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Cypress Planning Group Co-Founder Earns Spot as Industry Leader in the
2023 Edition of Smart Women in Meetings Awards

March 21, 2023

Cypress Planning Group is proud to announce the recognition of company partner, co-owner, and hospitality industry veteran Angele du Passage as an Industry Leader in this year’s edition of Smart Women in Meetings Awards.

Now in its eighth year, this annual awards program from Smart Meetings recognizes uplifting visionaries and industry leaders moving the meetings and hospitality industries forward.

Recognized in a special edition of Smart Meetings and at a bespoke event custom designed to create powerful networks and pave the way for the next generation of women in meetings, winners are among a stellar list of role models who continue to elevate what is possible in the industry.

Known best for her “tenacious, nurturing, and passionate” sense of self, Angele du Passage was called to the industry from a very early age. Adds du Passage, “Having been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years, I’ve had the privilege to serve in varying roles, and that has made all the difference.”

As for her next goal, Angele is already moving the needle.


I’m already in the process – the goal I’m currently pursuing is building a successful company that leaves a legacy in the hospitality industry and inspires and affirms women in the industry. We want to build and grow an organization that people want to work for and with.

Cypress Planning Group began its adventure nearly eight years ago, with a vision to bring industry insight, meeting sourcing, and planning services to clients. Since then, business has continued to grow and flourish.

To read the full feature on Angele, click here

Angele du Passage and other Smart Women in Meetings Award winners will be featured in the Smart Meetings online and print publications, and will receive on-stage honors at the Smart Women in Meetings Awards gala at the Smart Woman Summit held at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, NYC on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

About Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings is the leading meetings industry publisher and voice of inspiration for meeting professionals. We inspire our audience of meeting and event professionals to dream big—and create brilliant experiences that delight attendees, achieve desired results and elevate the impact of the meetings industry.


Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines 12 times per year, hosts world-class networking events, produces CEU-accredited webinars and offers a myriad of digital resources.


Cypress Planning Group

Collette Csintyan

Manager, Marketing & Meeting Services

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