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Free Webinar: Megatrends Defining Meetings & Events 2017

Free Webinar: Megatrends Defining Meetings & Events 2017

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts + Skift

This one-hour interactive session features a conversation between Skift Senior Editor Greg Oates and Jonathan Sicroff, SVP, Global Sales, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts about key trends taking place in the meetings and events space.

1 month ago

Redefining Meeting Planners as Business Event Strategists — Meetings Innovation Report

Redefining Meeting Planners as Business Event Strategists — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Meeting planners have a lot of opportunities to grow as professionals by becoming more involved in business strategy, but meetings industry organizations can do more to support that evolution with better event content, versus promotional and generic marketing-speak.

1 month ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear how the experts put on big, non-boring events — and how they think social media is changing attendees' experiences.

2 months ago

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

Greg Oates, Skift

The $1.4 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center is significant because it cements the city as the meetings and events capital of the western U.S. for the foreseeable future.

2 months ago

The Rise of Multidisciplinary Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Rise of Multidisciplinary Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The three primary trends in meetings in 2017 revolve around the growing convergence of different communities collaborating together, the festivalization of business events, and the role of conferences as experiential brand-marketing platforms.

2 months ago

3 Trends That Will Disrupt the Meetings and Events Industry in 2017

3 Trends That Will Disrupt the Meetings and Events Industry in 2017

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is evolving beyond its preoccupation with event technology and the impact of Millennials over the last five years. The new focus for 2017 revolves around developing more multidisciplinary business events, integrating education and entertainment, to engage attendees in new ways on different levels.

2 months ago

Redefining the Value of Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Redefining the Value of Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Destinations are determining the need to focus more on the impact and value of meetings on their cities over the long term.

2 months ago

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Greg Oates, Skift

The BestCities Global Alliance and Dubai Business Events are focusing more on how convention bureaus can collaborate with association conference organizers to create a longer legacy impact of business events for both the organizations and host destinations.

2 months ago

Event Tech, Design, and Business Trends in 2017— Meetings Innovation Report

Event Tech, Design, and Business Trends in 2017— Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Using event technology and artificial intelligence to build and customize community engagement is the biggest meetings trend heading into 2017.

2 months ago

The Role of Convention Bureaus in Industry Research Development — Meetings Innovation Report

The Role of Convention Bureaus in Industry Research Development — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

When convention bureaus develop their own meetings industry research, it positions them as leaders in event tech and meeting design innovation, and it differentiates them from their competitors. It takes a lot of work, resources, and experimentation to do it effectively, though.

3 months ago

German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research

German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research

Greg Oates, Skift

Germany has one of the most innovative business strategies and fresh content models to attract more international conferences by focusing on extensive research development and sector-specific industry expertise. But managing and delivering on those effectively and consistently comes with its growing pains.

3 months ago

Expanding the Value Proposition of Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Expanding the Value Proposition of Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

While meetings and events are cross-pollinating more sectors in their programming, the industry at large needs to expand how it defines and measures the value of that convergence.

3 months ago