Articles tagged “skift cities”

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Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions

Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions

Greg Oates, SkiftX

PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat is guiding the meetings and events industry toward a future where conventions are better leveraged as platforms for long-term economic development and inclusive social progress.

3 weeks ago

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The Digital Strategies Helping Cities Connect with Locals and Visitors

The Digital Strategies Helping Cities Connect with Locals and Visitors

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Municipal city governments have been investing heavily in smart city technologies, but in many different ways. Bloomberg Associates' new research puts forth some best practices to help cities learn how others are using various digital tools to engage locals and visitors effectively.

3 weeks ago

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Downtown Albuquerque Is a Meeting Planner Portal to the Future of Innovation

Downtown Albuquerque Is a Meeting Planner Portal to the Future of Innovation

Visit Albuquerque + Skift

The new Innovate ABQ building in the Albuquerque Innovation District provides a one-stop shop for meeting planners to connect with local thought leaders in high-tech industries and some of the most advanced scientific research in the country.

1 month ago

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The Rise of the Las Vegas Innovation District

The Rise of the Las Vegas Innovation District

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority + Skift

In this Skift report, we examine how Las Vegas is evolving as a hub of creative, cultural, and social innovation, and how meeting planners are going beyond the convention center to tap into local expertise in order to provide more enriching, productive conferences.

2 months ago

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How CES is Rethinking Las Vegas as a Global Innovation Distribution Channel

How CES is Rethinking Las Vegas as a Global Innovation Distribution Channel

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority + Skift

Conference organizers are starting to tap into local innovators in their host cities to create more value for event attendees. The relationship between CES and Las Vegas paints an optimistic picture for the future of meetings and destinations, one that shows how communities can collaborate to drive industry and society forward.

2 months ago

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New Skift Report: Leveraging Local Innovation in the Las Vegas Meetings Industry

New Skift Report: Leveraging Local Innovation in the Las Vegas Meetings Industry

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority + Skift

Las Vegas is becoming a world leader in autonomous systems, drone tech, esports, and other emerging industries. Those clusters of local expertise offer a growing value proposition for conference organizers who want to tap into the future of innovation.

3 months ago

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Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Singapore Tourism Board + Skift

Singapore Tourism Board's new "Passion Made Possible" platform represents a pivotal shift in destination marketing taking place worldwide. Instead of telling travelers where they can go or what they can do, the new strategy is about inspiring people to imagine who they can be.

4 months ago

IMEX Partnership With C2 Shows Impact of Experiential Networking

IMEX Partnership With C2 Shows Impact of Experiential Networking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Collaboration between IMEX Group and C2 International shows the value, and power, of creativity in the meetings and events space. The more lessons planners from around the world can learn from these educational sessions, the better.

5 months ago

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Downtown Phoenix Evolves as a Knowledge Platform to Co-create Innovative Conferences

Downtown Phoenix Evolves as a Knowledge Platform to Co-create Innovative Conferences

Visit Phoenix + Skift

Downtown Phoenix is an established and spirited meetings destination due to significant infrastructure investments in recent years. Building on that, the public and private sectors are now collaborating more intentionally to connect meeting planners with the region's thought leaders in technology, healthcare, and other advanced industries.

5 months ago

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Fort Worth Invested Big in SXSW to Show the World It’s Not a Dallas Suburb

Fort Worth Invested Big in SXSW to Show the World It’s Not a Dallas Suburb

Greg Oates, SkiftX

It makes sense that the City of Fort Worth and Visit Fort Worth leveraged SXSW's cool factor and global tech audience to help reposition the destination brand around innovation and creativity. The question now is how to keep that momentum going moving forward.

5 months ago

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IBM’s New Watson Assistant Helps Hotels Build Smarter Voice and Chat Platforms

IBM’s New Watson Assistant Helps Hotels Build Smarter Voice and Chat Platforms

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Hotels can now create their own brand-specific digital assistants with IBM's new Watson Assistant because they can white label the artificial intelligence platform. Hotel operators also keep their own data, versus giving it away to a company like Amazon, which IBM says provides a new level of brand intimacy and trust.

5 months ago

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From Place to Platform: The Rise of Smart Neighborhoods

From Place to Platform: The Rise of Smart Neighborhoods

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The intense focus on smart city design and development today needs to be explored through the lens of neighborhoods to make the theme more approachable for mainstream conversation and community engagement.

5 months ago