Articles tagged “meetings and conventions”

A List of Trade Fairs and Conferences in Asia Affected by Coronavirus

A List of Trade Fairs and Conferences in Asia Affected by Coronavirus

Reuters

The list is likely to get longer if current conditions and travel warnings continue.

5 days ago

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These Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Downtown Phoenix — and Capturing the Attention of Meeting Planners

These Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Downtown Phoenix — and Capturing the Attention of Meeting Planners

Visit Phoenix + Skift

Entrepreneurs are opening dynamic businesses across Phoenix, generating additional momentum for the meeting-friendly destination. As event professionals look for more interesting cities and venues that embrace diversity, they’ll no doubt give fast-developing Greater Phoenix a closer look.

3 months ago

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

As Skift first reported in September, meetings and events planners found President Trump's decision to host the G7 summit at his own resort flawed in numerous ways. A little over a month later, backlash to the choice has forced the hard-headed president to reverse course.

4 months ago

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many hoteliers will be watching what Cendyn's new president, Tim Sullivan, does to grow his company's software suite, which offers tools for automated marketing, business intelligence, and group sales management. Can it fend off competitors?

8 months 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

Visit KC + Skift

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.

10 months ago

D.C. Faces Tall Task of Boosting International Convention Business in Trump Era

D.C. Faces Tall Task of Boosting International Convention Business in Trump Era

Dan Peltier, Skift

D.C.'s convention business projections aren't looking good. As a political epicenter, dealing with how convention planners respond to politics is not new for the city but the current administration makes it a particularly tough sell.

1 year ago

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

Jing Travel

Visitation from China declined in the first half of 2017, which makes the role of individual destination marketing organizations even more crucial. New York City has a multi-layered approach, which includes targeting convention business.

2 years ago

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations like Miami and Anaheim aren't turning their backs on the leisure travel business that they grew up on. But they also don't want their leisure reputations to overshadow their new convention center capabilities. That means they and other destinations are following new strategies to grow business travel.

2 years ago

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The UK has weathered the storm since Brexit, becoming a more attractive place to hold meetings and events. Affordable prices, along with growing high-tech and creative industries, are driving the destination into the future.

2 years ago

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's still plenty of innovation to come to the meetings industry planning process.

2 years ago

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Accessibility should become an integral part of the planning process for planners and event spaces alike. New technologies alone won't fix these shortcomings.

2 years ago

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cybersecurity comes in many forms. Event planners and venues need to do more protect their systems, but attendees can also shield their personal and business information with a little effort.

2 years ago