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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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Business Travel

Event Tech Startups Aim for Attention at IMEX Frankfurt

The IMEXPitch contest does a great job showcasing new event tech in an easy-to-digest experience, but it needs a bigger stage.

Event Tech Startups Aim for Attention at IMEX Frankfurt

Meetings

What It Meant for Cleveland and Philadelphia to Win National Political Conventions

Philadelphia and Cleveland have invested heavily in their downtown districts and public-private partnerships, so they're viewing their two national political conventions as coming-out parties for the convention industry.

What It Meant for Cleveland and Philadelphia to Win National Political Conventions

Meetings

Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meeting Industry’s Economic Impact

Global Meetings Industry Day is an advocacy effort by hospitality and tourism companies to promote the value of face-to-face meetings, but there should be more focus on industry insight versus marketing-speak.

Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meeting Industry’s Economic Impact

Meetings

First Global Meetings Industry Day Kicks Off Tomorrow — Meetings Innovation Report

Tourism bureaus around the world are rallying their troops tomorrow to promote the economic impact of meetings and conventions with an unprecedented show of industry solidarity.

First Global Meetings Industry Day Kicks Off Tomorrow — Meetings Innovation Report

Business Travel

Cleveland’s Excitement for Republican Convention Crowds Wanes Because of Trump

Big events rarely offer the returns to cities to justify their costs. It's better to build a less high-profile stable of events that don't cost as much to pull off. Still, we'll be watching.

Cleveland’s Excitement for Republican Convention Crowds Wanes Because of Trump

Meetings

Charlotte Already Sees Impact of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Bill on Convention Business

Tourism bureaus in North Carolina are losing significant convention business due to the governor's new anti-LGBT law, so they need to start collecting as much data as possible to support a potential amendment.

Charlotte Already Sees Impact of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Bill on Convention Business

Meetings

London Is Promoting Its Intellectual Capital to Attract Conference Planners

The new "Capital of Cutting Edge" report is more of a positioning statement than research paper, describing why more conference planners should judge a city based on its intellectual capital.

London Is Promoting Its Intellectual Capital to Attract Conference Planners

Meetings

TEDx and the Rise of Community-Sourced Content — Meetings Innovation Report

The best conferences today combine live and virtual event platforms to leverage the collective knowledge of the community in an effort to drive brand reach globally.

TEDx and the Rise of Community-Sourced Content — Meetings Innovation Report

Hotels

MGM Resorts Launches New $100 Million Park on the Las Vegas Strip

Bringing the local desert environment into the Strip is a smart evolution for the MGM Resorts' user experience because it creates a unique new social environment for the city.

MGM Resorts Launches New $100 Million Park on the Las Vegas Strip

Meetings

TEDx Illustrates How Conferences Are Shifting From Event to Media Platforms

TED and TEDx are redefining conference design by marrying the signature live physical event with a grassroots, co-branded virtual network supplying video content in 170 countries.

TEDx Illustrates How Conferences Are Shifting From Event to Media Platforms