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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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19 Event Planning Checklists that Actually Help

Whether you've planned 200 events or you're just starting, we can both agree on one thing: event planning is hard work.

19 Event Planning Checklists that Actually Help

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Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events

Ask nearly any event organizer about attendee engagement, and they'll say it's a top priority. Despite this, most have not invested in the right technology to track and analyze attendee behavior.

Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events

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The Events Industry Has a Blind Spot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

If you can't first measure engagement, then it's hard to improve it. Digital tracking devices are a good investment for planners and something to add to their toolbox, along with mobile apps and surveys.

The Events Industry Has a Blind Spot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

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Finding the Right Venue Still Plagues Meeting Planners Despite Digital Tools

Most planners still have a hard time sourcing and booking the right venue for an event. High costs and rude salespeople are only a couple of the obstacles they face despite new technology aimed to help ease the process.

Finding the Right Venue Still Plagues Meeting Planners Despite Digital Tools

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Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

The hotel industry has had a tough time improving the painful process of selling event space and room blocks to meeting planners. Perhaps this deal is a sign the sector is finally ready to invest in meaningful change to help repair the ecosystem.

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

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Eventbrite’s Struggles Deepen as a Public Company

One has to wonder whether Eventbrite's struggles as a public company will make the event-tech sector less attractive to investors in the future.

Eventbrite’s Struggles Deepen as a Public Company

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Eventbrite Makes Much-Needed Progress on Ticketfly Integration

Investors will be able to breathe a sigh of relief once the event and ticketing platform finally absorbs all of Ticketfly's clients.

Eventbrite Makes Much-Needed Progress on Ticketfly Integration

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Companies Have Started Tracking Meetings. What Changed?

While this shift is well under way, it's still early days. Many companies are trying to figure out basic information, like how many meetings they have in a year.

Companies Have Started Tracking Meetings. What Changed?

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Corporate Group Bookings Decline for 2020: Cvent Data

This report is worrying, especially since other industry players are starting to say the same thing.

Corporate Group Bookings Decline for 2020: Cvent Data

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The Era of Ignoring Simple Meetings Is Over

Beyond savings, companies can get rich data from tracking these meetings, which is key for improving their events going forward.

The Era of Ignoring Simple Meetings Is Over