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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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Meetings

Millennial Trends Review, Smart Hotels and Cool Event Tech in Skift MeetingsIQ

Millennial Trends Review, Smart Hotels and Cool Event Tech in Skift MeetingsIQ

Business Travel

The Biggest Thing We Learned About Millennials in Meetings in 2015

Dramatic socio-economic and political events over the last 15 years have formed the priorities for Millennials more than the advent of digital technology.

The Biggest Thing We Learned About Millennials in Meetings in 2015

Meetings

Skift MeetingsIQ: Glasgow Trends, St. Louis and Baltimore CEOs, Microsoft HoloLens

As 2015 comes to a close, here are some of the most disruptive trends that have impacted destination meetings and event technology development over the year.

Skift MeetingsIQ: Glasgow Trends, St. Louis and Baltimore CEOs, Microsoft HoloLens

Meetings

2016 Meeting Trends According to One of Europe’s Best Convention Cities

Glasgow is drawing record numbers of convention attendees by continually expanding and engaging its local knowledge base to strategically add value to business events.

2016 Meeting Trends According to One of Europe’s Best Convention Cities

Media and PR

Microsoft Pitches Its New HoloLens as Evolution of Augmented Reality

The applications for tourism are a long way off, but Microsoft's HoloLens has the potential to impact the travel user experience by providing contextual information with immersive 3D holographic storytelling.

Microsoft Pitches Its New HoloLens as Evolution of Augmented Reality

Meetings

St. Louis and Baltimore Tourism CEOs on How Their Cities Responded to Riots

The St. Louis and Baltimore tourism bureaus used digital content wisely to protect their visitor economies during social unrest. Now they're attempting to use those same advocacy skills to help rebuild and strengthen their local communities to varying degrees of success.

St. Louis and Baltimore Tourism CEOs on How Their Cities Responded to Riots

Meetings

Skift MeetingsIQ: Zurich and Germany CEOs, IHG Incentives, Rise of Dubai and Qatar

European tourism bureaus and hotels are leading the meetings industry this week in terms of thought leadership around smarter cities and the rise of incentive travel bookings.

Skift MeetingsIQ: Zurich and Germany CEOs, IHG Incentives, Rise of Dubai and Qatar

Meetings

Interview: Zurich Tourism CEO on the Future of Marketing Smart Cities

Understanding the value of digital connectivity and strategy in smart cities, Zurich Tourism is helping its destination partners drive new business with sophisticated digital tools.

Interview: Zurich Tourism CEO on the Future of Marketing Smart Cities

Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Europe Pivots Back to Promoting Incentive Travel

North American companies are investing more in incentive travel programs across Europe, so travel brands like InterContinental are attempting to capture that with compelling content, with varying degrees of success.

InterContinental Hotels Europe Pivots Back to Promoting Incentive Travel

Business Travel

The Lifestyle Hotel Collection That’s Courting the Meetings Industry

An independent lifestyle hotel collection specifically geared for corporate meetings seems like an inspired idea. The challenges include building brand awareness and convincing corporate procurement departments to work with independent hotels.

The Lifestyle Hotel Collection That’s Courting the Meetings Industry