Meetings & Events

Cities as Innovation and Creativity Accelerators — Meetings Innovation Report

Cities as Innovation and Creativity Accelerators — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

To really appeal to meeting and event organizers, destinations need to rely on more than just their conventional group travel offerings. They need to position themselves as destinations where creativity and innovation truly thrive.

2 months ago

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit Seattle is positioning itself as a broker of innovation, versus a sales conduit for meeting space, by introducing meeting planners nationwide to some of the world's most advanced companies.

2 months ago

The Meetings Industry Adjusts to Risk

The Meetings Industry Adjusts to Risk

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is under growing pressure to provide education and best practices to mitigate risk, which is challenging due to the size of groups and costs to secure large venues.

2 months ago

Forging Ahead in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas — Meetings Innovation Report

Forging Ahead in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

With so much weighing on the minds of meeting and event planners today, we wanted to take a closer look at what lies ahead.

2 months ago

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Greg Oates, Skift

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau is actively selling for 2018 meetings and conventions despite the fallout from Hurricane Maria, but with the rebuilding efforts, the island should reposition itself more as a hub of industry innovation rather than just a U.S. tropical paradise.

2 months ago

Immersive Experiences Are the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Immersive Experiences Are the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

It won't be enough to attend a meeting anymore. Conference attendees are going to need to see events in a whole new way — even if that reality is augmented.

2 months ago

How Augmented Reality Will Impact Meetings and Events

How Augmented Reality Will Impact Meetings and Events

Sheryll Poe, Skift

Move over virtual reality, there's a new reality taking over at meetings, conferences, and events. Augmented reality has the potential to change the way people see events — literally.

2 months ago

The Unshakeable Value of Live Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Unshakeable Value of Live Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

The importance of face-to-face meetings and live events is more invaluable than ever.

2 months ago

Meeting Planners Will Face Challenge of Rising Attendance Costs in 2018

Meeting Planners Will Face Challenge of Rising Attendance Costs in 2018

Sheryll Poe, Skift

When it comes to attending a meeting or event in the year ahead, it really is a seller's market. Meanwhile, travel costs for attendees and planners are on the rise. Buckle up for increased spending.

2 months ago

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Event Planning — Meetings Innovation Report

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Event Planning — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will there ever be a day when last-minute event or meeting RSVPs are a thing of the past? Probably not.

3 months ago

Meeting Planners Are Experimenting With New Tactics to Avoid Last-Minute Registrations

Meeting Planners Are Experimenting With New Tactics to Avoid Last-Minute Registrations

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Event overload is causing attendees to register later than ever, and early-bird discounts are so yesterday. It's time for planners to get innovative.

3 months ago

Face Value: The Rise of Facial Recognition Event Software — Meetings Innovation Report

Face Value: The Rise of Facial Recognition Event Software — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

As with all advancements in technology, we need to ask ourselves: Is facial recognition software a good thing? And what are the potential consequences?

3 months ago