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Event Planners Quiet on Sexual Harassment Problem

Event Planners Quiet on Sexual Harassment Problem

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Events can only do so much to mitigate sexual harassment if attendees aren't educated on inappropriate behavior and aware of the steps to help prevent misconduct and protect fellow attendees.

1 month ago

Are Meetings the Perfect Place for Sexual Harassment?

Are Meetings the Perfect Place for Sexual Harassment?

Rayna Katz, Skift

The jury is still out on whether tweaking events can eliminate sexual harassment incidents — maybe that’s too easy of a fix. But if the better answer is communication and education, is the meeting industry providing that support?

1 month ago

Event Organizers Plan for Stretched Budgets in 2019

Event Organizers Plan for Stretched Budgets in 2019

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Event planners are being tasked with producing more events with limited resources. Better technology can help them maximize their marketing efforts, but word of mouth remains the most effective at attracting attendees to an event.

1 month ago

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New Science Says Meeting Planners Should Embrace Unorthodox Venues and Experiences

New Science Says Meeting Planners Should Embrace Unorthodox Venues and Experiences

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau + Skift

New scientific research links getting out of your comfort zone with increased creativity. For meeting planners looking for the next big thing, that means smaller-scale venues and unexpected destinations should be top of mind.

2 months ago

Event Attendees Meet in Bathrooms and Public Parks to Escape Overcrowding

Event Attendees Meet in Bathrooms and Public Parks to Escape Overcrowding

Kristen V Brown, Bloomberg

The boom in the events business has led to overcrowding and an increase in people taking meetings in weird places like bathrooms and department stores. More creative event design is necessary to reverse this trend.

1 month ago

Secondary Cities Become Dynamic Destinations

Secondary Cities Become Dynamic Destinations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Event planners in Pittsburgh this week were eager to try new ways to not just engage attendees, but keep them returning year after year. Technology is only part of the answer.

1 month ago

Pittsburgh Turns to Tech for Future Meetings Appeal

Pittsburgh Turns to Tech for Future Meetings Appeal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations with a distinct character are finding ways to take advantage of their identity while evolving, presenting themselves as platforms for both business innovation and leisure fun.

1 month ago

Travel Leaders Acquires UK-Based Event Management Company

Travel Leaders Acquires UK-Based Event Management Company

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consolidation continues in the global event management marketplace, with Travel Leaders Group investing more in international assets that expand its reach in a crowded marketplace.

1 month ago

Event Security Trends in the New Year

Event Security Trends in the New Year

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The world is a dangerous place. As event planners are forced to manage and monitor risk, it's important to remember there are best practices for protecting your attendees.

2 months ago

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Agencies and venues have stepped up to the plate to meet rising safety and security concerns among meetings organizers. The challenge is to fulfill duty of care obligations without impacting the delegate experience.

2 months ago

Interactive Technology for Events Becomes Greater Priority

Interactive Technology for Events Becomes Greater Priority

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners in different regions have differing takes on what's going to be most important to their clients in upcoming years. It'll be interesting to see how the event experience evolves around the world going forward.

2 months ago

Interactive Technology Becomes Focus of Asia-Pacific Event Planners

Interactive Technology Becomes Focus of Asia-Pacific Event Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In Asia-Pacific, planners are more concerned about facilitating new technological advances than bringing local experiences to attendees.

2 months ago