In This Issue

Start the year strong with our special report on where 2023 meetings budgets are going. Plus, we explore advances in sustainability, accessible catering and tips for how to take the meeting to a higher elevation by sourcing mountain destinations.


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You Can Go Net Zero

“Net zero” is a term heard often these days. But how does one even get started on that road? Net Zero Carbon Events, the initiative to decarbonize the meetings industry…

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The Joy of Inclusive Cooking

Roughly 10% of the adult population in the U.S. are impacted by food allergies, many of which are given the attention needed. More attention is being paid to dietary restrictions…

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2023 Meeting Budgets Headed Up!

Respondents in American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) Meetings & Events’ 2023 Global Meetings and Events Forecast are “very optimistic” about the future. Why? And, equally as important, where are they…

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New Heights for Meetings and Incentives

From the East Coast to the West Coast, the United States’ mountain meeting destinations offer their own specific identity and personality. Smart Meetings collected a sampling of cities across the…

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Brand Update: Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment now operates 52 properties in the U.S., Canada and Dubai and includes 26 brands. Planners can enjoy a streamlined process that articulates to an extraordinary attendee experience.

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Smart Tech: Surprise and Delight

Take a deep dive into “The Gastronomad Experience.” “What is that?” you ask. You’ll have to read on to find out. Event tech correspondent Brandt Krueger recently got a glimpse…

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A Good Conversation Can Shift the Direction of Change Forever

You are cordially invited to be part of a monthly interactive column focused on your ability to look and act beyond the now. This new column is based on the…

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Say Goodbye to Hangovers: Smart Style

This January issue Smart Style includes a hydrating drink mixer, a smart suitcase you can track with your phone, a hat brand that supports therapy, and more.

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Essential List: Meet with Artistic Flair

Art can spark new ideas and creativity in an individual and in a collaborative meeting. These nationally recognized art museums offer both art and event space for attendees to be…

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Work Smart: Mental Health Checklist

According to a CareerCast study, the event planning industry is the fifth most stressful, and our industry has been on the “top 10 most stressful” list for the past 10…

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Smart Chat: Julius Robinson On Winning the War for Talent

We sat down with Marriott International Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Julius Robinson to find out how the largest global hospitality company is recruiting and managing the culture of a…

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Healthy You: Coping with Uncertainty

Uncertainty is everywhere, so how do you cope? We caught up with life coach Daniel Mangena in Cabo San Lucas, in Baja Mexico, to discover his coping mechanisms for when…

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