Meetings & Events

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.

2 days 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 week ago

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Hailed as a panacea to streamline the bidding process that would make venues and meeting planners more productive, electronic requests for proposals still have a long way to go.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

Meetings and Events Technology Alone Can’t Solve Accessibility Challenges

Meetings and Events Technology Alone Can’t Solve Accessibility Challenges

Sheryll Poe, Skift

People with disabilities are often overlooked by event spaces and meeting planners. A new wave of innovation and technology can help make meetings and events more accessible, but lasting change needs to start with a focus on increasing accessibility during the planning process.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Cyber security is not a priority for most meeting planners, but experts warn that it’s just a matter of time before the industry is hit with a major breach. Both attendees and event professionals can take steps to protect themselves.

3 weeks 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 month ago

Visit Scotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

Visit Scotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

Greg Oates, Skift

Scotland's government and convention bureau want meeting planners, especially those in the U.S., to grasp that there's cutting-edge innovation in advanced industries taking place in the UK outside London.

1 month 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 month 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 month ago

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can technology make meetings and events safer? The answer is yes, but there's far more we can — and should — be doing as well to ensure everyone's safety, from stricter gun laws to improved hospitality training.

1 month ago