Meetings & Events

Cvent Buys Social Tables as Event Tech Consolidation Escalates

Cvent Buys Social Tables as Event Tech Consolidation Escalates

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent is working methodically to expand its offerings in the small meeting space by acquiring Kapow and now Social Tables. Social Tables found success streamlining obvious pain points for planners, which is something Cvent can learn from.

24 hours ago

Group Booking Pace Slows in Tight Market for Meetings

Group Booking Pace Slows in Tight Market for Meetings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

New research from Cvent shows that group business is declining for U.S. hotels, and planners are booking room blocks closer to the date of their event than before. This is bad news for hotels, which rely on group bookings to boost business.

1 day ago

Fyre Festival Founder Gets Six Years for $27.4 Million Fraud

Fyre Festival Founder Gets Six Years for $27.4 Million Fraud

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

Most people will remember the images of attendees wandering around a half-built site that surfaced during 2017's Fyre Festival. Those who paid thousands of dollars for tickets will no doubt have little sympathy for the man behind the disaster.

5 days ago

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How Meeting and Event Planners Can Master Smart Revenue Management

How Meeting and Event Planners Can Master Smart Revenue Management

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Until recently, the meeting and event industry was playing a game of catch-up when it came to revenue management. But thanks to new available industry-specific tools, developing a well-executed revenue management strategy is a lot more attainable than it once was.

2 days ago

Planners Need More From Destinations

Planners Need More From Destinations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's a glut of information out there about global destinations. Planners, though, really need strong partners to help them craft successful events when the pressure is on.

7 days ago

Meeting Planners Stress Most About Dealing With Safety and Security

Meeting Planners Stress Most About Dealing With Safety and Security

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations need to provide more services to event planners in an extremely competitive marketplace. Despite the proliferation of online destination information, nothing beats a strong relationship between planners and destinations to help ease the stress felt by event professionals.

1 week ago

Events Know They Have a Waste Problem

Events Know They Have a Waste Problem

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Sustainability is more than a gimmick; the wider meetings and events sector is in the midst of reducing its impact on the environment while providing attendees with a more balanced and less wasteful experience.

2 weeks ago

Producing Less Waste Is Quickly Becoming a Priority for Events Worldwide

Producing Less Waste Is Quickly Becoming a Priority for Events Worldwide

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As environmental awareness grows, everyone in the meetings supply chain has to demonstrate their green credentials. For now, events with environmental certifications may have an advantage, but as expectations rise, this will soon be a minimum requirement.

2 weeks ago

The Outlook Gets Pricier for Event Planners

The Outlook Gets Pricier for Event Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Costs keep going up for event planners. Technology can help drive costs down, but it can be confusing to navigate the variety of solutions that are available.

3 weeks ago

Increased Meetings Demand Continues to Drive Costs Up

Increased Meetings Demand Continues to Drive Costs Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

More demand for meeting space has driven up prices around the world, giving upscale hotels more leverage during negotiations. Meanwhile, some planners are being left behind even as event technology catches on among more ambitious organizations.

3 weeks ago

Eventbrite’s Surging IPO Shines Light on Fragmented Event Tech Sector

Eventbrite’s Surging IPO Shines Light on Fragmented Event Tech Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Eventbrite is a different beast than most event management companies out there since it also acts as a ticketing marketplace for consumers. This doesn't mean that the wider event space won't benefit from the increased awareness of event technology as a growing and profitable sector.

4 weeks ago

Why Fast Wi-Fi Is Still a Big Deal for Planners

Why Fast Wi-Fi Is Still a Big Deal for Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Investing in technology has become crucial for hotels to better meet the needs of event planners who know that solid audiovisual equipment and fast Wi-Fi are more important than ever before.

4 weeks ago