Category Archives: Q&As

Like a Boss: Four People Who Started Something

Sometimes event professionals have to create their own path to a better future. Smart Meetings asked a quartet of brave souls who found the right combination of vision, willpower and frustration required to set out on their own to chime in about the definition of leadership in today’s events world.

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Q&A with MTA on the Future of Meetings

For more than 20 years, Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) has specialized in events for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device industry. Smart Meetings sat down with two leaders from the team to learn how best to adopt emerging meeting formats for the future.

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Q&A with Juan Vela, VP of Velas Resorts

We spoke to Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, to talk about how the hospitality fits into today’s fast-paced world, how to make events unique, and why events are so important to the hospitality industry.

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Q&A with David Bruce, Founder of Meeting Planners Unite

Meeting Planners Unite started as a reaction to Marriott International—and two months later, to Hilton Hotels & Resorts—when these hospitality giants cut third-party planner commissions. But it has already become so much more. We caught up with the founder just after he was wrapping up a conference call to ask a few questions, including where the industry goes next.

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