Articles tagged “skift cities”

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Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Greg Oates, SkiftX

This conference planner sums it up best: “So many times an organization comes into a city, invades it for a few days, and then leaves. For us, we relied on the universities, pulling their knowledge and access to people, to create what we hope is a long-lasting conversation about the future of cities between us and the people of Glasgow.”

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Tourism Vancouver’s CEO on Steering The Future of Urban Travel

Tourism Vancouver’s CEO on Steering The Future of Urban Travel

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Many heavily visited cities have a whole host of issues to collectively address based on the challenges of overtourism and the opportunities provided by new connectivity platforms. Here's a deep-dive masterclass on how Vancouver is tackling the future.

1 year ago

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Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The mayor and economic development leaders in Washington, D.C. are using SXSW as a platform to promote how the city supports female and minority entrepreneurs, more so than most U.S. cities.

1 year ago

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Portland Embraces Its Local Maker Culture to Win Over Meeting Planners

Portland Embraces Its Local Maker Culture to Win Over Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Travel Portland's convention sales team is promoting the idea that "individuals attract individuals" to show conference planners how the city celebrates a diverse spectrum of local makers with a unique and creative point of view.

1 year ago

Thought Leadership Conferences Target High-End Travelers

Thought Leadership Conferences Target High-End Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

Nowadays, luxury travel is all about discovering new frontiers. It's not just about expanding physical and geographic boundaries. The travel cognoscenti are "brain dating" around the world in order to stretch their minds.

1 year ago

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Nashville’s Convention Business is Booming Thanks to Its Music Industry Branding Strategy

Nashville’s Convention Business is Booming Thanks to Its Music Industry Branding Strategy

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Nashville's rise as a trendy convention destination illustrates why city branding should focus on the individual stories and spirit of the local community and indie entrepreneurs to help differentiate the urban visitor experience.

1 year ago

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Holland Wants to Attract More Conventions to Dutch Cities Not Called Amsterdam

Holland Wants to Attract More Conventions to Dutch Cities Not Called Amsterdam

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The "HollandCity" vision capitalizes on the close proximity of Holland's largest urban centers, much like New York City's boroughs, to provide conference organizers with a more holistic overview of the country's major industry clusters.

1 year ago

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Skift Trends Report: The Rise of Midsize Cities in the Meetings Industry

Skift Trends Report: The Rise of Midsize Cities in the Meetings Industry

IMEX Group + Skift

Meeting planners are looking toward midsize cities to host their programs, meaning that for some destinations, being a midsize city is no longer necessarily a negative for attracting events. Download our latest report to learn more.

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How Calgary is Tapping its Advanced Industries to Boost Conference Business

How Calgary is Tapping its Advanced Industries to Boost Conference Business

Greg Oates, SkiftX

More midsize cities like Calgary are promoting their local industry expertise to attract conferences in high-priority sectors, supported by the surging growth of advanced industries outside the world's gateway cities.

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The Creative Energy in Downtown Phoenix is a Magnet for Meeting Planners

The Creative Energy in Downtown Phoenix is a Magnet for Meeting Planners

Visit Phoenix + Skift

The growth of Downtown Phoenix during the last decade is unprecedented in the U.S., driven by a fiercely independent group of entrepreneurs and thriving maker culture. That provides an energized environment for meetings and events, bringing together a mashup of culinary, creative, academic, and tech innovators.

1 year ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Cities Navigate the Clash of Visitor and Local Economies

Travel Megatrends 2018: Cities Navigate the Clash of Visitor and Local Economies

Greg Oates, Skift

City leaders in government, tourism, and economic development are collaborating more strategically to grow their leisure and business travel sectors in alignment with the interests of their local communities and industries.

1 year ago

How Downtown L.A. Transformed Into a Cultural Destination

How Downtown L.A. Transformed Into a Cultural Destination

Mary Holland, Bloomberg

Like many other neighborhoods in cities around the world, Downtown L.A. no longer resembles its image from your parent's generation and has transformed itself for the better. But some developers are wary that it'll become over-commercialized and lose its character.

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