Meetings and Events Coverage

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

Isaac Carey, Skift

The trend is starting to gain traction, albeit very slowly. Attendees seem to like it because it shakes things up and makes the travel itself less tedious.

13 hours ago

Mexico’s Events Industry Feels the Sting of Tourism Board Closure

Mexico’s Events Industry Feels the Sting of Tourism Board Closure

Isaac Carey, Skift

One destination — Los Cabos — is well-positioned to deal with the sudden closure. The resort city is showing other destinations a path forward after funding cuts.

1 week ago

Los Cabos Is a Model for Mexico’s Events Industry After Tourism Board Closure

Los Cabos Is a Model for Mexico’s Events Industry After Tourism Board Closure

Isaac Carey, Skift

Los Cabos' name recognition and infrastructure give it a huge advantage, so it makes sense that it emerged as a leader in the events space. Still, the city's reworked meetings strategy has important info for other destinations.

1 week ago

Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

By pushing back against Sidewalk Labs, the city of Toronto has shown that the future of the smart city will be forged by compromise and collaboration with local authorities.

1 week ago

Events’ Use of Facial Recognition Raises Data Security Concerns

Events’ Use of Facial Recognition Raises Data Security Concerns

Isaac Carey, Skift

Despite improvements in data privacy, facial recognition is still sort of disturbing for many organizers and attendees.

2 weeks ago

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Isaac Carey, Skift

A facial recognition startup has developed a new way to protect attendee data, but many people are still wary of the technology. It's hard to blame them, considering that data breaches within the travel industry seem to be happening left and right.

2 weeks ago

Uber’s Potentially Powerful — Yet Largely Unknown — Event Service

Uber’s Potentially Powerful — Yet Largely Unknown — Event Service

Isaac Carey, Skift

Uber has the potential to be a big tool for corporate event planners, but the company doesn't do a great job of marketing itself.

3 weeks ago

Uber Has an Event Service — Who Knew?

Uber Has an Event Service — Who Knew?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Uber knows that it is one of the primary modes of transportation at events — and has designed a service around that. Still, the company doesn't really advertise this service very well, and it means that lots of planners are unaware of it.

3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago