Meetings & Events

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.

2 days ago

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

4 days ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Festivalization of Meetings and Events

Travel Megatrends 2017: Festivalization of Meetings and Events

Greg Oates, Skift

Conference organizers are developing more multidisciplinary programming that pulls from both the business and creative industries, creating a new convergence of experiences that help brands plug into business events in more ways.

5 days ago

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Greg Oates, Skift

CES 2017 this month in Las Vegas marked the emergence of Artificial Intelligence-integrated connectivity and voice responsiveness into the mainstream, especially in terms of smart cars and smart homes. We will soon all be basically living and driving inside our mobile phones.

5 days ago

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Free Webinar: Megatrends Defining Meetings & Events 2017

Free Webinar: Megatrends Defining Meetings & Events 2017

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts + Skift

This one-hour interactive session features a conversation between Skift Senior Editor Greg Oates and Jonathan Sicroff, SVP, Global Sales, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts about key trends taking place in the meetings and events space.

1 week ago

Redefining Meeting Planners as Business Event Strategists — Meetings Innovation Report

Redefining Meeting Planners as Business Event Strategists — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Meeting planners have a lot of opportunities to grow as professionals by becoming more involved in business strategy, but meetings industry organizations can do more to support that evolution with better event content, versus promotional and generic marketing-speak.

1 week ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear how the experts put on big, non-boring events — and how they think social media is changing attendees' experiences.

2 weeks ago

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

Greg Oates, Skift

The $1.4 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center is significant because it cements the city as the meetings and events capital of the western U.S. for the foreseeable future.

2 weeks ago

The Rise of Multidisciplinary Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Rise of Multidisciplinary Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The three primary trends in meetings in 2017 revolve around the growing convergence of different communities collaborating together, the festivalization of business events, and the role of conferences as experiential brand-marketing platforms.

2 weeks ago

3 Trends That Will Disrupt the Meetings and Events Industry in 2017

3 Trends That Will Disrupt the Meetings and Events Industry in 2017

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is evolving beyond its preoccupation with event technology and the impact of Millennials over the last five years. The new focus for 2017 revolves around developing more multidisciplinary business events, integrating education and entertainment, to engage attendees in new ways on different levels.

2 weeks ago

Redefining the Value of Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Redefining the Value of Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Destinations are determining the need to focus more on the impact and value of meetings on their cities over the long term.

1 month ago

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Greg Oates, Skift

The BestCities Global Alliance and Dubai Business Events are focusing more on how convention bureaus can collaborate with association conference organizers to create a longer legacy impact of business events for both the organizations and host destinations.

1 month ago