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Eventbrite Readies IPO After Period of Event Ticketing Consolidation

Eventbrite Readies IPO After Period of Event Ticketing Consolidation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Eventbrite's rise has happened in tandem with that of the experience economy at large. Both the consumer and enterprise event technology sectors have thrived in recent years, with mobile tools redefining how people research and buy tickets to events.

4 weeks ago

Evolving to Meet Event Planner Needs

Evolving to Meet Event Planner Needs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

An arms race is on in the event technology sector as established players look to take on Cvent while embracing emerging technologies. This is good news for meeting planners and other event professionals, bringing an array of choices to a sector that is consolidated at the top.

4 weeks ago

Etouches Rebrands for Fresh Start in Crowded Event Tech Ecosystem

Etouches Rebrands for Fresh Start in Crowded Event Tech Ecosystem

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Aventri may sound kind of like an Italian resort town, but it does stand out among other event technology brands. It's hard to brand a platform that offers a suite of services in a sector defined by individual product offerings. We'll see how this works out, and what companies Aventri acquires in coming years.

4 weeks ago

Sponsored
New Skift Report: The Rise of Design Thinking in Meetings and Events

New Skift Report: The Rise of Design Thinking in Meetings and Events

The Venetian + Skift

When someone says “event design,” a lot of meeting planners still think about table centerpieces and drapery. But event design is actually about how we structure events at every step of the creative process to achieve specific objectives. Download the report to learn more.

1 month ago

Accessibility That Goes Beyond the Event

Accessibility That Goes Beyond the Event

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's one thing to make your event as accessible as possible, but the rest of the travel industry needs to do more to adequately present suitable options for every traveler. In a welcome development, online booking is finally placing a new focus on accessibility.

1 month ago

How Events Can Demonstrate Strong Return on Investment

How Events Can Demonstrate Strong Return on Investment

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Making money is important for most events, but it isn't everything. Happy attendees and successful business outcomes can help move the needle for companies, even if an event itself isn't a huge moneymaker.

2 months ago

Meeting Planners Still Struggle To Prove Return on Investment

Meeting Planners Still Struggle To Prove Return on Investment

Robin Amster, Skift

Proving return on investment in the meetings and events space is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a difficult challenge, providing metrics for a host of areas from net revenue to attendee satisfaction. Yet planners are under growing pressure to meet the challenge.

2 months ago

Selling Event Tickets on Social Media Is Here to Stay

Selling Event Tickets on Social Media Is Here to Stay

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Instagram already offers ticketing services in its app, and it seems like Snapchat is well on its way. Beyond selling tickets, though, both platforms are also jockeying to become the premier platform for augmented reality technology and content as the sector develops.

2 months ago

Sponsored
The Rise of the Las Vegas Innovation District

The Rise of the Las Vegas Innovation District

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority + Skift

In this Skift report, we examine how Las Vegas is evolving as a hub of creative, cultural, and social innovation, and how meeting planners are going beyond the convention center to tap into local expertise in order to provide more enriching, productive conferences.

2 months ago

Would You Buy Your Next Event Tickets on Instagram?

Would You Buy Your Next Event Tickets on Instagram?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Engagement with social media for planners and marketers is moving beyond hashtags and sponsored posts into a competitive marketplace for digital ticket distribution. This won't really affect associations and B2B conferences immediately, but make sure to track the trend as consumer events experiment with distribution over social networks.

2 months ago

Sponsored
How CES is Rethinking Las Vegas as a Global Innovation Distribution Channel

How CES is Rethinking Las Vegas as a Global Innovation Distribution Channel

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority + Skift

Conference organizers are starting to tap into local innovators in their host cities to create more value for event attendees. The relationship between CES and Las Vegas paints an optimistic picture for the future of meetings and destinations, one that shows how communities can collaborate to drive industry and society forward.

2 months ago

Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age

Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Dining has become an integral part of the travel experience in recent years while remaining somewhat secondary for many meetings and events. Events are now working to leverage quality food and beverage options without breaking the bank.

2 months ago