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In This Issue

In Smart Meetings’ February issue, don’t miss our feature spilling the secrets of top planners with tips and trick you’re going to love. Don’t miss our coverage of the “well-being wars,” where hotels are competing to keep meetings healthy.

This issue also explores the gorgeous Bahamas and Caribbean, enchanting New Mexico, Mid-America’s sprawl, and more. Don’t forget to check out our seven ways to design cross-generational meetings so you can stop catering to millennials!

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.

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Features

The Well-Being Wars

There I was, on the battle’s front line. My coordinates: room 1664, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco. Outside, all seemed calm. In fact, the view was lovely. But inside, I…

The Future Belongs to Perennials

Stop worrying about millennials. That’s the advice of meetings veteran Mike Dominguez for event professionals struggling to design gatherings relevant to a new generation of attendees. As chief sales officer…

Downtown Meetings Show Their Urban Green

As America’s downtown districts keep evolving, they offer more options than ever for environmentally friendly meetings. These major downtown hubs show off how their grass is greener and their meetings…

Tips, Tricks and Tools We Love

Event professionals have long had to fill a company directory of job titles, from CMO and CFO to CGP (chief garbage picker-upper) and occasionally, therapist. But today’s planner is almost…

In Every Issue

Q&A with Jim Wood, President and CEO of Meet AC

Meeting destinations ebb and flow, and that couldn’t ring any truer for Atlantic City. After undergoing a period of economic struggles, the “Vegas of the East” has re-emerged as much…

Tech Savvy Ways to Check-In

 The on-demand culture is infiltrating travel, hospitality and events. Walking up to a counter or desk to check in is becoming obsolete. Here are a few ways meeting professionals and…

5 Gifts That Will Make You Fall in Love

Treat yourself or a loved one to any of these gifts that you will just fall in love with!

4 Tips for Making Incentive Travel Meaningful

 Rewarding sales success is one of the few universally accepted rules for ensuring continued high performance. While an Aberdeen Research study showed that all top companies offer group travel incentives,…

5 Hotels Serving Mighty Meat

Vegans and vegetarians, kindly avert your glance. Even as meeting attendees clamor for ever-more healthy dining and chefs find new ways to deliver huge flavor with plant-based creations, counterpoint is…

Love in All the Right Places

Looking to fall in love with your next meeting location? The RFP Whisperer teamed up with Cupid to share our thoughts on loving your next destination. Working with the sourcing…

The Rapid Rise of Transformative Meetings

Not so long ago, meetings and conferences were pretty much all straight-forward business, organized in a somewhat standard itinerary format that included long sessions and breaks offering generally unhealthy food…

How to Negotiate Like an Event Boss

As expectations for extravagant meetings balloon and budgets shrink, event professionals need to wring every drop of value they can out of their resources. One of the biggest expenses is…

Life’s a Beach

While the world is fighting over sand, The Ranch at Laguna Beach is making its own and moving toward a sustainability-focused future that everyone can enjoy.

Engineering a Lounge that Fosters Global Unity

Pyrotek, an aluminum engineering company, needed a sales conference that would bring employees together for a face-to-face meeting to empower employees scattered all over the world to work as teams…

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