Meetings & Events

Meetings and Events Are Our Prism Into Society — Meetings Innovation Report

Meetings and Events Are Our Prism Into Society — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

We identify who we are, and how that aligns with our networks and general society at large, through meetings and events. Those experiences are the launch pads for our greatest potential.

2 hours ago

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

How much of an impact the slashed Visit Florida budget will have on the state's meetings and conventions industry is an open question. The answer depends on whom you ask.

3 days ago

Event Technology Is Showing Progress  — Meetings Innovation Report

Event Technology Is Showing Progress — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is getting a lot better at leveraging data to inform event design and strategy, but there's still a long way to go to personalize the experience on a mass scale.

1 week ago

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Limitations remain, but there's a goldmine of data available that can help with sales, marketing, and production.

1 week ago

Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Conferences and conventions need to be re-imagined as mass-personalization platforms that segment audiences into different sub-groups to provide greater returns for individual attendees.

2 weeks ago

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Jason Hensel, Skift

The purposeful creation of meetings within meetings is important for the continued vitality of large meetings because it offers attendees focused discussions and connections in intimate settings.

2 weeks ago

The Business Case For Diversity in Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Business Case For Diversity in Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Cities across the U.S. are aggressively promoting their civic policies around diversity and inclusion in an attempt to ensure that all meeting attendees feel welcome in their communities. This rise of advocacy at the local level is a direct response to the inane alt-right narrative coming out of the White House.

3 weeks ago

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Bringing more multicultural groups to a destination for meetings and events isn’t just good business. It's also good for local communities and future tourism, too.

3 weeks ago

How Women in the Travel Industry Are Tackling Gender Discrimination

How Women in the Travel Industry Are Tackling Gender Discrimination

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Grassroots activism is now the go-to tactic for achieving gender equality in the Trump-era travel industry. Lobbying male executives one-on-one isn’t working, so women are employing their collective influence, reminiscent of recent movements like the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

3 weeks ago

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

If you promote it, they will come. But you DO have to build it, and the Fyre Festival obviously didn't.

4 weeks ago

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas’ Latest Winning Streak

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas’ Latest Winning Streak

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

With gambling revenue in steady decline, meetings and events have become extremely important for Las Vegas resorts.

4 weeks ago

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Finding the best speakers for a meeting or event involves much more than asking whether they’ll be entertaining or not. What really matters most is whether they’re interactive, sensitive, and most of all, relevant.

4 weeks ago