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Smart Meetings is excited to share the winners of our third annual Smart Stars Awards, a celebration of premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues and convention and conference centers in North America.

Our June issue feature story focuses on top island resorts raising the bar with inspiring event spaces and amenities stretching from Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are also happy to introduce a new video series, “The Smart Stylist,” our new two-minute video serious with style consultant and fashion-lover Carla Himy of rsvpcarla.com.

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

Meetings in Paradise

Island resorts raise the bar with inspiring event space and amenities Montage Kapalua Bay Planners have plenty of attractive resort choices when arranging island meetings for their groups, but what…

Convention Centers are Answering the Call

Four ways convention centers and their cities are enhancing meeting experiences. You want size? Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California have ambitious projects…

Diversity: A Work In Progress

The meetings industry is making efforts to promote diversity, but still faces many challenges. The world’s becoming an increasingly smaller place, with the Internet linking people virtually everywhere and flights…

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6 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: June 2015

Career Tips LinkedIn has become an important business networking tool. On themuse.com, Aja Frost offers these etiquette tips for using it: -It’s fine to request a connection right after meeting someone.…

The Smart Stylist

New video series helps you look polished and chic The Dilemma: You need to look good as you coordinate that conference this summer, especially since you’ll be on your feet…

Bottom Line: A Lighter Footprint and the Environmental Impact of Meetings

Mode of travel determines how green your meeting is There’s no question that organizations should measure and minimize the environmental impact of their meetings and events. But what is the…

Techno Files: Meeting Resources

Technology helps planners run events (and their lives) efficiently Smart Meetings loves technology, especially if it’s technology that makes meetings and events run efficiently. Time is precious, and technology has…

Smart Style June 2015

Treat attendees and VIPs to unique, thoughtful gifts they will definitely want to take home. Smart Meetings has selected an assortment of items that can make work and travel more…

Brand Update: Great Wolf Lodge Boosts Its Meetings Offerings

Great Wolf creates website for planners, links with industry leaders Standard guest room at Great Wolf Lodge During the past year, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. has been busy on several…

New & Renovated: Island Landmarks

Resorts reflect culture and charm of their havens Hamilton Princess & Beach Club,  A Fairmont Managed Hotel Bermuda –Built in 1885, this architectural treasure is once again the jewel of Bermuda…

Industry Watch: Get Well Soon

Westin Holistic Approach Expands to Wellness Westin Hotel & Resorts wants guests to leave feeling better than when they arrived. In 2014, it introduced the Westin Well-Being Movement, a variety…

F&B: Something’s Fishy

The world’s healthiest people consume oceans of seafood. Icelanders eat 220 pounds per capita annually and have an average life expectancy of 81 years; in contrast, Americans eat less than…

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