Meetings & Events

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Instant booking has allowed co-working spaces and boutique venues to reach more planners. Now, more hotels are expected to go digital.

3 days ago

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As instant booking grows slowly among hotel chains, more boutique venues and co-working spaces are finding traction on digital sourcing platforms.

3 days ago

What You Need to Know About Events in China in the Next 5 Years

What You Need to Know About Events in China in the Next 5 Years

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China's event sector is poised to grow explosively over the next five years. Expect some interesting innovations from a country that isn't beholden to the way things are done traditionally.

1 week ago

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How Abu Dhabi is Approaching Meetings and Events in 2020

How Abu Dhabi is Approaching Meetings and Events in 2020

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau + Skift

As event planners transition to experience designers, destination selection will be an asset to delivering better meetings and events in 2020. Innovation, collaboration, and sustainability are key trends; a forward-thinking destination will be an important partner for delivering on growing attendee expectations.

2 days ago

How Global Event Planners Need to Think About China’s Secondary Cities

How Global Event Planners Need to Think About China’s Secondary Cities

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China has become a hot spot for global business travel, and its secondary cities are evolving to accommodate larger conferences and conventions. What should event planners know?

1 week ago

New Blood at One of Event Tech’s Top Players

New Blood at One of Event Tech’s Top Players

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As event tech companies look to streamline their platforms, some will look outside the event sector for leaders to help lead the process.

2 weeks ago

Aventri Goes Outside Event Tech for New CEO

Aventri Goes Outside Event Tech for New CEO

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

New leadership comes to Aventri as it continues to battle rival Cvent in the event tech marketplace. Perhaps a view from outside the sector can pay dividends as the tech provider works to further refine its platform.

2 weeks ago

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is an exciting time to be a player in the event tech space. As two key Australian events companies come together, the region's meetings industry is on the brink of change.

1 month ago

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

As Spare Workspace and Venuemob join together, Australia's events market is in for a big change. This has significant implications for instant booking throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

1 month ago

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

Isaac Carey, Skift

Even the biggest venues can be gentle on the climate. The Georgia World Conference Center went through a redesign about 10 years ago, and now is one of the most sustainable large venues in the world.

1 month ago

5 Key Lessons From the World’s Largest Green Events Venue

5 Key Lessons From the World’s Largest Green Events Venue

Isaac Carey, Skift

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta is currently the biggest event space to be environmentally certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The center has spent the past 10 years investing heavily in sustainability — and now acts as a blueprint for other convention centers.

2 months ago

Advances in Cameras Offer Huge Promise for Tracking at Events

Advances in Cameras Offer Huge Promise for Tracking at Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cameras may be the best all-in-one tool for events that currently exists. Beyond facial recognition and reading emotions, they can also provide extremely accurate real-time images of how attendees are moving around a venue.

2 months ago