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Eventbrite’s Surging IPO Shines Light on Fragmented Event Tech Sector

Eventbrite’s Surging IPO Shines Light on Fragmented Event Tech Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Eventbrite is a different beast than most event management companies out there since it also acts as a ticketing marketplace for consumers. This doesn't mean that the wider event space won't benefit from the increased awareness of event technology as a growing and profitable sector.

1 month ago

Why Fast Wi-Fi Is Still a Big Deal for Planners

Why Fast Wi-Fi Is Still a Big Deal for Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Investing in technology has become crucial for hotels to better meet the needs of event planners who know that solid audiovisual equipment and fast Wi-Fi are more important than ever before.

1 month ago

Latin America Meeting Planners Focus on Experience Creation

Latin America Meeting Planners Focus on Experience Creation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Latin American event planners think that technology will become vital to their efforts in the future. They also know that crafting memorable experiences is necessary to proving the true value of an event to stakeholders.

1 month ago

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Meeting Planners Should Rethink Fort Worth as a Network of Creative Neighborhoods

Meeting Planners Should Rethink Fort Worth as a Network of Creative Neighborhoods

Visit Fort Worth + Skift

Everyone wants to have a "local" experience, and meeting and event attendees are no exception. Planners should look no further than Fort Worth for a destination that goes beyond the convention center.

2 weeks ago

Companies Continue to Invest in Events

Companies Continue to Invest in Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Events have taken on an increased importance to corporate marketing efforts, even as costs have risen. It will be interesting to see if organizations are forced to reduce events in order to save on costs sometime in the next few years.

1 month ago

Events Remain High Priority for Companies Even as Costs Rise

Events Remain High Priority for Companies Even as Costs Rise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Executives know that events work for promoting their brands and driving business. A big opportunity exists, though, for organizations to get smarter about how they spend on events and making the most of the data they produce.

1 month ago

Airbnb Starts Move Into Meetings

Airbnb Starts Move Into Meetings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airbnb's new offerings will prove valuable for companies that don't want to source and plan their own intricate offsite experiences. A wider push into distributing meeting space, though, isn't here yet.

2 months ago

Airbnb for Work Brings Meeting Spaces and Experiences to Business Travelers

Airbnb for Work Brings Meeting Spaces and Experiences to Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airbnb is going to integrate Airbnb Experiences and curated lists of meeting-appropriate homes into its booking tool. Initial feedback has been strong, so it's probably only a matter of time until Airbnb builds partnerships in other areas.

2 months ago

What Eventbrite’s Rise Means for Everyone Else

What Eventbrite’s Rise Means for Everyone Else

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

If Eventbrite indeed goes public, watch to see whether it continues its spending-fueled period of growth or transitions into a more risk-averse period. The global event market is still booming, but growth can come at a steep cost with a lack of focus on innovation.

2 months ago

Eventbrite’s Planned IPO Reveals Tension in Global Event Marketplace

Eventbrite’s Planned IPO Reveals Tension in Global Event Marketplace

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Taken as a whole, Eventbrite's IPO filing shows the company has been spending to scale its ticketing platform globally and tee up a strong offering for investors. It will be interesting to see if the company can continue its explosive growth scrutinized as a public company.

2 months ago

Eventbrite Files for Long-Awaited IPO

Eventbrite Files for Long-Awaited IPO

Alex Barinka and Michael Hytha, Bloomberg

A first glance at Eventbrite's filing shows impressive revenue growth over the last couple of years. It looks like its acquisitions of Ticketfly and other smaller players have paid off.

2 months ago

South by Southwest’s Formula for How to Keep Them Coming Back to Austin

South by Southwest’s Formula for How to Keep Them Coming Back to Austin

Andrew Zaleski, Skift

Is it tough to keep it cool and relevant? You bet. But the South by Southwest festival in Austin has found some secrets to packing 'em in every year. SXSW is one of the subjects in Skift’s recent sixth anniversary book, For the Long Haul, Lessons on Business Longevity, whose chapters we are excerpting for you here in the coming weeks.

2 months ago