Meetings & Events

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Dave Montali, Skift

Increasing competition in the event sector has attracted more technology companies to provide solutions for current bottlenecks.

2 months ago

A Win-Win for Meeting Planners and Sports Venues — Meetings Innovation Report

A Win-Win for Meeting Planners and Sports Venues — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sports venues are quickly becoming a preferred event venue of choice for groups that are looking for a memorable and unconventional meeting.

2 months ago

Planners Look to Sports Venues to Host Innovative and Immersive Events

Planners Look to Sports Venues to Host Innovative and Immersive Events

Sheryll Poe, Skift

The use of sports stadiums and parks for non-sporting events is a growing trend in the meetings and events industry, and professional sports teams that are eager to create additional revenue and leverage investments are promoting their state-of-the-art venues as a unique alternative for hosting conferences, trade shows, meetings, and events.

2 months ago

Events Are Getting More Analytical to Measure Success

Events Are Getting More Analytical to Measure Success

Dave Montali, Skift

Event organizers are looking to new metrics to measure the success of their events.

2 months ago

Appealing to Gen Z and Everyone Else — Meetings Innovation Report

Appealing to Gen Z and Everyone Else — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

While this week's Meetings Innovation Report takes a closer look at how to craft meetings for younger participants, from Generation Z to millennials, the truth is that all of these strategies make for more engaging, entertaining, and meaningful events.

2 months ago

Gen Z Won’t Tolerate Boring Meetings That Aren’t Interactive

Gen Z Won’t Tolerate Boring Meetings That Aren’t Interactive

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

If you want to engage Generation Z, ditch the paper, be authentic, and keep those presentations moving.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

The rapidly evolving conference and events sector is facing increasing competition. While competition brings better technology solutions, organizers need to maintain value in their conferences to remain viable in the long-term.

2 months ago

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Associated Press

While Trump's DC hotel might be benefitting from increased business demand, his Florida estate is losing events following his callous and ignorant remarks about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's another example that organizations will not hesitate to move meetings and events if venues or hosts conflict with their core values.

2 months ago

When Event Technology Is the Problem Instead of the Solution — Meetings Innovation Report

When Event Technology Is the Problem Instead of the Solution — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

While technology specifically designed for meetings and events continues to evolve, planners are, in some cases, struggling to keep up with the fast pace of that evolution.

2 months ago

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Greg Oates, Skift

Innovation in event technology today relates as much to how planners use the platforms that already exist, as compared to new advancements in the technology itself.

2 months ago

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press

As we've seen in other cities and states, local economies will suffer when the government doesn't make the effort to ensure that all are not only welcome, but that they feel safe, and know they'll be treated equally and fairly.

2 months ago

Fierce Competition and Plenty of Planner Opportunities — Meetings Innovation Report

Fierce Competition and Plenty of Planner Opportunities — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

While the number of challenges facing today's meeting planners are numerous, there are plenty of opportunities, too.

2 months ago