Future of Meetings & Events

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The College of Extraordinary Experiences

The College is a designed experience journey that will help you step into the mindset of the experience economy.

College & University

22 Crazy Global Events

<b>Jump into the bizarre and see what crazy events are going on around the world. Whether it is tradition, culture, fun or revelry, we kid you not,</b> …

How Lufthansa’s FlyingLab Maximizes Your Travel Time by Bringing Conferences to the Sky

Gaining new knowledge from face-to-face conference relies on one fairly basic principle: You have to actually get to the destination first. But by the …

Airlines

Friday Buzz: Tracking the Emotions of Meeting Attendees

In the near future, technology may help you gauge your attendees’ emotions right in the moment. Also: Why you should stop micromanaging and learn to …

Leadership

GRS neuromarketing research receives IEG nod

Jun 10, 2017 by Tom Hall No Comments<p>GRS Research and Strategy’s recent neuromarketing research has received praise from Italian Exhibition Group (IEG)<p>…

How Our Brain Processes Different Kinds of Content [INFOGRAPHIC]

How do you decide what type of content to use in your digital marketing strategy? The key lies in the brain.The way the brain processes different …

Digital Marketing

Five Most-Productive Events Gamification Applications MPN067

Today’s Meetings Podcast News features this news and posts that we curated for you. Here are the links we talked about:<p>Do it Yourself- Podcasting For …

Employees From More Than 250,000 Companies Around the World are Now Using Airbnb When Traveling for Work

The world of travel continues to change. People are hitting the road more than ever, and tend to place greater value on unique, local experiences …

Hospitality

Wisdom of the Crowd: Takeaways From XDP

During day two of ASAE’s new Xperience Design Project event, expert faculty shared the solutions that association professionals had co-created the …

Ready to disrupt the boring annual meeting and conference experience?

I’m not a meeting planner, but I attend and speak at a fair number of events. And I know a poorly designed meeting when I see one.<p>I recently attended …

Subscribe to the Skift Meetings Innovation Report

Subscribe to Skift’s Meetings Innovation Report<p><b>Skift Meetings Innovation Report</b> is our weekly newsletter focusing on the future of meetings, …

Innovation

Is Now the Right Time to Add an Associate Member Category?

Associate member categories can create new partnerships and revenue sources for your association. But timing is everything. Before adding to your …

6 Brands That Nailed Their Product Launches (And What You Can Learn From Them)

<i>This is a guest contribution from Shane Barker.</i><p>Planning to expand your reach and grow your readership? As a blogger, you regularly produce valuable …

Marketing

Report: Which Event Marketing Tools Drive Attendance?

Event marketers need to be more creative as they face flat or reduced budgets and a fragmented media landscape, but email and direct mail still …

Digital Marketing

How Content Drove Sapphire Now's New Design

Sapphire Now<p>Audiovisual Production FMP Media Solutions<br>• Catering Centerplate<br>• Design Freeman XP<br>• General Contractor Freeman<br>• Housing Conference …

28 Tips For Planning A Corporate Retreat

Regardless of your budget, plan the best corporate retreat to find the perfect combination of fun, team building and work epiphanies. Contrary to …

2017 Technology Trends (And How Your Association Can Adapt)

When it comes to technology, I think we can all agree that the only constant is change. Once we get comfortable with one platform/device, bam! …

Trends

The Value of Experiential Event Design

It seems that over the last 12-24 months, our industry’s lists of trends and buzzwords have frequently reflected the popularity of incorporating …

Networking

Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Meetings & Events<p>There’s a growing focus in the meetings industry around segmenting event design for the individual attendee by …

Tourism

Leading Global Event Management Platform, etouches, is Acquired by HGGC

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading Global Event Management Platform, etouches, is Acquired by HGGC, Poised to Accelerate Growth and Digitally …

Event Planning

The Power of Digital Events Revolutionizing Audience Engagement

PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute [DEI] released its <i>The Power of Digital Events</i> white paper today. Through sponsorship by Freeman, event …

Marketing

Will Facebook Spaces Redefine Virtual Events?

David McMillin<p>At Facebook’s annual developer conference on April 18, the audience received a glimpse of a new platform designed to make virtual …

Virtual Reality

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Startups

The promise of augmented reality

SCIENCE fiction both predicts the future and influences the scientists and technologists who work to bring that future about. Mobile phones, to take …

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

Imagine you need people to donate to a cause you care about. How do you get as many people as possible to donate? You could send an email to 200 of your friends, family members, and acquaintances. Or you could ask a few of the people you encounter in a typical day—face-to-face—to donate. Which …

Harvard Business Review

How the Meetings Industry Is Attempting to Redefine Its Value Proposition

<i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of an upcoming Skift Research Report — “Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators” —</i> …

Innovation

30 #Eventtech Startups To Watch This Spring

It’s that time of the year again when we bring you the freshest startups bringing innovation to the event industry. Check them out. Eventtech never …