Meetings & Events

What Crisis? Virtual Event Tech Platforms See Incredible Boost

What Crisis? Virtual Event Tech Platforms See Incredible Boost

EventMB

Whereas household names such as Eventbrite and Cvent took significant hits in the past few months, virtual event technology companies are thriving. Many report that they can't keep up with demand and others are securing massive rounds of investment.    

2 hours ago

Virtual Events: How to Take Advantage of Higher Attendance Rates

Virtual Events: How to Take Advantage of Higher Attendance Rates

EventMB

Virtual events have been taking off during the coronavirus pandemic, bringing with them a mix of relief and trepidation. If there’s one silver lining, it’s that attendance rates for virtual events have been multiples higher than their live counterparts. Here's what you need to know to capitalize on the increased reach.    

2 days ago

How Likely Are Attendees to Travel to Your Next Event?

How Likely Are Attendees to Travel to Your Next Event?

EventMB

Events being given the green light is only part of the puzzle when it comes to the recovery of the industry — the other part is getting attendees to show up. When you are finally able to plan an event, will people be willing to travel to it?    

3 days ago

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New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry in Thailand is stronger now than ever before and is expected to continue growing. Today, Bangkok is one of Asia’s most exciting cities and a major business hub for the region, especially after hosting the ASEAN summit in 2019.

2 months ago

Cvent Layoffs Underway

Cvent Layoffs Underway

EventMB

Cvent, one of the largest event technology companies, is reportedly laying off some of its workforce. Cvent began laying off an undetermined number of workers on Thursday, multiple sources told EventMB.

1 week ago

Virtual Tours Used by Destinations as Sales Pitches to Host Post-Covid Events

Virtual Tours Used by Destinations as Sales Pitches to Host Post-Covid Events

EventMB

Destination marketing groups have been hard-hit as events and travel plans around the world continue to be canceled. Some are now pivoting to reinvent themselves and convey their sales pitches to planners in a different way: virtually.    

1 week ago

Event Industry Split on Restarting Business

Event Industry Split on Restarting Business

EventMB

As the uncertainty continues, the event industry is discussing the path forward. Some event professionals want a comeback as fast as possible, others feel the risk for attendees and staff. Should events open or wait?    

1 week ago

20 Questions to Ask at the Tech Demo for Your Virtual Event

20 Questions to Ask at the Tech Demo for Your Virtual Event

EventMB

While some areas are reopening gradually, many others approach the future with trepidation. Virtual events remain the safest option, and planners must find reliable event tech for a format that is, for many, unfamiliar. Here are 20 questions to ask to your tech vendor to help you choose the most appropriate platform for your next…

2 weeks ago

Eventbrite’s $146 Million First-Quarter Loss Signals Rocky Path Ahead

Eventbrite’s $146 Million First-Quarter Loss Signals Rocky Path Ahead

EventMB

Eventbrite announced a massive hit to its revenue during its latest earnings call. The news comes after the announcement of a substantial restructuring of its workforce that saw 45 percent of its employees laid off. What does the future look like for the ticketing giant?    

2 weeks ago

A Mix of In-Person and Virtual Is Immediate Future of Events Industry

A Mix of In-Person and Virtual Is Immediate Future of Events Industry

EventMB

Virtual events have gained a lot of ground in the industry over the last few months, and many of the benefits and best practices learned from successful applications won't soon be forgotten. Here's how to leverage virtual event strategies once live events return.   Although countries are now slowly starting to loosen lockdown measures, the…

2 weeks ago

Events Are Reopening: Will Attendees Show Up?

Events Are Reopening: Will Attendees Show Up?

EventMB

Germany and China just gave the go-ahead to restart trade shows. As planners and owners rush to restart their events, will attendees show up?    Michael Webber attended CES in Las Vegas on Jan 21, 2020. He was part of that large group of attendees that caught the ‘CES flu,’ the bug that every year…

3 weeks ago

Pent-Up Demand Could Be Good — and Bad — for Reviving Events

Pent-Up Demand Could Be Good — and Bad — for Reviving Events

EventMB

After months in lockdown, many will flock back to events. Will revenge attending save the event industry from the deepest crisis ever faced?   A few weeks ago, Hermès, a luxury brand in fashion, reopened its flagship store in the southern region of Guangzhou, China. It managed to sell inventory for $2.7M, the highest ever…

3 weeks ago