As one of the most widely read publications in the meetings industry, Smart Meetings magazine serves professionals in the Caribbean and North American regions. In recognition of its work, Smart Meetings earned the prestigious MAGGIE Award from the Western Publishing Association in 2013 in the category of Best Feature Article and in 2011 for Best Regularly Featured Column. The organization was also nominated in 2012 in several categories, including Best Overall Publication Design, Best Editorial Layout, and Best Overall Publication.

Presented by the Western Publishing Association (WPA), the MAGGIE Awards celebrate excellence among professionals in the media and publishing industries. At the annual MAGGIE Awards banquet, held each year in the spring, publishing professionals in 24 states convene to acknowledge nominees in more than 100 categories, including design, editorial, and promotions and events. In its 63rd year, the 2014 MAGGIE Awards will be held May 2, 2014, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles.

Established in 1951 as the Western Society of Business Publications, the name of the organization was officially changed to the Western Publishing Association in 2008 to reflect the evolution of the publishing industry. Today, the MAGGIE Awards are recognized as one of the most prominent awards in publishing in the western half of the country.


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    About Smart Meetings 

    Published by Bright Business Media, LLC, Smart Meetings is a monthly journal that provides extensive resources to professionals in the meetings industry.