Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority Taps SMG to Manage Venues

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors approved a four-year operating agreement for SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company, to operate Reno-Sparks’ four major convention and entertainment facilities. In addition to helping improve the overall customer experience throughout the destination, SMG has a current portfolio of clients and partners


Smile Again in St. Martin at Belmond La Samanna

Set beside St. Martin’s finest beach on the Caribbean Sea, Belmond La Samanna is the island’s ultimate luxury resort for incentive, corporate, and leisure travel. Elegance and tranquility mingle in perfect harmony throughout the resort. This iconic hotel will be reopening in late 2018 and is accepting group bookings for 2019 and beyond. Even though


Meet in Newport, Rhode Island, and Experience the Classic Coast

People have been meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, since before the Great Friends Meeting House opened its doors in 1699. Everywhere you look in this coastal community, there is a historic landmark, a thing of beauty, or a story to be told. There’s an energy that’s palpable, a vibe that’s unmatched, and a sense that



A New Convention Center Is Just the Beginning for Oklahoma City

It’s hardly exaggerating to say that Oklahoma City will soon be a brand-new city from a meetings perspective. Construction will begin next spring on a completely new convention center, set to open in 2020. The center will have 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 35,000-square-foot ballroom, and 50,000 square feet of additional space. Adjacent to


South Padre Island Beach Named a Best Texas Beach by USA TODAY’s 10Best.com

 South Padre Island, Texas – South Padre Island‘s beach was named a winner in the Best Texas Beach category of USA TODAY’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Award contest. The island ranked second in a competitive list of 20 nominee destinations across the state. USA TODAY’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards took place over four weeks, with voting polls closing March 28. Winners,


Nontraditional Event Spaces Your Attendee Will Enjoy

Not every event needs to be held in an everyday ballroom. Consider these nontraditional venues for your next meeting or event. 1. Rooftop: Take attendees to new heights with a rooftop venue, an ideal escape for meeting planners looking to “wow” their groups with an evening event. Not only do rooftop spaces provide picture-perfect views