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In Smart Meetings‘ July issue, we celebrate Smart Stars winners and chart a path to the safe return to meetings. Join influencer Kate Patay for a tour of a thoughtful Las Vegas reopening. And learn the nonobvious questions to ask your virtual and live speakers. Welcome back meeting professionals.


How to Book Your Dream Speaker Team

Four nonobvious questions you need to ask to find your dream speaker for a virtual, hybrid or F2F lineup, from Andrea Driessen, author of The Non-Obvious Guide to Event Planning…

Making Lemonade: Turning Negatives into Positives in a Post-COVID Incentive World

Will the MICE world ever be the same again? Can all-inclusive properties help ease minds and ensure safety? Veteran incentive planners say “yes.”

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Smart Stars 2020: Welcome Back!

Introducing our 2020 Smart Stars winners! Each of these properties offer over-the-top experiences to welcome back your group to post-pandemic meetings.

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The New Corona Reality

We asked industry leaders from hotels, venues and more to share their commitments and challenges for keeping everyone safe and connected in the new corona reality.

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Luxe To Go: Picking Up Fancy Hotel Takeout

Who could have predicted that the fanciest restaurants would be handing out take out bags? These four hotel restaurants have mastered the art of luxe to go.


Strategies for Surviving Slow-motion Re-entry to Life

All this pandemic mayhem can take a toll. It can affect your mood and health. It can make you less productive. Here, culled from various experts, are strategies for surviving…

Your July 2020 Smart Style

Your July 2020 Smart Style features products that help your personal, professional and pandemic care. Tweet us your faves at @smartmeetings.

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