Meetings & Events

Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Conferences and conventions need to be re-imagined as mass-personalization platforms that segment audiences into different sub-groups to provide greater returns for individual attendees.

2 months ago

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Jason Hensel, Skift

The purposeful creation of meetings within meetings is important for the continued vitality of large meetings because it offers attendees focused discussions and connections in intimate settings.

2 months ago

The Business Case For Diversity in Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Business Case For Diversity in Meetings and Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Cities across the U.S. are aggressively promoting their civic policies around diversity and inclusion in an attempt to ensure that all meeting attendees feel welcome in their communities. This rise of advocacy at the local level is a direct response to the inane alt-right narrative coming out of the White House.

2 months ago

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Bringing more multicultural groups to a destination for meetings and events isn’t just good business. It's also good for local communities and future tourism, too.

2 months ago

How Women in the Travel Industry Are Tackling Gender Discrimination

How Women in the Travel Industry Are Tackling Gender Discrimination

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Grassroots activism is now the go-to tactic for achieving gender equality in the Trump-era travel industry. Lobbying male executives one-on-one isn’t working, so women are employing their collective influence, reminiscent of recent movements like the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

2 months ago

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

If you promote it, they will come. But you DO have to build it, and the Fyre Festival obviously didn't.

2 months ago

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas’ Latest Winning Streak

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas’ Latest Winning Streak

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

With gambling revenue in steady decline, meetings and events have become extremely important for Las Vegas resorts.

2 months ago

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

The Next-Gen Conference Speaker Is Sensitive — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Finding the best speakers for a meeting or event involves much more than asking whether they’ll be entertaining or not. What really matters most is whether they’re interactive, sensitive, and most of all, relevant.

2 months ago

What Are Conferences Looking for in a Speaker? Interactivity and Sensitivity

What Are Conferences Looking for in a Speaker? Interactivity and Sensitivity

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

This is not your grandfather's keynote. Choosing the right speaker to engage an audience is more complex than ever before. And that's a good thing.

2 months ago

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Free Report: Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

Free Report: Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

Meetings Mean Business + Skift

The meetings and conventions industry is evolving into a global innovation distribution channel. The challenge is mapping and measuring those long-term impacts.

2 months ago

The Future of Online Bookings for Small Event Space — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Online Bookings for Small Event Space — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Companies can now expand their use of online platforms to book small meetings in creative venues, because they now have the ability to message venues directly in real-time and integrate compliance requirements.

2 months ago

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Greg Oates, Skift

For online meeting space booking platforms like Bizly to be profitable, they have to offer both automated purchase capabilities and chat functionality with live venue staff to satisfy the demands of enterprise clients.

2 months ago