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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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Room-Block Perks for Conference Guests Need More Promotion

It turns out loyalty status and the power of the corporate card are a couple of reasons conference attendees don’t book inside a hotel block. Event organizers should do a better job informing attendees of the perks that come from booking with the group.

Room-Block Perks for Conference Guests Need More Promotion

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Flexible Meetings Remain Popular Even as Costs Increase

Meetings designed around flexible spaces are a great idea, but they increase both cost and complexity for planners who may not have the proper resources to make the most of them.

Flexible Meetings Remain Popular Even as Costs Increase

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Demand for Flexible Meeting Spaces Increases, But Who Can Pay for Them?

Venues are enticing meeting planners with innovative and technology-driven flexible meeting spaces. Meeting planners have embraced these creative spaces but a major challenge remains: budget.

Demand for Flexible Meeting Spaces Increases, But Who Can Pay for Them?

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Is Co-Working More Than a Gimmick?

As co-working companies push further into the traditional meetings and events space, some in the hotel business say there's no replacement for the quality that traditional hospitality companies provide.

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Forget Gimmicks, Relationships Matter to Event Planners

It may be old-fashioned, but all the technology and marketing in the world can't beat a strong personal relationship between a destination and meeting planners.

Forget Gimmicks, Relationships Matter to Event Planners

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Destinations Still Rely on Relationships to Attract Events

Some convention and visitor bureaus have turned to technology gimmicks and other new methods to highlight their destination’s finest attributes but personal relationships and experience remain vital. Relationships really do matter.

Destinations Still Rely on Relationships to Attract Events

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Eventbrite’s International Growth Hits Major Snag

Going global in the events sector is tough. Eventbrite has the added pressure of being a public company, and investors have soured on the company's potential despite its ambitious plans for a global event technology platform.

Eventbrite’s International Growth Hits Major Snag

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Eventbrite Off to Fragile Start as Public Company With Revenue Concerns

Is the bottom falling out for Eventbrite? Not really, but it needs to turn a corner soon to make investors more confident in its future. It takes time and money to build a global platform, and it looks like Eventbrite could be running out of time.

Eventbrite Off to Fragile Start as Public Company With Revenue Concerns

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Dealing With Increased Choice at Events

As conference programming becomes more complex, attendees need suggestions of how to pick the most rewarding path. Personalization through mobile apps is just one way to reduce friction going forward.

Dealing With Increased Choice at Events

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Overwhelmed Conference Attendees Crave Personalized Recommendations

Conference-goers feel overwhelmed by making choices about which sessions to attend and who to network with. Digital tools featuring personalization can help smooth over these pain points.

Overwhelmed Conference Attendees Crave Personalized Recommendations