Grab your popcorn! From IMEX highlights to a captivating television show for meeting planners, we’ve rounded up the best of our 2021 videos for you to binge this week. Enjoy.
James Caspian is a world traveler. Heather Mason, CEO of Caspian Agency, and Carl Winston, founding director of Payne School of Hospitality of San Diego State University, follow the legendary meeting professional as he travels the world inventing the future of events-based science. Join the adventure.
Returning to in-person meetings may’ve been a bit of a hiccup for some. We asked professional packer Annslie Bigbee to demonstrate how to perfect one of the tougher aspects of traveling: packing. Her innovative “burrito method” using new Briggs & Riley domestic carry-on expandable spinner, makes the difficult easy.
“Our recently redesigned Sympatico collection is sleek, resilient and tech-friendly and offers an unmatched traveling experience,” says Georgene Rada, vice president of product design for Briggs & Riley.
In the summer, Smart Meetings asked our meeting professional friends to make a funny video illustrating the trials and tribulations of getting back to face-to-face meetings. Hari Maggs, creative event coordinator for MAS Event + Design, won the contest with flying colors, presenting a funny and accurate picture of the awkwardness that getting back to in-person meetings can involve.
On May 16-18, the Smart Meetings crew got together with hospitality friends at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, Texas, for some classic networking and good times. Smart Meetings TV correspondent Mike Lyons was on the scene asking planners and suppliers how it feels like to once again be shaking hands and giving hugs.
IMEX America 2021 was in person this year in Las Vegas—thank goodness—and Smart Meetings TV correspondent was there doing what he does best: Chatting it up with our favorite hospitality partners. This last day Lyons spokes with Marriott Cancun Collection, Grand Hyatt Vail, Visit Portland and Madrid Convention Bureau.
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