In Smart Meetings‘ November issue, we celebrate the Suppliers of the Year, who our readers chose as stand-out suppliers in meetings all over the world. These are the hospitality partners who are visionaries, industry leaders, rising stars and doers. Join us in celebrating this group of Suppliers of the Year! We also dive into hotels curating experiences for guests and dreamy spa programs (that go beyond coddling).

You won’t want to miss this issue. We venture into the mighty Memphis, drink in New York State’s beer and wine scene, find the new under the Arizona sun and so much more. Don’t miss our case study of the IRF International event, the sunny outlook into 2020, email marketing strategies and learn to release your inner influencer—among many others!

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It’s Not Just a Hotel Room: It’s an Experience Portal

Individual hotel properties—and entire brands—now compete to deliver envy-worthy memories for you and your group. Check out these portals to experience.

Collaborative Care with Destinations International’s Don Welsh

Smart Meetings talked to the leader of Destinations International, and asked how he and his members help event professionals deliver better meetings.

2019 Suppliers of the Year

This is the time of year when we celebrate the hospitality partners who help us receive our guests at meetings all over the world. We asked our readers to name…

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Feast Your Eyes on November Smart Style

Hand-picked decor and gifts for your attendees­—and you. This month, we’re focusing on comfort, from a tech-savvy conference table to soothing faux plants.

Take Your Email Marketing to the Next Level

According to Eventbrite, 78 percent of event creators say email marketing is their most effective marketing strategy. Here’s how to stay ahead of the curve.

Release Your Inner Social Media Influencer

Want to be a leader? If so, deliver what your social media followers want. Expanding your brand today requires moving beyond self-promotion to a consistent practice of networking and connecting…