Articles tagged “skiftmeetingsiq”

Marriott Stands Alone in Its Move to Cut Meetings Commissions

Marriott Stands Alone in Its Move to Cut Meetings Commissions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The more creative a meeting or event, the more impactful and memorable it is. Why don't more organizations prioritize making the most of their events?

9 months ago

Events Need to Look Beyond Digital Gimmicks

Events Need to Look Beyond Digital Gimmicks

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Augmented reality, virtual reality, and holograms are all cool. But there's still a ton of work to be done to enhance marketing and event design before turning to gimmicks.

10 months ago

Getting Hotels and Meeting Planners to Play Nice With One Another

Getting Hotels and Meeting Planners to Play Nice With One Another

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Dated hotel distribution technology is holding back both meeting planners and hotel revenue managers. As new platforms and tools emerge, it will be interesting to see which major chains end up developing the most forward-looking attitudes toward selling event space in new ways.

10 months ago

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The UK has weathered the storm since Brexit, becoming a more attractive place to hold meetings and events. Affordable prices, along with growing high-tech and creative industries, are driving the destination into the future.

1 year ago

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's still plenty of innovation to come to the meetings industry planning process.

1 year ago

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Accessibility should become an integral part of the planning process for planners and event spaces alike. New technologies alone won't fix these shortcomings.

1 year ago

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cybersecurity comes in many forms. Event planners and venues need to do more protect their systems, but attendees can also shield their personal and business information with a little effort.

1 year ago

Preparing for the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Preparing for the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Events thrive on human interaction and connection. Going forward, we're going to examine the ways in which technology can enhance this dynamic and how smart players across the industry are evolving to meet the needs of their attendees.

1 year ago

The Current State of Event Technology — Meetings Innovation Report

The Current State of Event Technology — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Technology can be a benefit, but it can also be a pain point when it comes to organizing and executing a meeting. Planners weigh in on what frustrates them most, and offer some solutions.

1 year ago

Planners Weigh in on the State of Meetings Technology Today

Planners Weigh in on the State of Meetings Technology Today

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Tech companies need to get out of the lab and test their products in the real world, meeting planners say.

1 year ago

Marriott CEO: Trump Is Driving Conference Business Out of U.S. to Canada

Marriott CEO: Trump Is Driving Conference Business Out of U.S. to Canada

Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg

The U.S. has already seen a Trump Slump in international tourist numbers so this shift in more meetings' groups heading to Canada shouldn't be at all surprising. I mean, why meet in a country where you or your attendees may not even be able to get in?

1 year ago

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Sheryll Poe, Skift

It's not something a lot of people want to think about, but with large gatherings increasingly becoming a target for violent attacks, meeting and event planners have to step up their security tools and protocols.

1 year ago