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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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Is It Time for a Meetings Industry Reboot?  

The business of meetings and events isn't easy to define, and planners are still struggling to get a seat at the board table. Is that about to change?

Is It Time for a Meetings Industry Reboot?  

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Creative Ways Meetings Properties Are Addressing Staffing Issues

From video dramatizations showcasing their workplace culture to covering commuting costs for new hires, hotels are using innovative strategies to position themselves as employers of choice in the midst of a historically tight labor market.

Creative Ways Meetings Properties Are Addressing Staffing Issues

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Rethinking Event Accessibility

When it comes to events that get it right when it comes to accessibility, those that have done it well have often been lucky and have rarely proactively sought out a venue or location with accessibility in mind.

Rethinking Event Accessibility

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Meeting Spaces Evolve to Accommodate Hybrid Work Demands

In a world where the word pivot took on new dimensions two years ago, the concept of hybrid meetings has followed suit. Investment in new technology and flexible spaces allows venues to host attendees from anywhere, putting fuel back into the tank of an events industry that needs it. 

Meeting Spaces Evolve to Accommodate Hybrid Work Demands

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How to Combat the Rising Cost of Meetings 

Skyrocketing costs are putting unprecedented pressure on meeting and event professionals to stay on budget and still produce successful events. However, there are ways to alleviate the added costs. 

How to Combat the Rising Cost of Meetings 

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Intuitive Event Tech

Andrew Pearson is the chief marketing officer at Webex Events (formerly Socio) and has an impressive track record of scaling SaaS companies, now operating in the event tech space.

Intuitive Event Tech

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Can Virtual Speakers Meet the Expectations of Meeting Planners? 

To assume a virtual speaking experience is the same as in-person is a mistake. However, virtual speaking does not mean compromises need to be made in terms of success.

Can Virtual Speakers Meet the Expectations of Meeting Planners? 

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Move Over Stilettos: Sneakers Make a Statement

Sneakers are taking over the convention center floor, making a statement while boosting comfort, confidence, and brand awareness. Are they be part of the new dress code for business events? 

Move Over Stilettos: Sneakers Make a Statement

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New Las Vegas Integrated Casino Resort One Step Closer to Reality

The Las Vegas Strip is one step closer to getting a new hotel-casino complex. Billionaire Tilman Fertitta got the green light from the Clark County Zoning Commission to build a 43-story, 2,420-room development at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard.

New Las Vegas Integrated Casino Resort One Step Closer to Reality

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Innovation as the Driving Force Behind Sustainable Growth

This episode of the Event Manager podcast features Angeles Moreno, Country Manager Spain at AIM Group International, which focuses on specialized European event management.

Innovation as the Driving Force Behind Sustainable Growth