Articles tagged “meetings and conventions”

Preparing for the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Preparing for the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Events thrive on human interaction and connection. Going forward, we're going to examine the ways in which technology can enhance this dynamic and how smart players across the industry are evolving to meet the needs of their attendees.

6 days ago

Visit Scotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

Visit Scotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

Greg Oates, Skift

Scotland's government and convention bureau want meeting planners, especially those in the U.S., to grasp that there's cutting-edge innovation in advanced industries taking place in the UK outside London.

6 days ago

The Current State of Event Technology — Meetings Innovation Report

The Current State of Event Technology — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Technology can be a benefit, but it can also be a pain point when it comes to organizing and executing a meeting. Planners weigh in on what frustrates them most, and offer some solutions.

2 weeks ago

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit Seattle is positioning itself as a broker of innovation, versus a sales conduit for meeting space, by introducing meeting planners nationwide to some of the world's most advanced companies.

4 weeks ago

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Greg Oates, Skift

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau is actively selling for 2018 meetings and conventions despite the fallout from Hurricane Maria, but with the rebuilding efforts, the island should reposition itself more as a hub of industry innovation rather than just a U.S. tropical paradise.

1 month ago

Tourism and Economic Impact of Republican Convention — Even Researchers Can’t Agree

Tourism and Economic Impact of Republican Convention — Even Researchers Can’t Agree

Associated Press

One of the other short-term impacts that Cleveland's tourism industry must address is whether it wants to be known as a bastion of conservative values. It's usually a bad idea to mix politics and destination marketing.

4 months ago

Millennials Are Attending Events in Droves Because of Fear of Missing Out

Millennials Are Attending Events in Droves Because of Fear of Missing Out

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Millennials value experiences over things, so getting them to your event is easy. But once they're there, will they look up from their phones long enough to engage?

4 months ago

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.

7 months 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.

7 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.

8 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.

12 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.

1 year ago