Smart Meetings December Magazine shines a light on the destination and hotel partners helping move the industry forward. We examine the friends and trends shaping the future, including hybrid citywide events. Finally, we look at the side effects and strategies for the traditional open bar at events.


Is the RFP Dead? Long Live the Evolution of Booking

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are just getting longer, more prolific and, too often, ignored. What’s a meeting prof to do?

Q&A with Jeff Haynes on the Science of Engagement

Founder, investor and CEO of Haute Companies Jeff Hayes talks rebranding, reconnection and how to cultivate meaningful virtual connections.

Is the Party Over?

With all the time spent at home, habits have changed; but health concerns have not. Do alcohol and meetings still mix?

Citywide Hybrids Break New Ground

Before February of 2020, the words “Zoom call” or “protocols” would never have been spoken in regular business. Now is a different story.

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2021 Platinum Choice Award Winners

Smart Meetings is proud to present the meetings industry’s 19th annual Platinum Choice Awards. This prominent awards program honors remarkable standards of excellence in destinations and venues. Platinum Choice honorees…

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Unwrap Your December 2021 Smart Style

A December selection of travel, beauty and wellness products for the busy meeting professional. Plus, standout at your winter event with a tabletop fireplace from Sharper Image.

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