In This Issue

In our September issue, we’re taking you on an adventure with tireless explorer and innovator John Hendricks. Hendricks is the founder of Discovery Communications—home to Discovery Channel and Animal Planet—as well as the mastermind behind ultra-luxurious Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Colorado.

Also, don’t miss our feature on the bright future of sustainable meetings. We profile 10 pioneering hotels that have discovered creative new ways to be green.

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

IMEX America 2016

The meetings and events industry’s biggest trade show, IMEX America 2016, runs Oct. 18-20 at Las Vegas’ Sands Expo and Convention Center. Stay tuned for Smart Meetings’ coverage of the…

John Hendricks: An Exceptionally Curious Man

John Hendricks’ inquisitiveness has generated staggering accomplishments John Samuel Hendricks Birthplace: Matewan, West Virginia Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in history from University of Maryland; honorary doctorate from University of…

A Deeper Shade of Green: 10 Hotels Enhancing Sustainability in Creative Ways

Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah Sustainability has been spreading at such a rapid rate that it has become an inherent part of the fabric of the meetings and events…

In Every Issue

Taking a Stand: Sitting Too Much May Sabotage Your Health

While all meetings are different, one trait they share in common is that attendees often spend a lot of time seated. Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist who has…

Smart Style: 6 Inventive Gift Ideas Every Attendee Will Love

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…

The Rise of CRM Integration

Every behind-the-scenes operation should flow as smoothly as your event Have you ever noticed how every technology platform is either integrated with or working to become integrated with Salesforce or…

Luxury & Location: Thriving Destinations are Served by Chic Hotels

ME Miami Melia Hotels International unveiled its first ME by Melia property in the United States in July when ME Miami opened downtown. The 129-room luxury hotel offers more than…

Security, Destination Influencers and the Sharing Economy Ruled the DMAI Stage

The destination world gave an emotional goodbye to outgoing chair Bob Lander, who performed his last official duties at Destination Management Association International (DMAI) before bidding adieu to the industry.…

Wyndham Elevates Travel Experiences for All

Wyndham Grand Clear Water Beach, Florida, rendering Wyndham is enhancing the identities of all its brands In an ambitious move that will create more and improved options for meeting planners,…

Gourmet Airport Grub: Top Airport Restaurants

People don’t ordinarily associate airports with fine dining, but that is changing as celebrity chefs unveil restaurants in terminals across the country. Today, on-the-go foodies can sample specialties from Martin…

Stay Smart: Continuing-Education Opportunities for Planners are Everywhere

These days, continuing education isn’t optional for meeting and event organizers. It’s a necessity to keep up with changes in almost every area of planning. Despite being in the meetings…

Living in the Age of Disruption: How Businesses Can Survive, and Even Thrive, Amid Economic Turbulence

Kate Sweetman and Shane Cragun believe we are living in the age of disruption—a time where the status quo is mercilessly challenged and the world is accelerating. As founding partners…

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