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Meeting Planners Aim to Reduce Damage to Local Communities

Meeting Planners Aim to Reduce Damage to Local Communities

Isaac Carey, Skift

Companies have realized that climate change dramatically affects their bottom line, and many are giving planners the go-ahead to address sustainability in a more meaningful way.

1 month ago

Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism

Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism

Isaac Carey, Skift

Planners are starting to embrace their role in addressing climate change — and are moving beyond just surface efforts to preserve the environment and local communities. This trend is an important one, and hopefully continues to pick up speed.

1 month ago

Announcing Our Newest Acquisition: EventMB Is Now Part of the Skift Family

Announcing Our Newest Acquisition: EventMB Is Now Part of the Skift Family

Rafat Ali, Skift

Skift has been covering the business of meetings and events for the last three years, and now with EventMB as part of our family, we become the largest independent media source in the events industry as well.

1 month ago

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New Research: Navigating New Opportunities for Meetings and Events in 2020

New Research: Navigating New Opportunities for Meetings and Events in 2020

CWT Meetings and Events + Skift

Meeting and event planners need to constantly restrategize as the industry steps into a new age of rapid innovation and digitalization. Otherwise, they risk being left behind amid today’s challenging economic climate and increasingly competitive market.

3 weeks ago

Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

Isaac Carey, Skift

Meeting organizers are pretty mixed on whether or not the Doral is a good fit for the summit. But even the ones who are in full support of the venue say it's impossible to take the politics out of it.

1 month ago

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Isaac Carey, Skift

The property is definitely large enough, and is located near an international airport. On the other hand, there are major internet security concerns, and the hotel is a little impersonal. Plus, is the political fallout really worth it?

1 month ago

What’s In Store for Meeting Booking Engine Groups360?

What’s In Store for Meeting Booking Engine Groups360?

Isaac Carey, Skift

After a significant investment, four major hotel companies now have a controlling interest in the booking engine Groups360. It's unclear if this sets it up for success — or failure.

2 months ago

Does a Hotel-Backed Meetings Booking Platform Stand a Chance?

Does a Hotel-Backed Meetings Booking Platform Stand a Chance?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Hotels need to be willing to make more investments — and to give up some of their control — if Groups360 is going to work.

2 months ago

Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events

Why Technology Isn’t Being Used to Track Engagement at Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Ask nearly any event organizer about attendee engagement, and they'll say it's a top priority. Despite this, most have not invested in the right technology to track and analyze attendee behavior.

2 months ago

The Events Industry Has a Blind Spot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

The Events Industry Has a Blind Spot When It Comes to Attendee Engagement

Isaac, Skift

If you can't first measure engagement, then it's hard to improve it. Digital tracking devices are a good investment for planners and something to add to their toolbox, along with mobile apps and surveys.

2 months ago

Finding the Right Venue Still Plagues Meeting Planners Despite Digital Tools

Finding the Right Venue Still Plagues Meeting Planners Despite Digital Tools

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Most planners still have a hard time sourcing and booking the right venue for an event. High costs and rude salespeople are only a couple of the obstacles they face despite new technology aimed to help ease the process.

2 months ago

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The hotel industry has had a tough time improving the painful process of selling event space and room blocks to meeting planners. Perhaps this deal is a sign the sector is finally ready to invest in meaningful change to help repair the ecosystem.

2 months ago