Meetings and Events Coverage

Planners Tackle Plane Travel for the Sake of Greener Events

Planners Tackle Plane Travel for the Sake of Greener Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

The masses of attendees boarding flights and using cars is a big reason why events have such a negative environmental impact. Transportation needs to be a central focus for planners looking for greener events.

4 days ago

Making Events Green Starts First With Transportation

Making Events Green Starts First With Transportation

Isaac Carey, Skift

Getting rid of plastic straws is nice, but the biggest positive impact will come from cutting back on plane trips and the use of gas-powered cars. At first, these changes may seem overly inconvenient, but that feeling will lessen once attendee expectations start to shift.

5 days ago

Wi-Fi’s Frustrating Lack of Progress at Events

Wi-Fi’s Frustrating Lack of Progress at Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Many planners treat Wi-Fi as an afterthought, when really it's become a central part of the event experience, just like food or beverage.

2 weeks ago

Why Is Wi-Fi at Events Still So Bad?

Why Is Wi-Fi at Events Still So Bad?

Isaac Carey, Skift

A lot of the same issues that plagued conference Wi-Fi 10 years ago are still around today, even as good internet becomes more and more of a necessity.

2 weeks ago

Data on Event Attendees Is Scattered. Here’s How to Fix It

Data on Event Attendees Is Scattered. Here’s How to Fix It

Isaac Carey, Skift

Event tech companies have to deal with the reality that events are very personal, often making it hard to gather and analyze data on attendees. An all-in-one software platform might help.

3 weeks ago

Events Are Personal. Tech Is Not. How the Two Are Reconciling

Events Are Personal. Tech Is Not. How the Two Are Reconciling

Isaac Carey, Skift

Events are held for a reason: Companies know that face-to-face interactions and in-person experiences are vital for business. The only problem is that those things are notoriously hard to measure.

3 weeks ago

Navigating Event Risks Gets Even More Complicated for Planners

Navigating Event Risks Gets Even More Complicated for Planners

Isaac Carey, Skift

Identifying the risks is only the first step. Coming up with a plan that keeps attendees safe while respecting their privacy is much harder.

4 weeks ago

The Events Industry Is Heading Toward a Digital Turning Point

The Events Industry Is Heading Toward a Digital Turning Point

Isaac Carey, Skift

A widespread tech upgrade is just what the industry needs, and it might be right around the corner.

1 month ago

Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

Isaac Carey, Skift

The future looks good for meetings and events. That was the vibe coming out of IMEX America in Las Vegas last week, even as some planners worry about trade tensions and a looming economic downturn.

1 month ago

Meeting Planners Aim to Reduce Damage to Local Communities

Meeting Planners Aim to Reduce Damage to Local Communities

Isaac Carey, Skift

Companies have realized that climate change dramatically affects their bottom line, and many are giving planners the go-ahead to address sustainability in a more meaningful way.

1 month ago

Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism

Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism

Isaac Carey, Skift

Planners are starting to embrace their role in addressing climate change — and are moving beyond just surface efforts to preserve the environment and local communities. This trend is an important one, and hopefully continues to pick up speed.

1 month ago

Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

Isaac Carey, Skift

Meeting organizers are pretty mixed on whether or not the Doral is a good fit for the summit. But even the ones who are in full support of the venue say it's impossible to take the politics out of it.

2 months ago