Articles tagged “Meetings Mean Business”

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a growing conversation in the U.S. about how city governments and convention bureaus can better pool their resources to promote their local startup and research communities to convention organizers.

2 years ago

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Cities Lack Research to Determine Long-Term Economic Impacts of Conventions

Cities Lack Research to Determine Long-Term Economic Impacts of Conventions

Meetings Mean Business + Skift

City governments and convention bureaus would love to better understand the long-term economic impacts that conventions in advanced industries deliver to their cities, but there are a lot of challenges trying to establish metrics and tracking methodologies to accomplish that.

2 years ago

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Free Report: Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

Free Report: Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

Meetings Mean Business + Skift

The meetings and conventions industry is evolving into a global innovation distribution channel. The challenge is mapping and measuring those long-term impacts.

2 years ago

The Meetings Industry Will Be More Sophisticated When the Next Backlash Comes

The Meetings Industry Will Be More Sophisticated When the Next Backlash Comes

Greg Oates, Skift

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has built a strong war chest of advocacy materials supporting the value of face-to-face meetings, but incoming co-chair Paul Van Deventer says industry organizations should work more closely together to drive global growth.

2 years ago

The Meetings Industry Is Launching a New Advocacy Campaign, But Will it Work?

The Meetings Industry Is Launching a New Advocacy Campaign, But Will it Work?

Greg Oates, Skift

The new Meetings Mean Business ad campaign is timed to coincide with the national political conventions to impress upon governments that they should support hospitality and tourism's efforts to attract meetings and conventions.

3 years ago

Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meeting Industry’s Economic Impact

Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meeting Industry’s Economic Impact

Greg Oates, Skift

Global Meetings Industry Day is an advocacy effort by hospitality and tourism companies to promote the value of face-to-face meetings, but there should be more focus on industry insight versus marketing-speak.

3 years ago

How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions

How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions

Greg Oates, Skift

Since Meetings Mean Business launched in January 2014 with industry-wide representation (except for the airlines), the coalition has become a valuable resource for industry research. The next phase includes getting non-industry CEOs to advocate for the value of meetings, finally ending the millennial conversation, and partnering with new tech and sharing companies.

3 years ago

Why the Meetings Industry Doesn’t Understand Millennial or Modern Needs

Why the Meetings Industry Doesn’t Understand Millennial or Modern Needs

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a huge gap today in the meetings industry between ideation and implementation when it comes to next generation meeting design and event technology.

4 years ago