CEO of Smart Meetings
Marin Bright is the founder and CEO of Smart Meetings. She directs Smart Meetings’ award-winning magazine, digital operations, events, and site-selector business. Marin has extensive experience in the publishing, meetings and hospitality industries, and many of her innovations have becomeindustry standards including launching a consumer-friendly magazine for the trade and establishing the original high-end networking events that feature superior educational sessions and one-on-one meetings between premier suppliers and planners.
In recognition of her long list of achievements and passion for the meetings industry, Marin has received numerous awards, including:
- The PCMA Legend Award for significant contributions to the meetings industry.
- The Western Publishing Association Distinction in Leadership Award for outstanding representation in the media industry.
- And from the prestigious Folio awards, Marin twice received the “Top Women in Media” national award recognizing what Folio calls, “the most influential women in media—women who are innovating in new ways and guiding their businesses into new markets.”
- Women in Events (AWE) Hall of Fame as a Woman of Influence