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In Smart Meetings‘ April issue, we highlight the predictions and preparations you need to become a master planner in a post-pandemic world. From prevention best practices to the top virtual tools for online meetings, we took a deep dive into the lessons we’ve learned—and how to apply them to what comes next. Keep calm and plan on, with smart tips for meeting on deck when the cruising industry rebounds, and a guide to reworking your budget to achieve more with less. Plus, satiate your sports craving with our feature on planning Opening Day at Dodger Stadium.

We’re also bringing world travel to your living room, with inspiring experiences in Queensland, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; Colorado; New York State; New Orleans; and more. It’s almost like hopping on a plane yourself! Find your group’s calling with day trips in Colorado and unique meeting venues in Brisbane; but don’t daydream for too long. We have an array of articles aimed at arming your planner toolkit with knowledge and strategy, including seven tools for working from home, the best hotel speakeasies, why planners should care about CVB funding and more!

Smart Meetings is an event planning publication covering meetings, industry news, including expert opinions and interviews, topical articles, coverage of destinations and venues in the U.S and worldwide, and features stories on incentive, corporate, government and association meetings.


When Cruising Rebounds: Smart Tips for the Comeback of Meetings Aboard Ships

The bottom fell out of the cruise business. Yet, judging by past experience, this will pass. And cruise companies, eager to win back business, may well offer incentives in price,…

Keep Calm and Plan On: How to Prepare for a Post-pandemic World

From no handshake policies to virtual tools for online meetings, we are sharing the lessons we learned from the pandemic—and how they apply going forward.

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Distract Yourself with Your April 2020 Smart Style

This month, we’re featuring products that serve as your first line of defense from coronavirus, bad posture, post-happy hour headaches and more.

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