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Free Report: Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

Free Report: Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

Meetings Mean Business + Skift

The meetings and conventions industry is evolving into a global innovation distribution channel. The challenge is mapping and measuring those long-term impacts.

1 month ago

The Future of Online Bookings for Small Event Space — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Online Bookings for Small Event Space — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Companies can now expand their use of online platforms to book small meetings in creative venues, because they now have the ability to message venues directly in real-time and integrate compliance requirements.

1 month ago

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Greg Oates, Skift

For online meeting space booking platforms like Bizly to be profitable, they have to offer both automated purchase capabilities and chat functionality with live venue staff to satisfy the demands of enterprise clients.

1 month ago

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Skift Video: How Meeting Planners Can Rethink Event Design

Skift Video: How Meeting Planners Can Rethink Event Design

Bellagio + ARIA + Skift

SkiftX went to Bellagio and ARIA in Las Vegas to get a behind-the-scenes look of how a major corporate event comes to life and how smart meeting planners are thinking about the future of event design.

1 month ago

Is the Meetings Industry Finally Understanding Its Value?  — Meetings Innovation Report

Is the Meetings Industry Finally Understanding Its Value? — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is beginning to evaluate the long-term impact of conferences on a host destination's economic growth, and the business outcome for both local and visiting participants, with much more intention than in the past. It's going to get bumpy, but it's time for the industry to start taking itself seriously.

1 month ago

How the Meetings Industry Is Attempting to Redefine Its Value Proposition

How the Meetings Industry Is Attempting to Redefine Its Value Proposition

Greg Oates, Skift

The Joint Meetings Industry Council's "Iceberg" project is ambitious in terms of defining the value of the meetings industry more holistically, but there are a lot of challenges to provide the indepth case studies required to quantify that successfully.

1 month ago

Skift Forum Europe Emphasizes Global Perspective — Meetings Innovation Report

Skift Forum Europe Emphasizes Global Perspective — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The travel industry needs to embrace the geopolitical realities of the world. More than anywhere else, Europe is at the center of a wholesale reimagining of the role that tourism and hospitality play in uniting global governments, cultures, and companies.

2 months ago

Meetings Industry Is Getting Savvier About Setting Prices

Meetings Industry Is Getting Savvier About Setting Prices

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Better late than never. Sales teams for meetings and events are finally starting to use software to forecast demand and extract the most money possible.

2 months ago

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The national conversation around the need for more diversity and inclusivity in the technology and advanced industry sectors is moving to the forefront in the meetings industry, as more organizations realize the value of inclusivity to drive success on a global stage.

2 months ago

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Greg Oates, Skift

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region's tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

2 months ago

Shaping Trends at Skift Forum Europe and SXSW — Meetings Innovation Report

Shaping Trends at Skift Forum Europe and SXSW — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Conferences and events like Skift Forum Europe in April and SXSW in Austin this month distill the converging trends in society, politics, and high-growth industries.

2 months ago

U.S. Meetings Industry Fights Trump’s Travel Ban — Meetings Innovation Report

U.S. Meetings Industry Fights Trump’s Travel Ban — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Trump's travel ban is hurting America's image internationally and its innovation economy domestically, but the global meetings industry and many U.S. cities are rallying in an attempt to minimize the pain.

3 months ago