Meetings & Events

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.

13 hours ago

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It only makes sense that business travel — including meetings and conventions — would incorporate more aspects of the wellness movement. While industrywide changes are happening, it’s debatable whether they’ve made a real impact on the lives of business travelers yet.

7 days 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.

7 days ago

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New eBook: The Comprehensive Guide to Generating More Meeting and Event Leads

New eBook: The Comprehensive Guide to Generating More Meeting and Event Leads

Social Tables + Skift

Event venues aiming to generate more meetings and events business need to step up their digital marketing game and leverage new technologies that help them boost their visibility.

1 month 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.

1 week ago

Announcing Our Newest Acquisition: EventMB Is Now Part of the Skift Family

Announcing Our Newest Acquisition: EventMB Is Now Part of the Skift Family

Rafat Ali, Skift

Skift has been covering the business of meetings and events for the last three years, and now with EventMB as part of our family, we become the largest independent media source in the events industry as well.

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

The Events Industry Has a Blind Spot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

The Events Industry Has a Blind Spot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

Isaac, Skift

If you can't first measure engagement, then it's hard to improve it. Digital tracking devices are a good investment for planners and something to add to their toolbox, along with mobile apps and surveys.

4 weeks ago