Meetings and Events Coverage

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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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Isaac Carey, Skift

The property is definitely large enough, and is located near an international airport. On the other hand, there are major internet security concerns, and the hotel is a little impersonal. Plus, is the political fallout really worth it?

2 months ago

What’s In Store for Meeting Booking Engine Groups360?

What’s In Store for Meeting Booking Engine Groups360?

Isaac Carey, Skift

After a significant investment, four major hotel companies now have a controlling interest in the booking engine Groups360. It's unclear if this sets it up for success — or failure.

3 months ago

Does a Hotel-Backed Meetings Booking Platform Stand a Chance?

Does a Hotel-Backed Meetings Booking Platform Stand a Chance?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Hotels need to be willing to make more investments — and to give up some of their control — if Groups360 is going to work.

3 months ago

Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events

Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Ask nearly any event organizer about attendee engagement, and they'll say it's a top priority. Despite this, most have not invested in the right technology to track and analyze attendee behavior.

3 months ago