Meetings and Events Coverage

What You Need to Know About Events in China in the Next 5 Years

What You Need to Know About Events in China in the Next 5 Years

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China's event sector is poised to grow explosively over the next five years. Expect some interesting innovations from a country that isn't beholden to the way things are done traditionally.

2 days ago

How Global Event Planners Need to Think About China’s Secondary Cities

How Global Event Planners Need to Think About China’s Secondary Cities

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China has become a hot spot for global business travel, and its secondary cities are evolving to accommodate larger conferences and conventions. What should event planners know?

2 days ago

New Blood at One of Event Tech’s Top Players

New Blood at One of Event Tech’s Top Players

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As event tech companies look to streamline their platforms, some will look outside the event sector for leaders to help lead the process.

1 week ago

Aventri Goes Outside Event Tech for New CEO

Aventri Goes Outside Event Tech for New CEO

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

New leadership comes to Aventri as it continues to battle rival Cvent in the event tech marketplace. Perhaps a view from outside the sector can pay dividends as the tech provider works to further refine its platform.

1 week ago

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is an exciting time to be a player in the event tech space. As two key Australian events companies come together, the region's meetings industry is on the brink of change.

4 weeks ago

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

As Spare Workspace and Venuemob join together, Australia's events market is in for a big change. This has significant implications for instant booking throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

1 month ago

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

Isaac Carey, Skift

Even the biggest venues can be gentle on the climate. The Georgia World Conference Center went through a redesign about 10 years ago, and now is one of the most sustainable large venues in the world.

1 month ago

5 Key Lessons From the World’s Largest Green Events Venue

5 Key Lessons From the World’s Largest Green Events Venue

Isaac Carey, Skift

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta is currently the biggest event space to be environmentally certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The center has spent the past 10 years investing heavily in sustainability — and now acts as a blueprint for other convention centers.

1 month ago

Advances in Cameras Offer Huge Promise for Tracking at Events

Advances in Cameras Offer Huge Promise for Tracking at Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cameras may be the best all-in-one tool for events that currently exists. Beyond facial recognition and reading emotions, they can also provide extremely accurate real-time images of how attendees are moving around a venue.

1 month ago

Providers of Trendy Meeting Venues Lure Planners Away from Boring Conference Halls

Providers of Trendy Meeting Venues Lure Planners Away from Boring Conference Halls

Isaac Carey, Skift

When it comes to meeting spaces, ambience is becoming almost as important as functionality. As event organizers move away from generic conference rooms, boutique event companies like Etc. Venues and Convene are starting to expand.

2 months ago

How to Make Reserving Room Blocks Less of a Gamble

How to Make Reserving Room Blocks Less of a Gamble

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's tough to provide event housing when the financial risks are so high. New platform Stayker aims to give planners a bit of security.

2 months ago

Booking Startup Stayker Makes Room Blocks Less Risky for Planners

Booking Startup Stayker Makes Room Blocks Less Risky for Planners

Isaac Carey, Skift

Event planners are putting their money on the line when signing a room block contract, and often the gamble is just not worth it. If Stayker catches on, the group booking rate may start to pick up again.

2 months ago