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Online Booking Finally Becomes Reality for Meeting Planners

Online Booking Finally Becomes Reality for Meeting Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Figuring out where to hold a small meeting is becoming more like booking a flight or hotel online. As more of the giant hotel chains buy into this model, there is the potential for the wider distribution marketplace for meetings space to shift significantly.

4 weeks ago

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Colombia Is Building a Legacy as South America’s Most Innovative Meeting and Event Destination

Colombia Is Building a Legacy as South America’s Most Innovative Meeting and Event Destination

ProColombia + Skift

The world is witnessing a historical moment as Colombia evolves its meeting and event industry and embraces the effects of legacy.

4 weeks ago

Meeting Planners Need to Get Game for Esports

Meeting Planners Need to Get Game for Esports

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Nearly a billion people around the world will tune in to watch someone else play a video game this year. Digital events have become ingrained into the culture of millennials and Gen Z, and the sector is rapidly learning how to combine virtual entertainment with engaging real-life experiences. Event professionals need to pay attention to this evolution.

4 weeks ago

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Skift Video: How The Venetian Designs Personalized Experiences for Event Attendees

Skift Video: How The Venetian Designs Personalized Experiences for Event Attendees

The Venetian + Skift

Today’s meeting planners are reckoning with the rising expectations of attendees who “want it all,” whether that’s networking, education, entertainment, and fun. Only a select handful of event venues like The Venetian are capable of delivering on that promise.

1 month ago

Hilton Follows Marriott on Commission Cuts In New Challenge for Meeting Planners

Hilton Follows Marriott on Commission Cuts In New Challenge for Meeting Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The floodgates are now open for the larger hotel chains operating in North America to lower their commission rates for meetings alongside Marriott and Hilton. At a time when meeting space is limited and expensive, a wider shift will likely lead to a wave of consolidation for third-party meeting planners as they become less profitable.

1 month ago

Personalized Events Empower Planners and Attendees

Personalized Events Empower Planners and Attendees

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Meeting and event planners know they need to do a better job tailoring events to their attendees and providing their sponsors with a stronger idea of how successful their partnership has been. New solutions will make it easier for them to make informed decisions moving forward.

1 month ago

The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tools are finally emerging that empower event professionals with the insights they need to better understand how attendees operate at events and the value created for sponsors. It's about time, and these tools will only become more useful over time as event planners learn more about what makes their gatherings successful.

1 month ago

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Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Why a Glasgow Architecture Conference Focused on Its Legacy Impact

Greg Oates, SkiftX

This conference planner sums it up best: “So many times an organization comes into a city, invades it for a few days, and then leaves. For us, we relied on the universities, pulling their knowledge and access to people, to create what we hope is a long-lasting conversation about the future of cities between us and the people of Glasgow.”

1 month ago

Travel Managers and Meeting Planners Need to Work Closer Together

Travel Managers and Meeting Planners Need to Work Closer Together

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Technology can empower meeting planners, but it can also lead to daunting integration problems with other aspects of corporate travel. Riding the fine line between solving problems and creating new ones remains an issue that won't be solved soon.

1 month ago

What Happens When Events Grow Too Big?

What Happens When Events Grow Too Big?

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Germany’s biggest exhibition will test the endurance of delegates as more than 200,000 visitors flock to Hanover. The event may be too big for the host city, and many delegates will have to commute for hours each day.

1 month ago

Event Marketing and Booking Tools Are Getting Smarter

Event Marketing and Booking Tools Are Getting Smarter

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The disruption in event marketing and distribution is only getting started. As more robust tools emerge that are easier to use, meeting professionals will become empowered in interesting new ways.

1 month ago

Online Bookings Grow for Small and Simple Meetings

Online Bookings Grow for Small and Simple Meetings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Meetings booked online are small in stature and short in duration, which comes as no surprise. The consumerization of the booking process for meetings is well under way.

1 month ago