In This Issue

In the August-September magazine, we answer all your burning questions. Where have all the hospitality workers gone? How will we recruit the next generation? Where should you have lunch at IMEX? What will medical meetings look like post-Covid? Why are airlines stranding so many people in the concourse? Where should you take your executive VIP group? This is also where you will get your first look at the 2022 Meeting Professionals of the year. These mavericks are finding new ways to get events done with style and impact. Enjoy.

Features

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Event Mavericks: 2022 Meeting Professionals of the Year

Our 2022 Meeting Professionals of the Year feature celebrates the commanders, captains and chief innovation officers piloting the industry to Mach 10 for engagement and extreme return on planning. Congrats…

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The Great Hospitality Restart

The world is getting back to meetings, but where are all the hospitality employees? Smart Meetings took each of the big questions and asked the experts what they are seeing…

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Brene Brown: Dare to Plan

Best-selling author Brene Brown once had reservations about the title “storyteller.” It turns out that’s just what she is. And her story is a testament to the power of meeting…

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Destination Profs On Getting Back to an Eventful Future

Local experts at DMOs have stepped up over the last few years to help planners and their communities navigate new challenges posed by changing realities on the ground. We asked…

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Flight Plan

Bumpy airlines schedules, flight cancellations and delays are causing disruptions for event profs and the population at large. This is not over weather but over something potentially even more ominous—staffing…

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