Atlantic City has the infrastructure for massive meetings, it just has a culture that likely can't make the necessary pivots to move into the future.
In an increasingly competitive market with a lot of quality product and emerging destinations, European convention bureaus are tapping their local knowledge economies to drive new business.
Vegas isn't used to numbers like this in recent years.
The convention of the future is a co-created hybrid mechanism of live and virtual engagement, fluidly connecting more people through more channels over longer periods of time to leverage the collective knowledge of the community.
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Hotels, tourism bureaus, meeting planners and delegates are having challenges keeping up with advances in event technology due to so many new platforms and providers arriving on the scene.
These hotel brands purport that they do not block guests' or meeting attendees' personal Wi-Fi networks, but many do require that guests are a part of their loyalty program in order to exchange email addresses for free service.
Tampa Convention Center is competing with much newer and, more importantly, technologically advanced spaces. Without improvements, it would quickly lose all business prospects.
Hosting national and global events and competition do attract visitors and create business, but they also include consider planning and costs that fewer and fewer destinations are willing to invest.
There's no longer a one-size-fits-all method to meetings. Smart hotels are looking to new ideas -- even if they're very old ideas like yoga -- to offer better options for planners and guests.