Why You Should Focus on The Future of the Event Industry

Once again, we are looking ahead at how business events are evolving and what event professionals must do to stay ahead of the curve. Join us! -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


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Meetings by Design

Having designed meetings since 1992, Eric de Groot is uniquely experienced in creating human gatherings. He believes that a collaborative approach is needed to create meetings that change behaviors and drive businesses forward. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


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A Viable Net-Zero Trade Show Booth

Creating fully carbon-neutral trade shows may still be a mirage, but exhibitors wanting to cut their carbon emissions can now realistically do so. Here is one example of how to be a green exhibitor. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 3 days ago

Business Travel Recovery Going to Plan

Business travel is forecast to grow across the globe in 2023 compared to 2022. Travel managers are expecting to see increased levels of and spend on corporate travel. Economic uncertainty remains an issue, as does the restarting of China’s business travel. Overall the industry is … | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 3 days ago

Instant Booking Ushers in New Era of Transparency for Group Rates

In today’s pressure-cooker environment, planners want the same immediacy and variety as in their online grocery shopping. GroupSync’s instant booking gives them the faster, smarter decision-making capabilities they crave. -Groups360 | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 4 days ago

Corporate Coachella Wins Over Young Staff

The festivalization of events trend reached a whole new level in 2022 with a private three-day experiential music festival featuring superstar Bruno Mars. Corporations globally are investing in festival experiences as strategic incentives to attract and retain young talent. -Migu … | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 4 days ago

Corporate Festivals Win Over Young Staff

The festivalization of events trend reached a whole new level in 2022 with a private three-day experiential music festival featuring superstar Bruno Mars. Corporations globally are investing in festival experiences as strategic incentives to attract and retain young talent. -Migu … | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 4 days ago

Cvent Said to Be Exploring a Sale

Cvent, a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, is reportedly looking into selling. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Cvent, a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, is reportedly looking into selling. | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 4 days ago

Universal Parks & Resorts to Touch Down in Las Vegas’ Area15

Experience takes on added importance in today’s disruptive world. Universal Parks & Resorts will soon be unveiling a new horror-themed entertainment experience, part of 20 acre expansion of Las Vegas' Area15. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 5 days ago

How C2 Delivers Value Through Creative Sponsor Activations

Montreal’s image as a creative hub owes a lot to C2. The iconic business event plays a key role attracting investment to the city and creative sponsor activations are an important part of how it delivers value. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading


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The Evolution of Instant Booking Solutions

Marriott International is the first brand to have direct integration with Groups360’s instant group booking solution for both guest rooms and meeting spaces. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 6 days ago

Orange County Convention Center Strike Averted

Hundreds of workers employed by food services company Sodexo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando who were ready to strike have reached an agreement that includes a historic minimum wage increase from $13 to $18 an hour and a pension. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 9 days ago

$2 Billion Expansion Boosts Seattle’s Event Appeal

$2 billion is a high price to pay for extending the Seattle Convention Center. But this investment is not just about hosting more events, it's also about revitalizing the city's neglected downtown core. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 9 days ago

Comfortable Footwear Seduces Planners

Gathering meeting professionals for a reception after a long day at a conference is okay, but what if an activation was added where they take home something they will enjoy for years to come? -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 10 days ago

The Secret to Giving Attendees a Complete Destination Experience

If attendees are going to take on the challenges of traveling to your next event, they’re going to want to see more than the inside of the conference venue. Find out how the “one contract, one contact” model can simplify your planning process and help every member of your audienc … | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 10 days ago

Las Vegas Hits $1.3 Billion Jackpot With F1 Grand Prix

Vegas is investing in a trifecta of Formula 1, the Super Bowl, and the opening of the highly-anticipated MSG Sphere to attract an even bigger share of business events. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 11 days ago

How Travel Trends Are Impacting Destination Events

The twists and turns of the global travel industry's recovery continue to impact how event destinations are selected. Some effects are obvious, others not so much. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 12 days ago

Are Your Business Meetings Truly Accessible?

Accessibility is a buzzword in the business events industry but is there a true effort to ensure all attendees, including people with disabilities, can participate? -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 15 days ago

Elevating the Business Events Industry Starts With Advocacy

Tommy Goodwin is Vice President, Government Affairs for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA), an organization that was founded during the pandemic in February 2021. Since then they have been supporting the recovery and advancement of the business events industry, taking a … | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 16 days ago

All Eyes on Davos and Its Covid Mitigation Practices

Heads of state, top CEOs, academia, and environmentalists are among the world’s decision-makers gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic The Covid mitigation practices in place at the World Economic Forum in Davos cause a Twitter storm. | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 16 days ago

Marriott Properties Go Live With Instant Booking on Groups360

Booking meeting space online has tempted planners for a long time; it is now a reality. With Marriott becoming the first major hotel brand to offer instant booking on Groups360, this could soon become the standard way of booking small meetings. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 17 days ago

Emerald Acquires Third Female-Led Company in the Past Year 

Emerald has acquired its third female-led company in the past year. With diversity, equity, and inclusion a focus, 50 percent of Emerald’s leadership team identifies as female and 20 percent as a person of color.  -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 17 days ago

Volcanic Activity Illuminates Renewal on the Island of Hawaii

Organizers seeking a big draw destination with a fusion of natural phenomena and meaningful corporate social responsibility programs, will find an array of new choices on the Island of Hawaii. -Louise Felsher | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 18 days ago

Are Your Events Truly Inclusive?

You would be hard-pressed to find an event professional who doesn’t feel there is a need to be more diverse and inclusive. However, a short checklist | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 19 days ago

The Evolution of the Exhibition Industry

UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf shares key trends impacting the exhibition industry and paints a picture of what trade shows will look like in the future. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 23 days ago

PCMA Convening Leaders Takes Over Columbus, Ohio

Over 3,300 meeting professionals descended upon Columbus, Ohio, this week for PCMA Convening Leaders injecting about $6 million into the economy. The pressure was on as these planners could bring hundreds of millions of dollars in future meetings business to the city. -Andrea Doy … | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 23 days ago

PCMA Convening Leaders Exemplifies the Importance of Having a Contingency Plan

Booking a big-name speaker for your event attracts attendees. But if that speaker has to cancel, it's crucial to have a contingency plan in place. PCMA Convening Leaders led by example. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 24 days ago

7 Meetings Industry Trends to Watch in 2023

The past three years have brought about significant challenges to meetings industry. Although recovery is in sight, it must continually adapt and innovate to keep up with the latest trends. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 24 days ago

Holograms Take Center Stage at Meetings and Events

The future is here: Plug-and-play hologram technology is now accessible for meetings and events. To find out more about how it works and why it stands to revolutionize the audience experience, Skift Meetings sat down with ARHT Media, a leading supplier of hologram technology. -AR … | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 24 days ago

Events Industry Looks to the Future During PCMA Convening Leaders

Chris Nassetta, CEO of Hilton Hotels, a featured speaker during PCMA Convening Leaders, predicts the business events industry will exceed the high water mark of 2019 this year. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 25 days ago

Destinations International Announces Bespoke Event Cancelation Program

Destinations International is joining forces with insurance and risk management firm Anderson Benson to create a bespoke event cancellation program. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 25 days ago

5 Ways to Disrupt and Improve Your In-Person Event Agenda

Perfecting in-person meeting agendas may require a break with tradition. Here are 5 ways a thoughtfully reimagined agenda will secure more registrations and deliver more value to discerning attendees. -Louise Felsher | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 26 days ago

PCMA Announces a Slew of Acquisitions to Mixed Reaction

As the industry continues to feel the effects of the Covid pandemic, several associations that could benefit from deeper pockets have been acquired by PCMA. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 26 days ago

Showing Your Event Attendees They Matter

Today’s most successful conferences provide value to not only attendees but the organizer as well. Content is essential, as is connecting with colleagues Today’s most successful conferences provide value to not only attendees but the organizer as well. | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 27 days ago

New Audience Priorities

Gathering audience data is key to understanding the priorities of meeting attendees. Through analyzing and interpreting both sentiment and behavior data we can improve the way meetings are designed. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 29 days ago

Zoom Fatigue Finally Revives Travel for In-Person Company Meetings

Internal meetings were supposed to be killed off by video conferencing, but it looks like in-person face-to-face will be back with a bang this year. -Matthew Parsons | Continue reading


@meetings.skift.com | 1 month ago

Planners Are Now Also Designers of Time

It attendees are not enjoying their event experience, they will leave or not show up in the first place. Attendees now want more control over the event experience, so planners must become designers of time. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading


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Stop Creating Networking Events

Networking is passé, and in an ever-growing virtual world, connecting with colleagues and associates on a physical and emotional level is imperative.  -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


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Will a Las Vegas Convention Center Strike Impact CES?

As CES, the world’s largest tech show, prepares to swing open its doors to more than 100,000 people, a threat of a possible strike by food service workers at the Las Vegas Convention Center as well as Covid are concerns.  -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


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Sports Events Winning Big for Philly

Philadelphia is reaping the benefits of the "World Cup Effect” to boost its image as a city that embraces major sports events like no other. Attracting Philadelphia has a long history of hosting global events and lessons learned are being applied to events. | Continue reading


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CES Gets Meetings Industry Going for 2023

With attendee and exhibitor numbers getting closer to pre-Covid figures, the entire meetings industry is hopeful for a strong CES that sets the tone for the rest of 2023. -Miguel Neves | Continue reading


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The Future of Group Bookings

Groups360 are making group travel booking easier for consumers and the hotels. The company urges planners to embrace new technology that increases efficiency, frees up resources, and ensures a direct connection between hotels and clients. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


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Skift Meetings’ Top News Stories of 2022

Wrapping up an intense year filled with ups and downs, we share the most popular news stories published on Skift Meetings in 2022. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


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Top Event Manager Podcast Episodes of 2022

The Event Manager Podcast by Skift Meetings features leading meeting professionals sharing insights and strategies to succeed in the ever-evolving world of events. These were the most popular episodes of 2022. -Skift Meetings Studio Team | Continue reading


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CMP Clock Hours, The Easy Way

All of Skift Meetings' virtual summits, webinars and reports are pre-approved for continuing education clock hours (CEs), essential to certifying or recertifying as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Best of all, they are all free of charge and available on demand. -Skift Me … | Continue reading


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Building a Better-Work Life Balance

From the child-like joy of tapping RFID badges to rethinking work processes and expectations, this inspiring conversation with Clemi Hardie, head of pencils at Noodle Live, covers many of the steps she has taken in her pursuit of building a better work-life balance. -Skift Meetin … | Continue reading


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Providence Secures New Funds to Support Events

The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) has established the Providence Tourism Improvement District. Providence City Council Providence, Rhode Island, has a new Tourism Improvement District that will help spur its meetings business. | Continue reading


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Boston Rebrand Funded by New Tourism Marketing District

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new name: Meet Boston. Along with a the brand refresh comes a new campaign centered on diversity, while keeping the city's rich history in focus. -Andrea Doyle | Continue reading


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