In This Issue

In our April issue, Smart Meetings tackles one of the hottest topics in the industry: Meetings security. We go in-depth on safety vs. security, terrorism, medical emergencies and more.

Also, you won’t want to miss this month’s feature on financial and insurance meetings. Lead times are shorter than ever, regulatory changes have left things up in the air, and other trends are causing uncertainty in the market.

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.

Features

Zeroing in on Meeting Security

Security screening at Denver International Airport Are you covering all your bases? At an employee-training event held inside a San Bernardino, California, government building on Dec. 2, 2015, employees were…

Navigating an Unsettled Landscape: Financial and Insurance Meetings

Regulations and attitudes are changing within the financial and insurance industry As followers of the stock market can attest, business optimism has rocketed in the six months since the U.S.…

In Every Issue

6 Playful Gifts for Event Attendees

Your resource for trendy treasures and gift ideas Treat attendees and VIPs to unique, thoughtful gifts they will definitely want to take home. Smart Meetings has selected an assortment of…

Uncorked Potential: 5 Champagne Selections for Bubbly Events

Driftwood Room, Portland, Oregon Served as an effervescent column in a slender flute or as a golden pool in a retro coupe, Champagne is a star soloist. But this diva…

Don’t Wait for the Bait: What You Can Do to Prevent Phishing

In 2016, phishing earned a spot in the public eye by victimizing big brands such as Dropbox, American Express and Yahoo. Then there was the presidential race. Remember the impact…

How Meetings Help Create a Sustainable World

The travel and meetings industries are playing a key role Significant progress has been made in ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns in the travel industry, but many challenges remain,…

What Do Your Attendees Really Want?

Emotions analytics can provide some answers Surveys, questionnaires and diagnostic tests all have their place, but it often isn’t easy to get to the bottom of what people really mean,…

7 Tips for Taking Time Away from Busyness

Why you need to consistently reboot, unplug and regenerate Boy, have we gotten busy. Our reasons for being “on” most of the time might include economic pressure, a need to…

4 Impressive Industry Appointments and Promotions

Allison Young-Chambers Allison Young-Chambers feels fortunate to work on events for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)—one of the most innovative U.S. government organizations. She grew up in Luka, Mississippi,…

First Person with Elliott Ferguson of Destination DC

Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC What key features does the city offer to meeting planners and attendees? Today’s meeting planners are looking for a value-added approach to…

New Meeting Venue Takes Flight Near Dallas Love Field

Aloft lounge Doing the robot in the summer of LUV A new double-hotel is doing the robot. Aloft and Element—two Starwood brands—just opened their doors as a combined hotel near…

Smart Woman Summit to Feature Top Speakers

They’ll be providing inspiration and insights at the 2017 Smart Woman gathering Successful events take more than months of meticulous planning, careful coordination and skillful execution. They also require meaningful…

Meeting Planners: Get Recognized as an MVP

You know you’re a most valuable planner, but management needs to realize it, too We’re preaching to the choir here, but bear with us for just a moment. We all…

New Hotels and Renovations Make a Big Splash

These new and upgraded luxury properties are luring groups When it comes to well-appointed luxury with deep historical roots, the newly renovated and recently reopened Hyatt Regency London–The Churchill is…

5 Tips To Help Women Get Ahead

A leading neuroscientist shares her data-driven research Dragon lady. Witch. Or worse. Women who take charge often face a lonely, and increasingly alienating, climb to the top. And once there,…

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