Detroit, a Community That Cares

Discover Detroit's ongoing transformation and the cutting-edge developments turning the city into a dynamic hub for major events. -Visit Detroit | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Collision Conference in Toronto to Morph Into Web Summit Vancouver 

Is Vancouver the new darling of the tech world? The provincial government is betting on it by partnering with a major conference to lure the tech community. The first of three confirmed editions is set for May 2025. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

What’s New for Meetings and Events in Germany

Germany is no stranger to hosting large events. Here's a look at what's new when it comes to meetings, events and incentive travel. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 3 days ago

AI Takes Center Stage at the Cvent Connect in San Antonio

Cvent swapped Las Vegas for San Antonio for its user conference this year, with 4,000 attendees taking part and generating an estimated $7.1 million in economic impact for the city. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 3 days ago

AI Takes Center Stage at Cvent Connect in San Antonio

Cvent swapped Las Vegas for San Antonio for its user conference this year, with 4,000 attendees taking part and generating an estimated $7.1 million in economic impact for the city. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Skift Meetings Awards Submission Deadline Extended

Due to unprecedented demand, the 2024 submission window for Skift Meetings Awards has been extended until June 30. -Adam Stacey | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Caesars Bets Big on Wellness with New Menu for Event Planners

Las Vegas is not a destination that is associated with wellness. Caesars Entertainment is working to change this perception. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 6 days ago

GBTA Reveals Domestic Meetings Spend in 2022

GBTA uncovers just how much business travel fueled the U.S. economy in 2022. Meetings and events were a significant part of that. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Portland’s Destination Appeal Beyond the Meeting Room

Meeting planners are often challenged to provide exceptional experiences on limited budgets. A city with ample leisure appeal, such as Portland, Oregon, can give people a compelling reason to attend. Add in sector-specific field trips and strong EDI credentials, and this “Silicon … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Cvent Buys Reposite to Boost Event Supplier Sourcing

Cvent's latest acquisition provides the event tech giant with fresh AI capabilities, a purpose-built centralized vendor sourcing process and a broader offering of vendors across ten categories. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 7 days ago

eMerge Americas Helps Ignite Miami’s Tech Scene

Most conferences impact the host destination. Some can influence an industry. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The State of Event Tech 2024

Explore some of the seismic shifts and emerging trends shaping the event tech landscape in 2024. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The Event Tech Market in 2024

The event tech boom took companies to Covid pandemic highs. Now, many of the same companies have settled into post-pandemic realities. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 11 days ago

What’s New in Canada

The Expanded BMO Centre is opening today in Calgary, and there are plenty more new offerings across Canada. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Event Tech News Roundup – May 2024

From AI assistants promising to revolutionize event planning to strategic partnerships enhancing attendee analytics—there is plenty of fresh, impactful event tech news to explore. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Visa Delays Continue to Impact the Events Industry

It takes a minimum of 849 days to get a visitor visa interview appointment in Mexico City. In Bogota, it’s 640 days. Mumbai, 499 days. These delays have a tangible negative impact on the events industry. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Ronny Coombs: Career Goal – The Events Industry

While many in the events industry have stumbled upon the profession, not Ronny Coombs, exhibits manager of the American Society of Nephrology. She set out on a path with deliberate focus. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 14 days ago

The Future of Events: Expert Insights From Greg Topalian

Greg Topalian predicts an industry shake-up in the event industry—think events moving to secondary markets, outdoor venues, new ways to make connections, and fan-focused trade shows. Ready for the revolution? -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Mandalay Bay Completes $100 Million Remodel of Convention Center 

Mandalay Bay’s $100 million convention center redesign, featuring cutting-edge technology and diverse new art installations, looks to set a new standard for modern meetings and events. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Across the Country: How Immersive Experiences Shine Throughout the U.S.

Attendees are craving much more than education sessions and networking receptions. As event organizers try to cook up a recipe for elevated engagement, the key is finding a place that can lay the foundation for a truly immersive experience. Brand USA scoured the country for best- … | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Legislative Action Day Converges Industry Leaders on Capitol Hill

The U.S. business events industry employs 2.6 million Americans and drives $399 billion in direct spending annually. This was the message that was brought to Capitol Hill on ECA Legislative Action Day. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 17 days ago

The State of Association Meetings

With fewer association meetings overall, the latest ICCA report reveals which destinations are gaining or losing market share in this competitive landscape. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 18 days ago

7 Ways Tech Can Drive Better Event Data and High-Quality Leads

According to research from the Events Industry Council, exhibitors generate an average of 38 new leads from each event. But it’s not just numbers that matter: The best event technology offers a prized opportunity to gather first-party data, explore sentiment markers beyond survey … | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Rafat Ali and Brian Quinn: How to Make a Bad Conference Good

Skift's CEO Rafat Ali and Head of Events Programming Brian Quinn dissect why thoughtful programming and engaging content are the true game-changers for successful conferences. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 19 days ago

IEEE Makes a Difference in Jamaica

When IEEE held a leadership meeting in Jamaica, it spurred many local initiatives that created a positive impact on the destination. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 19 days ago

4 Strategies to Uncover Unique Meeting Venues & Locations

Bleisure travelers don’t want the same old travel experiences they see on social media; they want to be the first in their friend group to explore and adventure somewhere new. Here’s how meeting planners can organize professional gatherings that fulfill that dream. -Arizona Offic … | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Industry Associations Announce New Research, Events, Partnerships and Award Winners

Industry associations have been busy developing research, launching events, forming partnerships and recognizing current and future industry leaders. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Meet the Inspiring Leaders Speaking at Skift Meetings Forum 2024

Industry leaders heading up IMEX, Cvent, PCMA & CEMA, TED Conferences will deliver valuable insights at Skift Meetings’ flagship event in September. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Attendee Preferences in Incentive Travel: 2024 Insights

Discover the latest incentive travel trends and preferences for 2024, revealing what destinations and experiences truly motivate employees in 2024. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 24 days ago

New Orleans Convention Center Headquarters Hotel in the Works

New Orleans is one step closer to getting a new headquarters hotel across the street from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Construction is slated to start on a new 1,000-room Omni next year. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 25 days ago

The State of Destination Selection in 2024

Destination experts share their views from the frontline. We remain in a seller's market; demand remains strong, but plenty of challenges are ahead. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 25 days ago

First-Timers Proliferate MPI’s World Education Congress

More than half of the 700 planners attending MPI’s World Education Congress in Louisville were first-timers, which coincides with the industry's trend of being flooded by newbies. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 25 days ago

5 Ways to Plan Life Sciences Events for the Tech-Driven Age

Life sciences events are more important than ever as face-to-face meetings return in force. Here’s how event planners can keep pace with rapid change in the industry, take advantage of accelerating tech innovation, and support the professionals tackling the top health challenges … | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Milwaukee’s Baird Center Opens After $456 Million Expansion

The Baird Center’s renovation and expansion is complete and will be an integral part of the Republican National Convention July 15-18. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 28 days ago

The Power of a Story

Helen Bassett, senior vice president of Live and Events for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, understands the impact of a good story. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 28 days ago

RIMS Enhances Security Measures for RISKWORLD in San Diego

Extra security precautions were put in place at this year’s RIMS RISKWORLD conference in San Diego after an active shooter situation shut down the final day of the 2023 conference in Atlanta. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 1 month ago

IMEX Frankfurt 2024 Showcases Industry Growing in Confidence

The 2024 edition of IMEX Frankfurt illustrated the global recovery and growth of the events industry, while not neglecting learning and sustainability. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 1 month ago

New Events Venture Group Launched

A Shark Tank for the events industry has been unveiled to connect event entrepreneurs with investors. When a deal is struck, capital and mentorship will help their idea become a reality. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Business Events Industry

The meetings industry is dominated by women, but peek into any corporate suite and odds are you’ll find a man. Why is it that so many women having aimed for the upper echelons of management, find themselves up against a glass ceiling? -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Here’s Why the Skift Meetings Awards Should be Top of Your Business Development List

Entering an award program can sometimes seem like a big undertaking, but take it from us, the benefits can be huge. -Adam Stacey | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Cvent Announces Top Meeting Destinations for 2024

Cvent’s top meeting destinations and top meetings hotel lists offer a valuable image of where corporate America’s is looking to hold its meetings and events. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Meetings Industry Continues Upward Trajectory

April is historically a flat month for the meetings industry. Not this year. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Timothy Glanzer: Elevating by Example 

With more than three decades of experience at MGM Resorts International, Timothy Glanzer, CMP, ventured on his own and created Elevated Meeting Solutions, a full-service event management company. The experience he garnered in the world of resorts helps him as an entrepreneur. -An … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Introducing the Skift Meetings Awards Judging Panel

Selected by the Skift Meetings team, the 2024 Skift Meetings Awards judging panel includes industry experts, innovators, and leaders. -Adam Stacey | Continue reading | 1 month ago

CWT Meetings & Events Top Exec Departs as AmEx Acquisition Looms

Ian Cummings, global head of meetings and events for CWT Meetings & Events, has stepped down. This comes after a deal in which American Express Global Business Travel is acquiring the company. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Does Remote Work Make Less of an Impact on the Environment?

Many meeting and event professionals work from home. Climate benefits are associated with not commuting to an office, but home setups aren’t the most environmentally friendly. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Tourism Diversity Matters Picks Up the Pieces

Tourism Diversity Matters was roiled by a workplace bullying scandal at the end of February. In an effort to repair the damage, the nonprofit has appointed noted DEI expert Hattie Hill as its interim CEO. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading | 1 month ago

7 Ways to Deliver Authenticity and Adventure

Gone are the days of fly-in, fly-out meetings and events. Attendees no longer want to stay within the bubble of their hotel room or a conference venue. Instead, they want to break out and explore. Curated in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism, here are seven ways to c … | Continue reading | 1 month ago