Articles tagged “meetings and events”

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How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups

How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups

Visit San Antonio + Skift

The City of San Antonio is investing heavily in the downtown core and adjacent neighborhoods to provide more opportunities for residents and convention attendees to explore the area and engage with each other’s communities.

6 days ago

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Why Hamburg is Europe’s Most Innovative City for Meetings and Events

Why Hamburg is Europe’s Most Innovative City for Meetings and Events

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Hamburg is home to Europe's largest urban redevelopment, which the city and convention bureau are leveraging as a test laboratory for the future of urban mobility, livability, placemaking, and community engagement.

6 days ago

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Skift Trend Report: How Technology is Disrupting the Multibillion Dollar Meetings Industry

Skift Trend Report: How Technology is Disrupting the Multibillion Dollar Meetings Industry

Cvent + Skift

Our latest report dives into how hoteliers are embracing digital transformation to create direct relationships with meeting planners, optimize the group sales and marketing process, and lower the overall cost of group acquisition. Download the report to learn more!

2 weeks ago

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Audiovisual Firm Shines a Spotlight on Event Production

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Audiovisual Firm Shines a Spotlight on Event Production

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Roll up, roll up, roll up! No, that's not a lyric from a song by either The Struts or Fitz and the Tantrums. That's instead the call of Blackstone, which has bought events tech provider PSAV with a likely plan of creating more roll-up mergers with similar vendors.

1 month ago

Marriott Still Working Through Starwood Integration Two Years After Deal

Marriott Still Working Through Starwood Integration Two Years After Deal

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can Marriott hold onto hotel owners and SPG elites? That was the underlying question on many analysts' minds during Marriott's second quarter earnings call. After all, the bigger you are, the harder you have to fall, right? But the world's largest hotel company, not surprisingly, doesn't see things that way.

1 month ago

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SkiftX Webinar: How Technology Is Disrupting the $565 Billion Meetings & Events Industry

SkiftX Webinar: How Technology Is Disrupting the $565 Billion Meetings & Events Industry

Cvent + Skift

Register for our next webinar on October 10, 1-2 p.m. EST, when we'll dive into the recent disruptions within the meetings and events industry that are forcing hoteliers to rethink how they attract meeting planners.

1 month ago

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Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions

Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions

Greg Oates, SkiftX

PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat is guiding the meetings and events industry toward a future where conventions are better leveraged as platforms for long-term economic development and inclusive social progress.

2 months ago

Evolving to Meet Event Planner Needs

Evolving to Meet Event Planner Needs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

An arms race is on in the event technology sector as established players look to take on Cvent while embracing emerging technologies. This is good news for meeting planners and other event professionals, bringing an array of choices to a sector that is consolidated at the top.

2 months ago

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New Skift Report: The Rise of Design Thinking in Meetings and Events

New Skift Report: The Rise of Design Thinking in Meetings and Events

The Venetian + Skift

When someone says “event design,” a lot of meeting planners still think about table centerpieces and drapery. But event design is actually about how we structure events at every step of the creative process to achieve specific objectives. Download the report to learn more.

2 months ago

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

Laura Powell, Skift

As we have seen in recent years, new multi-use developments can have transformative effects on under-utilized sections of major cities. Zurich is banking on The Circle to create a new reason for tourists to visit the city.

2 months ago

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Downtown Albuquerque Is a Meeting Planner Portal to the Future of Innovation

Downtown Albuquerque Is a Meeting Planner Portal to the Future of Innovation

Visit Albuquerque + Skift

The new Innovate ABQ building in the Albuquerque Innovation District provides a one-stop shop for meeting planners to connect with local thought leaders in high-tech industries and some of the most advanced scientific research in the country.

2 months ago

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The Rise of the Las Vegas Innovation District

The Rise of the Las Vegas Innovation District

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority + Skift

In this Skift report, we examine how Las Vegas is evolving as a hub of creative, cultural, and social innovation, and how meeting planners are going beyond the convention center to tap into local expertise in order to provide more enriching, productive conferences.

3 months ago