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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

Conference Attendees Get Relief as FCC Fines Wi-Fi Provider for Blocking Personal Hotspots

This is another step on the road toward Wi-Fi access becoming a free and open utility, and a right. Until the laws catch up with the times it appears we can expect more battles like this for the foreseeable future.

Conference Attendees Get Relief as FCC Fines Wi-Fi Provider for Blocking Personal Hotspots

Meetings

Visit Anaheim Uses Consumer Marketing Strategies To Sway Business Stakeholders

It is surprising that more tourism bureaus don't leverage the power of video to illustrate their economic impact.

Visit Anaheim Uses Consumer Marketing Strategies To Sway Business Stakeholders

Meetings

Tourism Vancouver’s Ongoing Effort to Use Video to Convince Meeting Planners

The level of thought leadership and production values in these videos creates an impressive package that positions Vancouver as a convention city of brains and beauty.

Tourism Vancouver’s Ongoing Effort to Use Video to Convince Meeting Planners

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

Meetings

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

Hotels

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

Meetings

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

Meetings

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

Meetings

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

Meetings

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