Articles tagged “meeting planners”

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Why Downtown Kansas City Is a Creative Crossroads for Business and Leisure Travel

Why Downtown Kansas City Is a Creative Crossroads for Business and Leisure Travel

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Kansas City’s renaissance has made it a compelling destination for meeting planners who want to provide their attendees with not only top-notch convention infrastructure, but rich art and cultural experiences and next-level culinary offerings.

2 weeks ago

Meeting Planners Anticipate Rough Year in 2020

Meeting Planners Anticipate Rough Year in 2020

Chris Ryall, Skift

Tight budgets, competition, needy clients, last-minute requests, and unresponsive venues rise to the top of the list of challenges planners need to tackle in 2019. They anticipate tougher times next year.

1 month ago

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Kansas City’s New Convention Infrastructure Proves Its Commitment to Meetings and Events

Kansas City’s New Convention Infrastructure Proves Its Commitment to Meetings and Events

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Kansas City has developed into a prime meeting destination through its smartly connected infrastructure, innovative, yet accessible amenities, and a downtown that doubles as an urban playground.

2 months ago

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How Fort Worth is Connecting Meeting Planners and Local Innovators in High-Growth Sectors

How Fort Worth is Connecting Meeting Planners and Local Innovators in High-Growth Sectors

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Different sectors in advanced and creative industries in Fort Worth work together to support the city’s rise on the national scene.

8 months ago

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How Meeting and Event Planners Can Master Smart Revenue Management

How Meeting and Event Planners Can Master Smart Revenue Management

IDeaS Revenue Solutions + Skift

Until recently, the meeting and event industry was playing a game of catch-up when it came to revenue management. But thanks to new available industry-specific tools, developing a well-executed revenue management strategy is a lot more attainable than it once was.

8 months ago

Latin America Meeting Planners Focus on Experience Creation

Latin America Meeting Planners Focus on Experience Creation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Latin American event planners think that technology will become vital to their efforts in the future. They also know that crafting memorable experiences is necessary to proving the true value of an event to stakeholders.

9 months ago

Meeting Planners Turn to Mobile Tools for Event Sourcing

Meeting Planners Turn to Mobile Tools for Event Sourcing

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate confidence is high, so more meetings are taking place offsite. This is putting pressure on planners to source and plan events more efficiently, so many are turning to mobile tools to help.

11 months ago

Travel Managers and Meeting Planners Need to Work Closer Together

Travel Managers and Meeting Planners Need to Work Closer Together

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Technology can empower meeting planners, but it can also lead to daunting integration problems with other aspects of corporate travel. Riding the fine line between solving problems and creating new ones remains an issue that won't be solved soon.

1 year ago

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Skift Video: Transforming an Airplane Hangar Into an Immersive Event Space

Skift Video: Transforming an Airplane Hangar Into an Immersive Event Space

The Venetian Resort + Skift

During the IMEX America conference, The Venetian created a “bucket list moment” by hosting a party in an airplane hangar.

1 year ago

Meeting Planners Face a Daunting Challenge in Rising Food and Beverage Costs

Meeting Planners Face a Daunting Challenge in Rising Food and Beverage Costs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Spending as a result of U.S. meetings and events has steadily increased since 2009, and it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon, according to new research. Spending on food and beverage likewise isn't easing up at all.

1 year ago

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Introducing ‘City Within a City: Inside The Venetian’ Video Series

Introducing ‘City Within a City: Inside The Venetian’ Video Series

The Venetian Resort + Skift

We teamed up with The Venetian during the Money2020 and IMEX conferences to explore this 'city within a city' and discover how meeting planners can best use this customizable space.

1 year ago

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Hailed as a panacea to streamline the bidding process that would make venues and meeting planners more productive, electronic requests for proposals still have a long way to go.

2 years ago