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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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Hamburg Is Becoming Europe’s Most Ambitious Urban Design Capital

As Europe's largest urban redevelopment project, HafenCity is attracting top architects and planners, but will it attract tourists?

Hamburg Is Becoming Europe’s Most Ambitious Urban Design Capital

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5 Reasons Why Tourism Is Poised to Explode in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

While the United Arab Emirates diversifies its economy by leveraging its location as a global air axis, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are aggressively preparing for visitor numbers that will dwarf those of today.

5 Reasons Why Tourism Is Poised to Explode in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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Montreal’s Brainy C2MTL Event Is Defining the Creative Conference

By focusing as much on the conference user experience and content delivery platforms as the content itself, C2MTL is rewriting the rules of conference management and having a lot of fun in the process.

Montreal’s Brainy C2MTL Event Is Defining the Creative Conference

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Manchester Spent 15 Years Building a ‘Smart City,’ Now It Wants Tourists

Manchester is poised to lead a new era of global cities positioning themselves as thought leaders integrating business, tech, academia and culture as a unified travel package for business, leisure and group market segments.

Manchester Spent 15 Years Building a ‘Smart City,’ Now It Wants Tourists

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The New High-Tech Convention Center That’s the Future of the Meetings Industry

The push for more high-tech, design-conscious convention centers is becoming a competitive advantage for cities going after high-tech, design-conscious delegations.

The New High-Tech Convention Center That’s the Future of the Meetings Industry

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The Rise of Outdoor Events in the Hotel Industry

Larger health-wellness-adventure trends are driving the move towards more outdoors events and meetings in the hospitality industry.

The Rise of Outdoor Events in the Hotel Industry

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The Meetings Industry Uses Wellness As a Differentiator

There's no longer a one-size-fits-all method to meetings. Smart hotels are looking to new ideas -- even if they're very old ideas like yoga -- to offer better options for planners and guests.

The Meetings Industry Uses Wellness As a Differentiator

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How Technology is Completely Upending the Meetings Industry

Are the meeting planners and hospitality executives jumping on these trends fast enough? Understand the trends, get the report.

How Technology is Completely Upending the Meetings Industry

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New Skift Trends Report: The Future of Meetings in Hospitality

Hospitality brands responded to the threat to the meetings industry by innovating and ditching the one-size-fits all approach. Find out where things are headed next.

New Skift Trends Report: The Future of Meetings in Hospitality

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Hotel Room Keys That Double as Gift Cards Are the Next Big Meeting Trend

Other hotel brands should copy Sheraton's ideas as a way to attract meetings and conventions and build deeper marketing partnerships with local businesses.

Hotel Room Keys That Double as Gift Cards Are the Next Big Meeting Trend