Meetings & Events

How Meetings Drive Growth in Cities — Meetings Innovation Report

How Meetings Drive Growth in Cities — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Today's best innovation and technology conferences focus on the commercialization of ideas, and they're having a big impact on the long-term economic development of their host cities.

53 mins ago

Business Events Are Caught Between the Past and Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Business Events Are Caught Between the Past and Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Right now, the meetings and events industry is divided between focusing on the value of innovation and the cost of ignorance, and industry leaders have a lot to say about both.

1 week ago

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Besides stripping away the fundamental rights of an already marginalized group, the stack of "Bathroom Bills" piling up in state legislatures around the country will only drive away meetings and conventions, and the valuable economic income they bring with them.

1 week ago

Event Tech Transcends the ‘Tech Bros’ Crowd — Meetings Innovation Report

Event Tech Transcends the ‘Tech Bros’ Crowd — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a new focus on tech for the everyman, and everywoman, rather than just the usual crowd of "tech bros."

2 weeks ago

The Rise of VR and Co-Work Spaces at Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Rise of VR and Co-Work Spaces at Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Many of today's big travel and tech megatrends — such as co-working spaces, virtual reality, and sharing accommodations — are disrupting the meetings and events industry in 2017.

3 weeks ago

Travel Brands and Meeting Planners Are Using Virtual Reality to Drive Conversion

Travel Brands and Meeting Planners Are Using Virtual Reality to Drive Conversion

Greg Oates, Skift

Virtual reality is finally going mainstream in 2017. Travel brands and event planners are leveraging that demand to engage their audiences in more impactful ways, which is proving to drive higher conversion rates.

3 weeks ago

Remote Workers Turn to Co-Living Spaces for Next-Gen Meeting Venues

Remote Workers Turn to Co-Living Spaces for Next-Gen Meeting Venues

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

The work-from-anywhere force is on the rise, but face-to-face time with co-workers remains vital. For their internal gatherings, some remote teams have found co-living spaces can offer a better environment for bonding than traditional meeting venues.

3 weeks ago

Meetings and Events in The Trump Era — Meetings Innovation Report

Meetings and Events in The Trump Era — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

It's been a big couple of weeks for the meetings and events industry since the Presidential Inauguration. Record levels of live streaming and data-driven community engagement rallied people to come together around common causes, which the meetings industry can learn from.

4 weeks ago

What the Trump Administration Means for the Meetings and Events Industry

What the Trump Administration Means for the Meetings and Events Industry

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Right now, it means polarization, little conversation, and a lot of anxiety.

4 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in for our take on the biggest — some might call them mega — trends we see in store for travel this year.

1 month ago

The Future of Luxury Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Luxury Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The upscale meetings, events, and incentive travel market is seeing a spike in demand for more immersive and experiential connectivity to improve networking and learning environments.

1 month ago

Megatrends Reshaping Business Events in 2017 — Meetings Innovation Report

Megatrends Reshaping Business Events in 2017 — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Mass personalization, artificial intelligence, and ubiquitous connectivity were three of the big megatrends at CES 2017 this month, which offer significant strategies for new innovation in the meetings and events industry.

1 month ago