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The Manifesto for a New Generation of Meetings and Conventions

The meetings industry doesn't really have a cohesive vision moving forward. All of the individual pieces are there, so we designed a framework to bring everything together in a succinct unifying theory.

The Manifesto for a New Generation of Meetings and Conventions

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Skift CMO Interviews: Las Vegas Invests in Virtual Reality, Lifestyle Content to Attract Conventions

Destinations have traditionally undervalued the ability of meetings-specific website content to drive convention attendance, but Las Vegas is attempting to do just that with an integrated, high-tech content delivery platform.

Skift CMO Interviews: Las Vegas Invests in Virtual Reality, Lifestyle Content to Attract Conventions

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The Association Industry Wants to Change How Conventions Drive New Business

The trade association sector needs something like the Xperience Design Project to pivot how organizations develop new business and engage their members better at industry events.

The Association Industry Wants to Change How Conventions Drive New Business

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Trade Association Events Enter the 21st Century — Meetings Innovation Report

The big trade associations are realizing they need to dramatically shake things up at their live events if they want to remain relevant to Millennials, or anyone for that matter.

Trade Association Events Enter the 21st Century — Meetings Innovation Report

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Paris, DMAI and Cvent Evolve Their 2016 Strategies — Meetings Innovation Report

The biggest players in the convention industry are pivoting their operations to align with evolving digital platform trends, including the rise of the sharing economy.

Paris, DMAI and Cvent Evolve Their 2016 Strategies — Meetings Innovation Report

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Airbnb and the Sharing Economy Are Energizing the Knowledge Economy

Airbnb and other room-sharing companies have the ability to drive increased attendance to conventions, but there seems to be a lack of awareness among many planners about the overall user experience and value proposition.

Airbnb and the Sharing Economy Are Energizing the Knowledge Economy

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Interview: Rethinking Destination Marketing in the Age of Better Data and Airbnb

According to DMAI's new CEO, the organization needs to package its destination marketing products better, and improve its promotion of signature digital tools like DestinationNEXT.

Interview: Rethinking Destination Marketing in the Age of Better Data and Airbnb

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What’s Next for Cvent and Meetings Following Its $1.65 Billion Acquisition?

The future of Cvent is going to focus on international, multilingual expansion and new digital tools to integrate event management and brand marketing.

What’s Next for Cvent and Meetings Following Its $1.65 Billion Acquisition?

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Interview: Paris Convention Bureau Responds to Post-Attack Challenges

Conference organizers are reaching out to the Paris Convention Bureau more than in the past few months, but the numbers are still significantly below 2015.

Interview: Paris Convention Bureau Responds to Post-Attack Challenges

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Raleigh Convention Bureau: $3 Million Lost in LGBT Law Cancellations

While the mounting economic losses in North Carolina's convention industry are significant, the damage to the state's tourism brand reputation is also expanding by the day.

Raleigh Convention Bureau: $3 Million Lost in LGBT Law Cancellations