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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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The Events Industry Is Heading Toward a Digital Turning Point

A widespread tech upgrade is just what the industry needs, and it might be right around the corner.

The Events Industry Is Heading Toward a Digital Turning Point

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Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

The future looks good for meetings and events. That was the vibe coming out of IMEX America in Las Vegas last week, even as some planners worry about trade tensions and a looming economic downturn.

Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

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Wearable Tech: The Future Of Experiential Events?

Wearable Tech: The Future Of Experiential Events?

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Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

It only makes sense that business travel — including meetings and conventions — would incorporate more aspects of the wellness movement. While industrywide changes are happening, it’s debatable whether they’ve made a real impact on the lives of business travelers yet.

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

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Meeting Planners Aim to Reduce Damage to Local Communities

Companies have realized that climate change dramatically affects their bottom line, and many are giving planners the go-ahead to address sustainability in a more meaningful way.

Meeting Planners Aim to Reduce Damage to Local Communities

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Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism

Planners are starting to embrace their role in addressing climate change — and are moving beyond just surface efforts to preserve the environment and local communities. This trend is an important one, and hopefully continues to pick up speed.

Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism

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Announcing Our Newest Acquisition: EventMB Is Now Part of the Skift Family

Skift has been covering the business of meetings and events for the last three years, and now with EventMB as part of our family, we become the largest independent media source in the events industry as well.

Announcing Our Newest Acquisition: EventMB Is Now Part of the Skift Family

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Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

Meeting organizers are pretty mixed on whether or not the Doral is a good fit for the summit. But even the ones who are in full support of the venue say it's impossible to take the politics out of it.

Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

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Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

The property is definitely large enough, and is located near an international airport. On the other hand, there are major internet security concerns, and the hotel is a little impersonal. Plus, is the political fallout really worth it?

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

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What’s In Store for Meeting Booking Engine Groups360?

After a significant investment, four major hotel companies now have a controlling interest in the booking engine Groups360. It's unclear if this sets it up for success — or failure.

What’s In Store for Meeting Booking Engine Groups360?