Articles tagged “meetings and conventions”

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Finding the best speakers for a meeting or event involves much more than asking whether they’ll be entertaining or not. What really matters most is whether they’re interactive, sensitive, and most of all, relevant.

1 month ago

How the Meetings Industry Is Attempting to Redefine Its Value Proposition

How the Meetings Industry Is Attempting to Redefine Its Value Proposition

Greg Oates, Skift

The Joint Meetings Industry Council's "Iceberg" project is ambitious in terms of defining the value of the meetings industry more holistically, but there are a lot of challenges to provide the indepth case studies required to quantify that successfully.

2 months ago

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Greg Oates, Skift

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region's tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

2 months ago

German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research

German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research

Greg Oates, Skift

Germany has one of the most innovative business strategies and fresh content models to attract more international conferences by focusing on extensive research development and sector-specific industry expertise. But managing and delivering on those effectively and consistently comes with its growing pains.

6 months ago

Marriott Partners With TED Talks for In-Room, Social Media and Live Programming

Marriott Partners With TED Talks for In-Room, Social Media and Live Programming

Deanna Ting, Skift

All travelers can already access more than 2,200 TED Talks online. Marriott and TED will need to differentiate the content enough to make it compelling for guests and loyalty members to want to tap into, as well as market it effectively.

9 months ago

Las Vegas Will Get Its First Non-Stop Flights to Beijing in December

Las Vegas Will Get Its First Non-Stop Flights to Beijing in December

Greg Oates, Skift

The new Hainan Airlines service will help boost Las Vegas' gambling operations and drive higher convention attendance from Asia.

10 months ago

Democratic Delegates Cramming Philadelphia Hotel Rooms as Rates Soar

Democratic Delegates Cramming Philadelphia Hotel Rooms as Rates Soar

Dake Kang, Associated Press

We'd bet there are plenty of Democratic convention delegates staying in apartment and home rentals in Philly next week while many are sharing hotel rooms. Has the sharing economy made hotels soften their rates? Not much evidence of it yet.

10 months ago

Cleveland Tourism Cautiously Optimistic Midway Through Republican Convention

Cleveland Tourism Cautiously Optimistic Midway Through Republican Convention

Greg Oates, Skift

Destination Cleveland raised the bar on integrated web and social media content to promote the city to visiting delegates and convention planners around the globe.

10 months ago

Airbnb’s Potential Impact on Hotels During the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Airbnb’s Potential Impact on Hotels During the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Laila Kearney, Reuters

The upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions may prove to be ideal case studies for whether or not Airbnb can have the potential to disrupt lucrative hotel compression night rates. And if Airbnb does make a mark on hotel rates, hotels will have to seriously rethink their strategies around the monopoly they once had with citywide meetings and events.

11 months ago

Airbnb Explains Its Strategic Move Into the Meetings and Events Industry

Airbnb Explains Its Strategic Move Into the Meetings and Events Industry

Greg Oates, Skift

Airbnb can't compete directly with hotels for meetings business in terms of product, but it will be able to grab market share in the future by offering a degree of personalization that hotels can't match.

11 months ago

Airport Cities Are Knowledge Sharing Machines — Meetings Innovation Report

Airport Cities Are Knowledge Sharing Machines — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The city and convention of the future are international, interdisciplinary knowledge sharing machines marrying live and virtual engagement.

11 months ago

The Rise of Civic Tech and Its Impact on Meetings, Conventions and Tourism

The Rise of Civic Tech and Its Impact on Meetings, Conventions and Tourism

Greg Oates, Skift

The CitizenLab platform fills the need in conventions today for an affordable, scalable community engagement tool connecting conference delegates and exhibitors with local citizens and policy makers.

12 months ago