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Is the Price Right for Your Next Meeting or Event?

As costs for just about everything skyrocket, what should meeting and event planners do? Is package pricing the way to go?

Is the Price Right for Your Next Meeting or Event?

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Events Cancel as Hurricane Ian Intensifies

A slew of meetings and conventions planned for Florida this week had to cancel as Hurricane Ian barrels toward the state. 

Events Cancel as Hurricane Ian Intensifies

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Inside Skift Global Forum 2022

It is only natural that a company like Skift has a dynamic event that reflects its brand ethos. 

Inside Skift Global Forum 2022

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The Value of Virtual Events for the Financial Services Sector

The financial services and professional investment sector presents a valuable market for virtual event tech, provided vendors can support the sector's very specific needs.

The Value of Virtual Events for the Financial Services Sector

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Connection at Meetings and Events a Focus of Skift Global Forum

According to industry experts featured at Skift Global Forum, groups will meet in more second and third-tier cities with the main goal being to connect.

Connection at Meetings and Events a Focus of Skift Global Forum

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The Macroeconomic Trends Impacting Meetings and Events Today

Inflation and supply chain issues are nagging not only the meetings industry but travel in general, but optimism still reigns supreme.

The Macroeconomic Trends Impacting Meetings and Events Today

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Swag Has New Swagger: Eco-friendly Giveaways for Meetings 

Driven by demand for eco-friendly, responsibly sourced giveaways, the premiums industry is migrating from the cheap and mundane to useful, meaningful, and long-lasting items — some of which are virtual.

Swag Has New Swagger: Eco-friendly Giveaways for Meetings 

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Event Tech Leaders Look Past Troubles, Go All In

The perfect storm stirring in the event tech sector is pounding the virtual event tech world worst of all. Still, event tech leaders are confident of steady and sustainable growth for virtual events.

Event Tech Leaders Look Past Troubles, Go All In

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Industry Leader Lori Cioffi Joins Skift Meetings as General Manager

Cioffi will lead the buildout of the next phase of Skift Meetings in a changed world in which meetings & events are at the center of how companies and other organizations create their business culture.

Industry Leader Lori Cioffi Joins Skift Meetings as General Manager

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SXSW Expansion Into Sydney Means New Planner Opportunities

Since 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin has been a convergence of film, music, education, and culture, a global destination for creative people to connect, collaborate and think outside the box. As SXSW expands into Sydney, this annual gathering offers many new and expanded possibilities for groups.

SXSW Expansion Into Sydney Means New Planner Opportunities