Sporting Incentive Trips

Anyone who has attended a Super Bowl party or a pregame tailgate gathering knows that sporting events have a way of bringing people together. The game-day playbook involves frenzied anticipation, spirited debate, camaraderie and indulgent food and drink—plus the communal experience of watching a live event unfold, a relative novelty now that many consume recorded,…

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Inspired Itineraries: Fresh Ideas for Incentive Travel

The meeting planner’s unofficial code includes a pledge to mold every event into a special experience—and thanks to planners’ finely honed ability to think both creatively and logistically, the success rate is high. But when it comes to incentive meetings, expectations are raised from special to unforgettable. Whether an incentive group is celebrating a job…

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Q&A with Mike Mason of etouches

Q&A with Mike Mason, Vice President of Sourcing and Hospitality Solutions, etouches Home: Orlando Education: Central Michigan University Accolades: Named “Visionary” in Smart Meetings 2016 Supplier of the Year Awards Affiliations: Served on ASAE board of directors and was a member of MPI marketing committee Prediction: “I don’t see meetings ever going away.” You have…

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Signature Cheers!

Nothing says welcome quite like a beverage. Over the centuries, that ahhh-some refreshment has often been alcoholic (water and water storage being suspect). Resorts in the Caribbean and other steamy climes embraced this tradition, offering the newly arrived sugary fruit punch, with or without rum. More recently, boutique, upscale all-inclusives and ultra-luxury hotels have kicked…

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6-Point Checklist: How To Use A Coworking Space For Your Next Meeting

Did you know you can rent out a meeting room at many of the world’s coworking spaces? These gathering places are a growing alternative for offsite sessions and offer many benefits to event organizers and participants. Coworking spaces are shared workspaces where you can rent a desk to work from on a daily, weekly or…

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