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The May magazine is all about helping everyone feel comfortable returning to meetings. Whether you are planning you next virtual, first hybrid or an all-in person incentive, we collected all the strategies, culinary trends and updates on venues and destinations—including a closer look at the evolution of gaming properties—to get you back in the ballroom.

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Wolfgang Puck: A Legend’s Legacy

Wolfgang Puck, the legend behind hospitality (and America’s) culinary trends and successes, shares his celebrity chef experience with Smart Meetings.

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How to Overcome Covid Brain

After more than a year of being told that being around other people could literally kill you, feeling comfortable in a ballroom of strangers will not be as easy as…

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9 New Power Players in May

The newest promotions and appointments in the industry, including at Accor; Alila Napa Valley; and The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes.

Nip and Tuck: Waterfront Views from Coast to Coast

Four new and renovated properties from coast to coast, including Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Your May 2021 Smart Style

Hand-picked treats and gifts for your attendees­—and you. This month, we’re featuring Smart Style products that help keep you safe, healthy and ready for returning to the office, from desk…

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