Articles tagged “meetingsiq”

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

How much of an impact the slashed Visit Florida budget will have on the state's meetings and conventions industry is an open question. The answer depends on whom you ask.

1 day ago

Event Technology Is Showing Progress  — Meetings Innovation Report

Event Technology Is Showing Progress — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is getting a lot better at leveraging data to inform event design and strategy, but there's still a long way to go to personalize the experience on a mass scale.

5 days ago

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Limitations remain, but there's a goldmine of data available that can help with sales, marketing, and production.

6 days ago

Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Conferences and conventions need to be re-imagined as mass-personalization platforms that segment audiences into different sub-groups to provide greater returns for individual attendees.

2 weeks ago

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Jason Hensel, Skift

The purposeful creation of meetings within meetings is important for the continued vitality of large meetings because it offers attendees focused discussions and connections in intimate settings.

2 weeks ago

The Business Case For Diversity in Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Business Case For Diversity in Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Cities across the U.S. are aggressively promoting their civic policies around diversity and inclusion in an attempt to ensure that all meeting attendees feel welcome in their communities. This rise of advocacy at the local level is a direct response to the inane alt-right narrative coming out of the White House.

3 weeks ago

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Finding the best speakers for a meeting or event involves much more than asking whether they’ll be entertaining or not. What really matters most is whether they’re interactive, sensitive, and most of all, relevant.

4 weeks ago

The Future of Online Bookings for Small Event Space — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Online Bookings for Small Event Space — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Companies can now expand their use of online platforms to book small meetings in creative venues, because they now have the ability to message venues directly in real-time and integrate compliance requirements.

1 month ago

Is the Meetings Industry Finally Understanding Its Value?  — Meetings Innovation Report

Is the Meetings Industry Finally Understanding Its Value? — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is beginning to evaluate the long-term impact of conferences on a host destination's economic growth, and the business outcome for both local and visiting participants, with much more intention than in the past. It's going to get bumpy, but it's time for the industry to start taking itself seriously.

1 month ago

Skift Forum Europe Emphasizes Global Perspective — Meetings Innovation Report

Skift Forum Europe Emphasizes Global Perspective — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The travel industry needs to embrace the geopolitical realities of the world. More than anywhere else, Europe is at the center of a wholesale reimagining of the role that tourism and hospitality play in uniting global governments, cultures, and companies.

2 months ago

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The national conversation around the need for more diversity and inclusivity in the technology and advanced industry sectors is moving to the forefront in the meetings industry, as more organizations realize the value of inclusivity to drive success on a global stage.

2 months ago

Shaping Trends at Skift Forum Europe and SXSW — Meetings Innovation Report

Shaping Trends at Skift Forum Europe and SXSW — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Conferences and events like Skift Forum Europe in April and SXSW in Austin this month distill the converging trends in society, politics, and high-growth industries.

2 months ago