The Future of Meetings in Hospitality

A Skift Trends Report

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Released March 2014: The hotel meetings and events industry is going through a radical evolution due to new communication technologies, Millennial psychographics, and a rethinking of the overall purpose and value of meetings. Pop culture phenomenons like TED and SXSW are also changing the perspective of what’s possible at conferences, but are meeting planners and hospitality executives jumping on these trends fast enough?

  • Understand how Millennials and technology are turning the meetings industry on its head
  • Learn why the big beige box with four walls and a chandelier is killing creativity, inspiration and innovation for all ages

Companies mentioned in this report:

U.S. Travel Association Meetings Mean Business Coalition
IMEX America/Frankfurt Convention Industry Council
Hilton Worldwide Starwood Hotels
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel W Fort Lauderdale
Marriott Hotels Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network
Jetpac Visit Pennsylvania
Renaissance Hotels Hyatt Hotels
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Andaz Hotels
Wyndham Orlando Resort MGM Resorts International
Omni La Costa Resort/The Chopra Center MGM Resorts International
Wyndham Orlando Resort Inspirato for Business with American Express
The Hive/Shawna Suckow EventMobi
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