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Meetings and Events Industry News

News, interviews, and coverage of the meetings and events industry, from in-person events to hybrid events to online events.

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Business Travel

U.S. Meetings Industry Moves Away from Traditional Convention Cities in 2013

This year's list of 100 top meeting hotels revealed a slight shift away from major hotel brands and traditional conventional cities, mirroring a larger trend towards independent hotels and emerging destinations in the hospitality industry.

U.S. Meetings Industry Moves Away from Traditional Convention Cities in 2013

Meetings

Qatar Has $20 Billion to Invest on the Global Conference Business

The MICE business is all about who has the flashiest, newest event space with fast air connections and a solid hotel stock. Welcome to Qatar.

Qatar Has $20 Billion to Invest on the Global Conference Business

Meetings

Small U.S. Towns Invest in Casinos and Meeting Centers for Economic Boost

Unfortunately, the risky investments don't always pay off and incoming leaders see small initiatives as a safer route to profitability.

Small U.S. Towns Invest in Casinos and  Meeting Centers for Economic Boost

Business Travel

The Top Meetings Technology Trends to Watch for in 2014

Companies that understand what the MICE industry needs most inside convention halls and hotel ballrooms are best positioned to bring the benefits of tech advances to specialized audiences.

The Top Meetings Technology Trends to Watch for in 2014

Business Travel

Attendance at International Meetings Grew in 2013, but Next Year Will Be Better

The frequency of and attendance at international business meetings will continue to grow thanks to companies' renewed confidence in an improving economy. But the meeting market is moving from Europe towards Asia meaning that the degree of growth for individual cities depends on their location.

Attendance at International Meetings Grew in 2013, but Next Year Will Be Better

Business Travel

The Top Meetings Destinations in U.S. Reveal Post-Recession Rebound

The list, even though one-company specific, shows the meetings and conventions industry is coming out of recession as the broader economy improves. Cities with airports near city centers are doing a lot better.

The Top Meetings Destinations in U.S. Reveal Post-Recession Rebound

Meetings

The Conference Industry is Booming, And It Is Only Getting Bigger

Even as everyone predicted the rise of digital would do away with face to face, precisely the opposite is happening, as the value of in-person meetings and conventions rises. And the need's only getting bigger, much to the delight of the travel industry and CVBs.

The Conference Industry is Booming, And It Is Only Getting Bigger

Business Travel

Corporate America Has Fallen in Love Again With European Business Travel

American companies are now traveling to Europe in numbers approaching pre-4Q 2008 levels, but the focus is more on value, emerging destinations, and the next-generation business traveler.

Corporate America Has Fallen in Love Again With European Business Travel

Meetings

The top innovators shaping the future of the events industry in U.S.

A great annual list from BizBash which honors the not-so-usual suspects in an industry that drives a huge amount of revenues directly into the hospitality and travel sector.

Airlines

SkyTeam targets meetings planners with flight booking tool

This is an interesting idea from SkyTeam, but it's doubtful this would be the first option that meeting planners would turn to.