In This Issue

The November magazine celebrates partnerships. This is your chance to meet our distinguished 2021 Catalyst Award winners, including the new leadership at Marriott International. They are recovering from a challenging time by focusing on people first. Also partnering for a better tomorrow are venues that have made it easier for meeting professionals to leave their destinations better than when they arrived. And, let’s hear it for the rejuvenating power of incorporating golf and spa activities into meetings, now safer and more transformative than ever before.

Features

Gaming Properties: Coming Out Winners

Even in rocky situations, steady demand has allowed gaming properties to continue to make improvements and acquisitions. Find out how.

downtime

The Return of Downtime

While spas are working to re-open and meet increased demand—and your attendees are looking forward to having wellness and downtime back into the mix during their meetings and events—you need…

hotels

Hotels Are Zero-ing Their Game

Hotels and hospitality companies are buckling down on Net Zero goals. To help eco-conscious planners choose destinations and properties going forward, here is a snapshot of where things stand in…

catalyst

2021 Catalyst Award Winners

The inaugural Smart Meetings Catalyst Awards celebrates the agents of change who propel the meetings industry forward! Drumroll, please…

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hotel guest

How to Be a Better Hotel Guest

With so many properties short-staffed, a little kindness can go a long way. We have all heard the horror stories of people outraged by lack of room service or long…

event

The True Cost of Postponing an Event

Considering cancelling an event? Fees and liabilities are just the tip of a very expensive iceberg. Consider these expenses when making a decision.

howard givner

Q&A: ELI’s Howard Givner on Learning Curves

We sat down with Howard Givner, founder and CEO of Event Leadership Institute, to learn how to master the learning curves of virtual events.

habits

5 Habits to Break in Your Online Events

Many old, ugly bad habits are even uglier online. Here, event tech expert Brandt Kreuger shares which habits to break to host more successful hybrid meetings.

gratitude

The Health Benefits of Daily Gratitude

In this month of Thanksgiving, embrace the health benefits of daily gratitude. Your sleep, stress levels and skin will thank you. Plus, tips on making gratitude a regular part of…

apps

Top 10 Apps for Meeting Professionals

Looking to streamline your event organizing life? There is an app for that—and some of the best ones are free! We asked our community of meeting professionals what online tools…

smart style

Get Ahead of Holiday Shopping with Our Latest Smart Style

From flats that fold up and fit into your purse, to a cocktail service that allows virtual attendees to share a toast at the same bar, don’t miss these hand-selected…

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