Articles tagged “meetingsiq”

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Audiovisual Firm Shines a Spotlight on Event Production

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Audiovisual Firm Shines a Spotlight on Event Production

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Roll up, roll up, roll up! No, that's not a lyric from a song by either The Struts or Fitz and the Tantrums. That's instead the call of Blackstone, which has bought events tech provider PSAV with a likely plan of creating more roll-up mergers with similar vendors.

4 days ago

Inside Cvent’s Technology Strategy

Inside Cvent’s Technology Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's a lot of buzz around emerging technologies like augmented reality and facial recognition. Realistically, though, it's too early for these things to really catch on, but companies like Cvent want to be ready to deploy new products when and if they do.

4 days ago

How Cvent Searches for the Event Technology Tipping Point

How Cvent Searches for the Event Technology Tipping Point

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent wants to be opportunistic about adding emerging technologies like augmented reality to its broad stable of products for event professionals. For the time being, the focus is on making its products easier to use and reducing the fragmentation that can make life more complicated for its customers.

5 days ago

Planners Grapple With Pressure From Hotel Chains

Planners Grapple With Pressure From Hotel Chains

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners are figuring out ways to lessen the impact of commission cuts, while many hoteliers in competitive markets have explored other ways to incentivize planners to book at their property. Creativity is necessary for planners to avoid a major financial hit with the industry now stacked against them.

2 weeks ago

Meeting Planners Face Challenges Amid Commission Cuts in Sellers’ Market

Meeting Planners Face Challenges Amid Commission Cuts in Sellers’ Market

Robin Amster, Skift

The third party commission cuts by a growing number of hotel companies are emerging as planners’ biggest challenge in 2018. That’s followed by the current sellers’ market but, somehow, the cuts feel personal.

2 weeks ago

Cvent Predicts a Tech Shakeup Looms

Cvent Predicts a Tech Shakeup Looms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Where Cvent leads, the rest of the event technology sector follows. That said, no one has yet to win out when it comes to emerging technologies like augmented reality and better solutions for sourcing small events.

3 weeks ago

Cvent’s CEO on the Future of Event Experience

Cvent’s CEO on the Future of Event Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent wants to make it easier for customers to use a variety of its tools, in order to leverage the wide spectrum of data it collects on attendee behavior. Owing to the complexity of its platform, this remains a work in progress.

3 weeks ago

Getting Smarter About Small Events

Getting Smarter About Small Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Organizations planning small events are finally embracing technology to solve their most annoying problems. It's been a slow process, and better mobile and sourcing tools have made a big impact.

4 weeks ago

Digital Revolution for Smaller Meetings Is Still a Work in Progress

Digital Revolution for Smaller Meetings Is Still a Work in Progress

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Avoiding digital tools to help manage simple meetings is a big missed opportunity. The good news is that more meeting planners and travel managers plan to experiment with new technology over the next year.

4 weeks ago

Eventbrite Readies IPO After Period of Event Ticketing Consolidation

Eventbrite Readies IPO After Period of Event Ticketing Consolidation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Eventbrite's rise has happened in tandem with that of the experience economy at large. Both the consumer and enterprise event technology sectors have thrived in recent years, with mobile tools redefining how people research and buy tickets to events.

4 weeks ago

Evolving to Meet Event Planner Needs

Evolving to Meet Event Planner Needs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

An arms race is on in the event technology sector as established players look to take on Cvent while embracing emerging technologies. This is good news for meeting planners and other event professionals, bringing an array of choices to a sector that is consolidated at the top.

1 month ago

Etouches Rebrands for Fresh Start in Crowded Event Tech Ecosystem

Etouches Rebrands for Fresh Start in Crowded Event Tech Ecosystem

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Aventri may sound kind of like an Italian resort town, but it does stand out among other event technology brands. It's hard to brand a platform that offers a suite of services in a sector defined by individual product offerings. We'll see how this works out, and what companies Aventri acquires in coming years.

1 month ago