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Happy Holidays, Smart Meetings community! It’s the time of year when we celebrate the top supplier-partners that helped you be brilliant all year. We are proud to announce the 2022 Platinum Choice Award winners, the best of the best venues and destinations. The entire list is showcased for you here, and we’re also highlighting 25 pivotal trends from this year, the comeback of large events and more.

Features

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Future Zoom

Eric Yuan of Zoom Video Communications is not your average 52-year-old Silicon Valley billionaire. How he got there, and where he is going, can tell us much about our own…

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25 Pivotal Hospitality Trends from 2022

Today’s hospitality trends could be tomorrow’s way of life. Many new technologies, ways to experience F&B and forms in which to approach work received much attention this year. Here are…

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You Belong to the City

In Seattle, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, citywides are in a post-Covid boom. Although things are still not where they once were, they are much better than they’ve been. While each…

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2022 Platinum Choice Award Winners

Since 2002, Smart Meetings has been showcasing the best venues and destinations for meeting professionals. We are now two decades in running and proud to present the 20th annual Platinum…

In Every Issue

Coffee Made of Mushrooms: Smart Style

In the December 2022 issue Smart Style includes plant-based coffee, personalized shapewear fitting for corporate activations, branded chocolate and more.

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Smart Chat: Chandra Allison on Positive Disruption

Las Vegas veteran Chandra Allison is one of the newest additions to Oak View Group, a development and investment company for sports and live entertainment. We spoke with Allison about…

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International Luxury for the Holidays

New resorts by familiar hospitality franchises are opening in international territories. We have compiled a list of international destinations with jaw-dropping beauty and top of the line amenities.

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Essential F&B: F&B for 2023

Over these last couple of years, your groups’ wants and needs have changed, that includes food and beverage. So, what does the world of F&B look like in 2023 and…

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Five Tips to Manage Travel in Turbulent Times

Travel may be back but another area of the industry is lacking and is making travel a headache, the need for more staff. For those in the event planning business,…

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Healthy World: The Emptying Seas

The world’s appetite for seafood grows by the year, and reached a record high in 2019. At the same time, wild fish stocks in most areas of the world continue…

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