Meetings & Events

Appealing to Gen Z and Everyone Else — Meetings Innovation Report

Appealing to Gen Z and Everyone Else — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

While this week's Meetings Innovation Report takes a closer look at how to craft meetings for younger participants, from Generation Z to millennials, the truth is that all of these strategies make for more engaging, entertaining, and meaningful events.

4 hours ago

Gen Z Won’t Tolerate Boring Meetings That Aren’t Interactive

Gen Z Won’t Tolerate Boring Meetings That Aren’t Interactive

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

If you want to engage Generation Z, ditch the paper, be authentic, and keep those presentations moving.

18 hours ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

The rapidly evolving conference and events sector is facing increasing competition. While competition brings better technology solutions, organizers need to maintain value in their conferences to remain viable in the long-term.

2 days ago

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Associated Press

While Trump's DC hotel might be benefitting from increased business demand, his Florida estate is losing events following his callous and ignorant remarks about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's another example that organizations will not hesitate to move meetings and events if venues or hosts conflict with their core values.

3 days ago

When Event Technology Is the Problem Instead of the Solution — Meetings Innovation Report

When Event Technology Is the Problem Instead of the Solution — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

While technology specifically designed for meetings and events continues to evolve, planners are, in some cases, struggling to keep up with the fast pace of that evolution.

1 week ago

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Greg Oates, Skift

Innovation in event technology today relates as much to how planners use the platforms that already exist, as compared to new advancements in the technology itself.

1 week ago

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press

As we've seen in other cities and states, local economies will suffer when the government doesn't make the effort to ensure that all are not only welcome, but that they feel safe, and know they'll be treated equally and fairly.

1 week ago

Fierce Competition and Plenty of Planner Opportunities — Meetings Innovation Report

Fierce Competition and Plenty of Planner Opportunities — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

While the number of challenges facing today's meeting planners are numerous, there are plenty of opportunities, too.

2 weeks ago

Meeting Planners Sound Off on Their Biggest Challenges

Meeting Planners Sound Off on Their Biggest Challenges

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

The challenges being faced by meeting planners are as wildly divergent as the events they plan. To succeed, they need to be informed, nimble, and tough.

2 weeks ago

How Artificial Intelligence Is Already Impacting How We Meet — Meetings Innovation Report

How Artificial Intelligence Is Already Impacting How We Meet — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Should we be scared of artificial intelligence, or should we learn to embrace it?

3 weeks ago

Chatbots Are the Future of Meeting and Event Communication and Networking

Chatbots Are the Future of Meeting and Event Communication and Networking

Sheryll Poe, Skift

The increased acceptance and use of chatbots and AI is changing the way event and meeting professionals connect with attendees and making events more efficient for the planners and the attendees.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel Is Expected To Grow Amid High Uncertainty — Meetings Innovation Report

Business Travel Is Expected To Grow Amid High Uncertainty — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

While spending on business travel is forecasted to grow significantly in the next five years in both developed and emerging markets, there has also never been so much uncertainty collectively around global political, social, and economic disruptions.

4 weeks ago