Articles tagged “meetings and events”

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Downtown Phoenix Evolves as a Knowledge Platform to Co-create Innovative Conferences

Downtown Phoenix Evolves as a Knowledge Platform to Co-create Innovative Conferences

Visit Phoenix + Skift

Downtown Phoenix is an established and spirited meetings destination due to significant infrastructure investments in recent years. Building on that, the public and private sectors are now collaborating more intentionally to connect meeting planners with the region's thought leaders in technology, healthcare, and other advanced industries.

3 weeks ago

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Skift Video: How The Venetian Designs Personalized Experiences for Event Attendees

Skift Video: How The Venetian Designs Personalized Experiences for Event Attendees

The Venetian + Skift

Today’s meeting planners are reckoning with the rising expectations of attendees who “want it all,” whether that’s networking, education, entertainment, and fun. Only a select handful of event venues like The Venetian are capable of delivering on that promise.

4 weeks ago

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Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Greg Oates, SkiftX

This conference planner sums it up best: “So many times an organization comes into a city, invades it for a few days, and then leaves. For us, we relied on the universities, pulling their knowledge and access to people, to create what we hope is a long-lasting conversation about the future of cities between us and the people of Glasgow.”

1 month ago

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Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The mayor and economic development leaders in Washington, D.C. are using SXSW as a platform to promote how the city supports female and minority entrepreneurs, more so than most U.S. cities.

1 month 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 + Skift

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

2 months ago

Bridging the Digital Divide for Meetings and Events

Bridging the Digital Divide for Meetings and Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While augmented reality and holograms are the sexy new technologies in the event space, the overall integration of digital tools with physical events is still undergoing a period of transformation.

2 months ago

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Portland Embraces Its Local Maker Culture to Win Over Meeting Planners

Portland Embraces Its Local Maker Culture to Win Over Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Travel Portland's convention sales team is promoting the idea that "individuals attract individuals" to show conference planners how the city celebrates a diverse spectrum of local makers with a unique and creative point of view.

2 months ago

Thought Leadership Conferences Target High-End Travelers

Thought Leadership Conferences Target High-End Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

Nowadays, luxury travel is all about discovering new frontiers. It's not just about expanding physical and geographic boundaries. The travel cognoscenti are "brain dating" around the world in order to stretch their minds.

2 months ago

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Nashville’s Convention Business is Booming Thanks to Its Music Industry Branding Strategy

Nashville’s Convention Business is Booming Thanks to Its Music Industry Branding Strategy

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Nashville's rise as a trendy convention destination illustrates why city branding should focus on the individual stories and spirit of the local community and indie entrepreneurs to help differentiate the urban visitor experience.

2 months ago

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Holland Wants to Attract More Conventions to Dutch Cities Not Called Amsterdam

Holland Wants to Attract More Conventions to Dutch Cities Not Called Amsterdam

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The "HollandCity" vision capitalizes on the close proximity of Holland's largest urban centers, much like New York City's boroughs, to provide conference organizers with a more holistic overview of the country's major industry clusters.

2 months ago

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Skift Trends Report: The Rise of Midsize Cities in the Meetings Industry

Skift Trends Report: The Rise of Midsize Cities in the Meetings Industry

IMEX Group + Skift

Meeting planners are looking toward midsize cities to host their programs, meaning that for some destinations, being a midsize city is no longer necessarily a negative for attracting events. Download our latest report to learn more.

2 months ago

Refreshed Destinations Want to Attract Large Corporate Events

Refreshed Destinations Want to Attract Large Corporate Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Convention centers across the U.S. have worked to refresh and develop their offerings as business has increased in recent years. Now they're looking to attract large corporate events across multiple venues instead of traditional consumer-facing events and conventions.

2 months ago