Meetings & Events

Meeting Planners Struggle to Create Sustainable Events

Meeting Planners Struggle to Create Sustainable Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Millennials are starting to step into management positions at event companies, easing the way toward more sustainable events. But the industry still has a long way to go.

6 days ago

Meeting Planners Make Slow Progress Toward Sustainability

Meeting Planners Make Slow Progress Toward Sustainability

Isaac Carey, Skift

Reducing food waste and environmental impacts are proving to be difficult for meeting planners. The sector's antiquated way of doing business is holding up progress at a moment when widespread change is necessary.

1 week ago

Cvent Adds Another App for Event Managers

Cvent Adds Another App for Event Managers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent will continue to leverage its scale and coffers to acquire smaller companies that add value to its platform. As more planners focus on event engagement, snapping up DoubleDutch seems like a wise move.

2 weeks ago

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Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

In an era of “big data,” it’s easy to overlook the fact that meeting planner feedback is one of the most powerful tools that hospitality companies can use to drive repeat business and boost event revenue.

7 days ago

Cvent Acquires DoubleDutch to Fuel Event Engagement Growth

Cvent Acquires DoubleDutch to Fuel Event Engagement Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent has spent the last few years gobbling up innovative companies to round out its gigantic platform for planners, hotels, and corporations. DoubleDutch is yet another example of Cvent's aggressive approach to building its platform through acquisitions.

2 weeks ago

Do Celeb Speakers Really Improve Events?

Do Celeb Speakers Really Improve Events?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hiring big-name speakers to keynote your event can backfire if they aren't aligned with your brand and message. Sometimes, though, some star power can provide an escape from the usual tedium.

3 weeks ago

Are Big-Name Conference Speakers Like Oprah and Bill Clinton Worth the Fees?

Are Big-Name Conference Speakers Like Oprah and Bill Clinton Worth the Fees?

Chris Ryall, Skift

Booking a high-profile guest speaker like Oprah Winfrey or former President Bill Clinton will guarantee buzz and most likely a sold-out conference or corporate event. But will their presence reflect the client’s messaging and the objectives of the overall event?

3 weeks ago

Cvent Dives Deeper Into Weddings

Cvent Dives Deeper Into Weddings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent's approach of filling the holes in its platform through acquisitions continues.

4 weeks ago

Potential Slowdown Raises Concerns for Meetings Sector

Potential Slowdown Raises Concerns for Meetings Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The meetings business tells a story about itself of strength and resilience, but sustainability and increased pressure on planners pose as obstacles to sustained growth.

1 month ago

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent remains committed to bringing new products to its customers through acquisitions. By diving into the U.S. market for weddings, the event tech giant hopes to keep its platform relevant despite the friction it creates for hotels and planners alike.

1 month ago

Events Sector Searches for Future at IMEX Frankfurt

Events Sector Searches for Future at IMEX Frankfurt

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Industry trade shows often act as a celebration of a sector's successes. A trip to IMEX Frankfurt, though, shows the meetings and events sector needs to embrace change instead of what has worked in the past.

1 month ago

Business Gets More Challenging for Planners

Business Gets More Challenging for Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners expect the uncertainty of an election year and difficulty working with venues to top the list of challenges they face in 2020. For now, business is good but becoming more complicated.

1 month ago