Articles tagged “meetings”

What Eventbrite Tells Us About the Big Business of Events

What Eventbrite Tells Us About the Big Business of Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Eventbrite's rise should be a lesson for the overall event tech ecosystem: Make something that is easy to use and powerful enough to scale, and customers will come.

6 days ago

Costs Rise With Expectations for the Event Sector

Costs Rise With Expectations for the Event Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners expect 2019 to be another tough year, with more commission cuts and increased expenses on the horizon. Succeeding will require doing more with less and getting creative about crafting killer events with a smaller bankroll.

2 weeks ago

Cost Cutting Could Lead to Big Changes for Meetings in 2019

Cost Cutting Could Lead to Big Changes for Meetings in 2019

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners have to get creative as both expectations and costs are set to increase in 2019. Technology can only do so much and event design will shift to reflect the financial priorities of organizations holding events.

2 weeks ago

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Skift Video: Inside The Venetian’s Interactive, Multi-Room Experience

Skift Video: Inside The Venetian’s Interactive, Multi-Room Experience

The Venetian Resort + Skift

Meeting planners are reimagining the way they approach event design. The Five Rooms experience exemplifies how creativity and innovative thinking can transform a blank space into a multi-sensory playground.

3 weeks ago

Australia Wants to Serve as Model for the Future of Conventions

Australia Wants to Serve as Model for the Future of Conventions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As the meetings and events sector has grown, destinations have worked to bring their aging convention centers into the modern era. Australia and New Zealand have made major investments to improve their offerings and better capture demand from global organizations.

3 weeks ago

Burlesque Dancers at French Conference Draw Sexism Complaints

Burlesque Dancers at French Conference Draw Sexism Complaints

Lucca de Paoli, Ania Nussbaum and Agnieszka de Sousa, Bloomberg

Regardless of the cultural climate, the reality is that business conference organizers know that many attendees relish seeing half-nude women dance at evening events. There's no quick fix for the structural sexism ingrained into the business world.

3 weeks ago

Planners Brace for Complicated New Era

Planners Brace for Complicated New Era

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Boom times for event planners have come along with a prolonged period of dysfunction in the sector. And more challenges are yet to come.

4 weeks ago

Planners Pressured by Uncertain Future as Meeting Sector Booms

Planners Pressured by Uncertain Future as Meeting Sector Booms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Boom times for the meeting and events sector are disrupting the status quo, putting pressure on planners to do more with less. We are entering a period of unprecedented change for the industry.

1 month ago

Cvent Looks at Buyout Targets for Growth

Cvent Looks at Buyout Targets for Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Bringing Social Tables into the fold could be big for Cvent. Their complicated platform desperately needs some streamlining, and Social Tables has been among the best providing web-based solutions for event planners.

1 month ago

Group Booking Pace Slows in Tight Market for Meetings

Group Booking Pace Slows in Tight Market for Meetings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

New research from Cvent shows that group business is declining for U.S. hotels, and planners are booking room blocks closer to the date of their event than before. This is bad news for hotels, which rely on group bookings to boost business.

1 month ago

Planners Need More From Destinations

Planners Need More From Destinations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's a glut of information out there about global destinations. Planners, though, really need strong partners to help them craft successful events when the pressure is on.

1 month ago

Meeting Planners Stress Most About Dealing With Safety and Security

Meeting Planners Stress Most About Dealing With Safety and Security

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations need to provide more services to event planners in an extremely competitive marketplace. Despite the proliferation of online destination information, nothing beats a strong relationship between planners and destinations to help ease the stress felt by event professionals.

1 month ago