Articles tagged “meetings and events”

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.

4 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

Meeting and Event Planners: Skift Needs Your Help

Meeting and Event Planners: Skift Needs Your Help

Rafat Ali, Skift

How are today's best meeting and event planners creating unique experiences and innovative programs? Take our survey and let us know!

2 weeks ago

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can technology make meetings and events safer? The answer is yes, but there's far more we can — and should — be doing as well to ensure everyone's safety, from stricter gun laws to improved hospitality training.

3 weeks ago

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Sheryll Poe, Skift

It's not something a lot of people want to think about, but with large gatherings increasingly becoming a target for violent attacks, meeting and event planners have to step up their security tools and protocols.

3 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

The Unshakeable Value of Live Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Unshakeable Value of Live Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

The importance of face-to-face meetings and live events is more invaluable than ever.

2 months ago

Meeting Planners Will Face Challenge of Rising Attendance Costs in 2018

Meeting Planners Will Face Challenge of Rising Attendance Costs in 2018

Sheryll Poe, Skift

When it comes to attending a meeting or event in the year ahead, it really is a seller's market. Meanwhile, travel costs for attendees and planners are on the rise. Buckle up for increased spending.

2 months ago

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Event Planning — Meetings Innovation Report

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Event Planning — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will there ever be a day when last-minute event or meeting RSVPs are a thing of the past? Probably not.

2 months ago

A Win-Win for Meeting Planners and Sports Venues — Meetings Innovation Report

A Win-Win for Meeting Planners and Sports Venues — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sports venues are quickly becoming a preferred event venue of choice for groups that are looking for a memorable and unconventional meeting.

3 months ago

Planners Look to Sports Venues to Host Innovative and Immersive Events

Planners Look to Sports Venues to Host Innovative and Immersive Events

Sheryll Poe, Skift

The use of sports stadiums and parks for non-sporting events is a growing trend in the meetings and events industry, and professional sports teams that are eager to create additional revenue and leverage investments are promoting their state-of-the-art venues as a unique alternative for hosting conferences, trade shows, meetings, and events.

3 months ago

Appealing to Gen Z and Everyone Else — Meetings Innovation Report

Appealing to Gen Z and Everyone Else — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

While this week's Meetings Innovation Report takes a closer look at how to craft meetings for younger participants, from Generation Z to millennials, the truth is that all of these strategies make for more engaging, entertaining, and meaningful events.

3 months ago