Post-COVID Bounce Back Strategies from British CVBs

Smart Meetings · 2 Jul

Until British CVBs and venues are cleared to host large international groups, many are focusing on catering to domestic corporate and incentive busin

Anaheim's Giant Makeover

Smart Meetings · 29 Jun

Anaheim's MLB Angels Stadium and Honda Center will soon become a district for sports and entertainment, full of restaurants, parks, hotels and meetin

FICP: Take Care of Yourself as You're Preparing for Future Meetings

Smart Meetings · 24 Jun

In the sixth of FICP's new virtual education series, participants discussed tips for staying healthy while working remotely, with a focus on exercise

Albany: A Post COVID-19 Playbook

Smart Meetings · 12 Jun

Albany Capital Center's webinar on events in a post COVID-19 era brought industry professionals together to discuss what future events might look lik

Planners Brainstorm 'New Normal' for Gathering at Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts
Planners Brainstorm 'New Normal' for Gathering at Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts

Smart Meetings · 20 May

This week, David Bruce, founder and executive director for Alliance of Independent Meeting Professionals hosted a virtual discussion to figure our wh

Is This the End of F&B as We Know It?
Is This the End of F&B as We Know It?

Smart Meetings · 29 Apr

When we meet again, is your host going to feed you? If so, how? To glean how the F&B world is planning for the resumption of events, we asked the exp

San Francisco of the South' Features Oodles of Unique Meeting Spaces
San Francisco of the South' Features Oodles of Unique Meeting Spaces

Smart Meetings · 9 Apr

Asheville, North Carolina, offers an ideal location for inspired meetings, with breathtaking views, a vibrant downtown, top restaurants and a buoyant

Tips for Slaying the Quarantine

Smart Meetings · 2 Apr

The first in a series of "Slaying the Quarantine" webinars featured expert tips on making the most of our situation during quarantine. Check out the

How to Support the Mental Health of Event Planners

Smart Meetings · 1 Apr

We reached out to three emotional health experts for suggestion on the best way to support our teams until we can come together again.

South Florida Restaurants that Buzz
South Florida Restaurants that Buzz

Smart Meetings · 12 Mar

Groups meeting in South Florida almost invariably take some time to step out and enjoy the local scene, which includes outstanding beaches, exciting

What's Cooking at International Culinary Festival in Florida
What's Cooking at International Culinary Festival in Florida

Smart Meetings · 3 Mar

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, several Michelin-starred chefs will again take center stage at Haute Cuisine Bal Harbour 2020 i

Planners Proactively Address Coronavirus Outbreak
Planners Proactively Address Coronavirus Outbreak

Smart Meetings · 26 Feb

Hotels and events are bracing for the spread of coronavirus, ranging from taking precautions with employees and guests to temporarily closing down.

Wow Your Attendees with Unique Coffee Traditions
Wow Your Attendees with Unique Coffee Traditions

Smart Meetings · 22 Feb

In a recent webinar, "Incorporate Unique Coffee Traditions Into Your Next Event & Wow Your Attendees," Zoblotsky shared discoveries she's made.

How Coronavirus Is Affecting a Meeting Near You

Smart Meetings · 19 Feb

For the meetings industry, the ripple effect of the ongoing health crisis known as COVID-19, or new coronavirus, keeps expanding--and where it stops,

Atlantic City Annual Events Feature Terrific F&B

Smart Meetings · 10 Feb

When spring arrives, annual festivals and other events kick into high gear in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Here's a rundown of top options for groups.

Planners Scramble in Reaction to Coronavirus
Planners Scramble in Reaction to Coronavirus

Smart Meetings · 29 Jan

With the attention of the world riveted on the coronavirus, what has been the impact on group travel, conferences and planners?

What to Look for at the Winter Fancy Food Show in SF
What to Look for at the Winter Fancy Food Show in SF

Smart Meetings · 13 Jan

The Winter Fancy Food Show returns to San Francisco, Jan. 19-2. We asked the experts about trends planners can look forward to seeing in ballrooms in

Nonalcoholic Drinks Take the Stage in Dry January--and Beyond
Nonalcoholic Drinks Take the Stage in Dry January--and Beyond

Smart Meetings · 10 Jan

For many, January is a month replete with resolutions. Goals often include some kind of improvement in healthy behavior--exercise more, eat better, d

9 Food Trends That Shaped 2019
9 Food Trends That Shaped 2019

Smart Meetings · 26 Dec

In the realm of F&B, the last year of the second decade of the 21st century was one of innovation and rediscovery of the basics. Overarching was a co

Culinary Forecast: Spicy Drinks, Sustainable Meals, Succulent Ingredients to Trend in 2020
Culinary Forecast: Spicy Drinks, Sustainable Meals, Succulent Ingredients to Trend in 2020

Smart Meetings · 4 Dec

Lights are shining brighter. Colors are popping with vibrancy. As the holiday season falls upon us, the drinks and food start to get a little tastier

New Malaysia Restaurant Features Airplane Food--No Kidding!
New Malaysia Restaurant Features Airplane Food--No Kidding!

Smart Meetings · 4 Dec

Meeting professionals and other travelers can enjoy airplane food—yes, airplane food—without even hopping on a plane, now that a fast-food restaurant

Tips from an Executive Chef for Jumping on the Customized Menu Wagon

Smart Meetings · 13 Nov

Guests are yearning for out-of-the-box experiences and are no longer satisfied with typical banquet rooms. Here is what Chef recommends for wowing gr

Add Dazzle to Holiday Events with Festive Catering
Add Dazzle to Holiday Events with Festive Catering

Smart Meetings · 13 Nov

You don't have to steam a plum pudding to put the jingle in your holiday event. Here are hotels and restaurants with theme-ready dining this merry se

Health Tips for the Busy Holiday Season

Smart Meetings · 6 Nov

Although a flu shot can reduce the chance of getting the flu and limit its severity, there are some easy tips to prevent getting sick at all this win

Ottawa Lures Meeting Groups Year-Round

Smart Meetings · 5 Nov

Ottawa, Canada's capital, features museums, landmarks, restaurants and excellent meeting facilities. It also offers plenty of outdoor opportunities.

Best Hotel Bars in the U.S. 2019
Best Hotel Bars in the U.S. 2019

Smart Meetings · 30 Oct

Swizzle and sip in nine titillating hotel bars across the U.S., recently ranked among the top in the world by Forbes magazine.