Articles tagged “meetings”

Introducing Meeting Planners Guide To Best Keynote Speakers 2017

Introducing Meeting Planners Guide To Best Keynote Speakers 2017

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Great speakers can make or break an event. But what tips can meeting planners use to ensure they identify the best talent? And who are some of the top speakers generating buzz in the events world today? Meeting Planners Guide To Best Keynote Speakers 2017 is an attempt to answer these questions.

1 month ago

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Bringing more multicultural groups to a destination for meetings and events isn’t just good business. It's also good for local communities and future tourism, too.

3 months ago

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas’ Latest Winning Streak

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas’ Latest Winning Streak

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

With gambling revenue in steady decline, meetings and events have become extremely important for Las Vegas resorts.

3 months ago

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Skift Video: How Meeting Planners Can Rethink Event Design

Skift Video: How Meeting Planners Can Rethink Event Design

Bellagio + ARIA + Skift

SkiftX went to Bellagio and ARIA in Las Vegas to get a behind-the-scenes look of how a major corporate event comes to life and how smart meeting planners are thinking about the future of event design.

3 months ago

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Brian Mahoney and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

The state's bathroom bill law was primarily aimed at preventing cities from banning broader discrimination. That's still partially in place, so businesses will likely proceed with caution.

4 months ago

Travel Disruption and Reinvention Top of Mind at Skift Forum Europe

Travel Disruption and Reinvention Top of Mind at Skift Forum Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Disruption is more fun when you're the disruptor. The speakers and attendees at the inaugural Skift Forum Europe are doing what they can to be on the right side of the equation.

4 months ago

AccorHotels Eyes Stake in French Events Company as It Keeps Buying

AccorHotels Eyes Stake in French Events Company as It Keeps Buying

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While it might seem like AccorHotels is spending money just for the sake of it, this deal seems to make strategic sense as it complements its existing operations, while at the same time offering something new for its food and beverage and events operations.

4 months ago

Qatar Air Unveils Double-Bed Seats That Turn Into Meeting Areas

Qatar Air Unveils Double-Bed Seats That Turn Into Meeting Areas

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

The QSuite is flashy but we'll be looking to see if low oil prices force Qatar and other Gulf carriers to trim service and routes, although don't expect any big announcements if they do.

5 months ago

Trump’s New Travel Ban and What It Means for the Meetings Industry

Trump’s New Travel Ban and What It Means for the Meetings Industry

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Although the new executive order grants a number of exceptions, an unfriendly air persists. Right now, we'll have to wait and see to accurately gauge the damage done to the U.S. meetings industry.

5 months ago

Remote Workers Turn to Co-Living Spaces for Next-Gen Meeting Venues

Remote Workers Turn to Co-Living Spaces for Next-Gen Meeting Venues

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

The work-from-anywhere force is on the rise, but face-to-face time with co-workers remains vital. For their internal gatherings, some remote teams have found co-living spaces can offer a better environment for bonding than traditional meeting venues.

6 months ago

Las Vegas Says Visitors and Conference Attendees Set 2016 Records

Las Vegas Says Visitors and Conference Attendees Set 2016 Records

Associated Press

Las Vegas doesn't publicize how it calculates its numbers but claims visitor numbers set another record in 2016. Conference attendees too.

7 months ago

The New Native American Tourism Push

The New Native American Tourism Push

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Casinos are no longer the main face of tourism for Native American territories. More than ever, Native American travel professionals are marketing meetings, events and cuisine that could burst onto the hip food scene at any moment.

10 months ago