Articles tagged “meetings”

The Next Generation of Event Tech — Meetings Innovation Report

The Next Generation of Event Tech — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Figuring out the best technology tools to improve a meeting is hard. Experimentation, within reason, is one path to creating a more efficient planning process and a more dynamic event experience.

2 days ago

Complexity Increases for Meeting Planners as Digital Tools Evolve

Complexity Increases for Meeting Planners as Digital Tools Evolve

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Emerging technologies like facial recognition are still far off from hitting the mainstream of event technology. But for now, there are a variety of options that can help meeting planners become more efficient and improve the quality of their events.

3 days ago

CES and the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

CES and the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

CES keeps getting bigger and bigger, but the importance of face-to-face meetings remains a focus.

1 week ago

Virtual Tech Brings New Challenges — Meetings Innovation Report

Virtual Tech Brings New Challenges — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Virtual and hybrid meetings are growing in popularity, but smart planners need to develop a strategy that integrates live events and digital meetings into a cohesive program.

2 weeks ago

Virtual Meetings Need More Than a Flawless Livestream To Be Successful

Virtual Meetings Need More Than a Flawless Livestream To Be Successful

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

When attendees can leave your meeting with a click of the mouse, you'd better keep them engaged.

2 weeks ago

Travel and Events Are Becoming a Potent Blend — Meetings Innovation Report

Travel and Events Are Becoming a Potent Blend — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Backed by technology and out-of-the-box thinking, integrating travel management and meeting functions is becoming a thing — if territorial impulses don't get in the way.

4 weeks ago

Meeting Planning Is Reinventing Itself by Redefining Its Roles

Meeting Planning Is Reinventing Itself by Redefining Its Roles

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Convergence is trending among travel and event departments at big companies. Fueled by technology, it will only become more important to both sectors in the future if old-school thinking doesn't get in the way.

1 month ago

Interview: VisitBritain Chairman Steers Tourism Boom Through Brexit Uncertainties

Interview: VisitBritain Chairman Steers Tourism Boom Through Brexit Uncertainties

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tourism, along with business travel, is on the rise again in the UK due to a weak British pound and cheap flights. VisitBritain is trying to make the most of it despite the lingering ramifications of the political mess that is Brexit.

1 month ago

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Hailed as a panacea to streamline the bidding process that would make venues and meeting planners more productive, electronic requests for proposals still have a long way to go.

1 month ago

Meetings and Events Technology Alone Can’t Solve Accessibility Challenges

Meetings and Events Technology Alone Can’t Solve Accessibility Challenges

Sheryll Poe, Skift

People with disabilities are often overlooked by event spaces and meeting planners. A new wave of innovation and technology can help make meetings and events more accessible, but lasting change needs to start with a focus on increasing accessibility during the planning process.

2 months ago

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Cyber security is not a priority for most meeting planners, but experts warn that it’s just a matter of time before the industry is hit with a major breach. Both attendees and event professionals can take steps to protect themselves.

2 months ago

Planners Weigh in on the State of Meetings Technology Today

Planners Weigh in on the State of Meetings Technology Today

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Tech companies need to get out of the lab and test their products in the real world, meeting planners say.

2 months ago