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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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Announcements

Why the Meetings Industry Doesn’t Understand Millennial or Modern Needs

There's a huge gap today in the meetings industry between ideation and implementation when it comes to next generation meeting design and event technology.

Why the Meetings Industry Doesn’t Understand Millennial or Modern Needs

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This Week in Travel Startup Funding: DoubleDutch, Oasis and More

Year after year the same run-of-the-mill conferences seem to get even more massive and the player that can help event organizers understand the analytics behind these large gatherings is destined for the hands of every conference attendee of the future.

This Week in Travel Startup Funding: DoubleDutch, Oasis and More

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Top Three U.S. Cities for Meetings are Orlando, Chicago and Las Vegas

Technology is augmenting face-to-face meetings rather than replacing it.

Top Three U.S. Cities for Meetings are Orlando, Chicago and Las Vegas

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How One Convention Industry Association is Developing the Future of Conference Design

The move toward open-learning meeting space, where attendees can roam among casual “campfire” sessions, is helping Millennials personalize their educational journey in a more spontaneous and organic process.

How One Convention Industry Association is Developing the Future of Conference Design

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Free Skift Report: What Millennials Want in Meetings

Millennial meeting attendees value face-to-face networking at meetings and events just as much as previous generations. Download this report for FREE to learn more.

Free Skift Report: What Millennials Want in Meetings

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The Video Tech That Connects Travelers Virtually With Destinations in Real Time

Georama is unique because meeting attendees can now interact with any other group moving around in a non-static environment, via both HD video feed and social media chat in real time.

The Video Tech That Connects Travelers Virtually With Destinations in Real Time

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Why Convention Bureaus Are Marketing Their Local Industry and Intellectual Capital

In an increasingly competitive market with a lot of quality product and emerging destinations, European convention bureaus are tapping their local knowledge economies to drive new business.

Why Convention Bureaus Are Marketing Their Local Industry and Intellectual Capital

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The Meetings Industry Turns to Content Marketing to Get Ahead

North American DMOs are starting to shift content marketing efforts to the meeting side to align with the shift to more content-oriented, education-based group sales strategies.

The Meetings Industry Turns to Content Marketing to Get Ahead

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Dubai Constructs a Conference and Events Hub for the Future

Dubai might not offer meetings and convention attendees the culture of Tokyo or the cuisine of New York, but its location, growing room and space inventory, and desire to bring in more events will drive its growth beyond the 2020 Expo.

Dubai Constructs a Conference and Events Hub for the Future

Announcements

Megatrends 2015: The Events Industry Is Going Through a Creative Renaissance

The event of the future is a co-created hybrid mechanism of live and virtual engagement, fluidly connecting more people through more channels over longer periods of time to leverage the collective knowledge of the community.

Megatrends 2015: The Events Industry Is Going Through a Creative Renaissance