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ConventionCalendar.com is an easy way to view and plan for upcoming events. ConventionCalendar.com is updated daily by leading convention centers, destination marketing organizations, and trade associations. The application is owned and operated by Destination Advantage LLC.


07 Dec

IAVM's ConventionCalendar.com partners with Bright Business Media LLC, publishers of Smart Meetings

Where will your next event be held? This is the central question many planners face, along with countless online and offline decisions to consider. Bright Business Media LLC, publishers of Smart Meeting magazine, is excited to partner with the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)’s ConventionCalendar.com to help raise awareness of convention centers throughout the United States.

IAVM is working with industry partners to support efforts that call attention to the economic significance of the nation’s leading convention centers. By teaming up with Smart Meetings, IAVM will make its venue-sourcing product accessible to meeting professionals, helping with availability and RFPs.

Developed and powered by Destination Advantage LLC, the new calendar application will link tens of thousands of meeting planners, providing access to critical site selection information including open dates and booking incentives. Participating centers will also be able to take advantage of special advertising opportunities across the Smart Meetings network.


“Community convention centers are an important economic engine and we are delighted to partner with IAVM to help raise awareness,” says Marin Bright, CEO of Bright Business Media LLC. “Smart Meetings is committed to providing planners with useful information and emerging technology and believe this will be a valuable tool for planners.”


Managing Director of IAVM's ConventionCalendar.com program, Donovan Shia says “Smart Meetings is a long-term supporter of the convention industry and has a unique understanding of the value of collaboration and innovation and. We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Smart Meetings.” 


About IAVM

Representing public assembly venues from around the globe, IAVM’s active members include managers and senior executives from auditoriums, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, racetracks, and amphitheaters. IAVM’s mission is to educate, advocate for, and inspire public assembly venue professionals, worldwide. More information about IAVM is available at www.IAVM.org or via @IAVMWHQ on Twitter.


About Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings is an integrated media company for the meetings, travel and hospitality industry. Our market-leading resources include news and information (including in our mobile app and e-newsletters), a monthly print and digital magazine, educational webinars, venue and destination directories, networking events and site selection tools. Join Us! Go to www.smartmeetings.com or visit us on Twitter @SmartMeetings