Meetings and Events Coverage

Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

Isaac Carey and Julius Solaris, Skift

All-in-one software doesn’t just simplify the event planning process. It transforms the way planners track and learn from events. How these all-in-one tools evolve is starting to shape the future of the meetings industry.

4 months ago

Cultural Experiences Add Competitive Edge to Co-Working: CEO Interview

Cultural Experiences Add Competitive Edge to Co-Working: CEO Interview

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

NeueHouse is set to grow and bring its intricate form of hospitality around the world. It turns out creating a truly customized experience for members is a lot of work.

5 months ago

Coronavirus Impact Mounts on Meetings Sector

Coronavirus Impact Mounts on Meetings Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Event cancellations related to the spread of coronavirus will linger well into this year as planners have to make important decisions in the near future.

5 months ago

Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Small things can make a big difference when it comes to event sustainability. The structural problems with wasteful venues and food sourcing, though, still need to be dealt with.

6 months ago

How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report

How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners are taking simple steps to address sustainability at their events, with a specific focus on reducing waste. How effective they can be in transforming their events, though, is another question altogether.

6 months ago

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Instant booking has allowed co-working spaces and boutique venues to reach more planners. Now, more hotels are expected to go digital.

6 months ago

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As instant booking grows slowly among hotel chains, more boutique venues and co-working spaces are finding traction on digital sourcing platforms.

6 months ago

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.

6 months 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?

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months ago