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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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What London and San Francisco Know About Business and Innovation That Other Cities Don’t

The annual A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index shows destinations their competitive positioning on a worldwide basis to inform their strategy to attract more corporate investment and business events.

What London and San Francisco Know About Business and Innovation That Other Cities Don’t

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Is The Convention Industry Getting Trendy? — Meetings Innovation Report

Many of the emerging lifestyle trends in meetings and events that we've been discussing are starting to enter mainstream conversation. Meetings are becoming cool, seriously.

Is The Convention Industry Getting Trendy?  — Meetings Innovation Report

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Airbnb and the Solo Female Business Traveler

There are a lot of things that Airbnb hosts can do to make solo female business travelers feel more safe and comfortable, but there are also many female travelers who will never book an Airbnb alone.

Airbnb and the Solo Female Business Traveler

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The French Conference That’s Testing the Limits of Modern Event Design

By focusing on the theme of user experience, the one-day Dive:Event conference could spur a movement among companies toward more customer-centric innovation.

The French Conference That’s Testing the Limits of Modern Event Design

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Rethinking the Impact of Events on Destinations — Meetings Innovation Report

The impact of modern events can reach far beyond convention centers' walls. How to measure that impact is a new challenge, but it also can provide a new metric of success.

Rethinking the Impact of Events on Destinations — Meetings Innovation Report

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The 50 Best Global Meetings Destinations in the World

By making its destination rankings more global in scope, Cvent hopes to expand its brand identity, exposure, and reach worldwide.

The 50 Best Global Meetings Destinations in the World

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3 New Apps Reimagine the User Experience for Event, LGBT and Cultural Travel

In a world with so many travel apps of suspect value and necessity, these three platforms deliver real improvements for users in each of the three travel categories.

3 New Apps Reimagine the User Experience for Event, LGBT and Cultural Travel

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5 New Travel Startups Making Meetings and Events Smarter for Attendees and Planners

The future of meetings and events will become the present when event planners get their teams actually focused on the future and on the same page, which these startups aim to do.

5 New Travel Startups Making Meetings and Events Smarter for Attendees and Planners

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A Call For a New Meetings Industry Manifesto — Meetings Innovation Report

While a range of destinations from Manchester to Melbourne have developed their own road maps toward the future of business events, there is no overarching vision steering the larger meetings and events industry forward.

A Call For a New Meetings Industry Manifesto — Meetings Innovation Report

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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