Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 12

Meeting Professionals
of the Year
Cindy Sample
Cindy Sample
Director of Operations, NAMM (National Association
of Music Merchants)
Motivation
I've been doing this for so long that I can't help but
forge ahead. My family and my very supportive husband
always get me through the rough patches when
I feel like I can't do one more show. That, and the
commitment to my team as I've always worked with
amazing people, especially the team that I still have
the pleasure of working with since the beginning.
There are a few that I worked with at Emerald and
are now at NAMM. We're like family and know each
other so well. It makes work so much better to be surrounded
by those kinds of people and relationships.
Christine Robertson
Cori Brennan
Cori " Passionate Professional "
Brennan CMP
Senior Meeting Manager, Canvas Meetings + Incentives
Motivation
Seeing
the end result of months (and sometimes
years!) of planning come together. The attendees'
smiling faces, the client's excitement when we go
live...all of those things constantly remind me why I
love to do what I do! I'm also really lucky to be surrounded
by an amazing team. Even though we're
remote, we're constantly bouncing ideas and challenges
off of each other. I've got a sounding board
and a hype squad all rolled into one if I need it!
" Collaborative " Christine RussoRobertson
Senior
Manager of Business Development, Monterey
Bay Aquarium
Motivation
My clients and my love of events is what keeps me
motivated and moving forward. Collaborating and
creating relationships with my customers and colleagues
energizes me. Bringing people together to
network, acknowledge successes, rejuvenate and
recharge keeps me invigorated! Challenges unveil
new opportunities for growth. I'm all about turning
something around and making it better than how I
found it. Positive talk helps keep me grounded.
Marie T. " Fun-Seeker " Rios VEMM
Event Strategist, Producer and Speaker, MTR Event Design
Motivation
I have always been one to take a challenge and turn it into an opportunity. From concept development
to execution of each event, it brings me such joy to design each unique event. I believe what
keeps me going is ensuring that I have variety in the events that I do, which helps me to be much
more creative. In addition, I have the best clients and we collaborate as a team to ensure the smooth
flow of the event. I was meant to plan events and I take each new challenge, break it down and can
see how I can turn this into a fun thing to do. My pep talk is always: " You've got this and it will be great! "
Marie Rios
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - September Cover
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 1
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Bright Perspective
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Smart buzz
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Feature: Event Mavericks
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Event Recap
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Western Canada
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Tucson
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Nebraska
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Palm Springs
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Wosconsin
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