Topic Archive: Conferences/Trade shows

Show Off: 8 Creative Trade Show Booth Designs

These eye-catching trade show booth designs offer inspiration for brand activations on the exhibit floor and beyond.

The Scout Posted 3 days ago

6 Essential Event Rules From an Associations Pro

Planning, personalization, and surprising attendees are among SmithBucklin executive Carol McGury's rules for events.

Readers' Forum Posted 4 days ago

7 Ways to Make Your Events Stand Out From the Pack

From effective sponsorships to better storytelling, these ideas can help you reinvent your events.

Event Intelligence Posted November 17, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

How the Presidential Election Interrupted This Conference

The morning after the historic presidential vote, Inbound’s keynote speaker opted to go off-script, fueling a mixed response from attendees.

News Posted November 17, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

How This Conference Used N.F.C. Technology to Drive Traffic Around Its Exhibit Hall

Find out how Intuit solved concerns that a second hall would be under-utilized.

Event Intelligence Posted November 15, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

How This Wearable Tech Device Provides Custom Marketing at Large Events

Hurdl is a text-based platform that creates one-to-one communication between attendees and hosts.

Event Intelligence Posted November 10, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

6 Tips for Creating Wellness Activities at Events

Consider these suggestions to design an optimal wellness experience for your attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted November 8, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

‘Forbes’ Demonstrates How to Tailor a Conference to Millennials

Later start times, long breaks for networking, wellness activities, and other strategic elements are in sync with attendee preferences.

Event Report Posted October 27, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

See How—and Why—Dreamforce Embraced an Outdoorsy Vibe

Salesforce translated the look and feel of its online learning platform, Trailhead, into the theme for its massive four-day conference.

Event Report Posted October 20, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

14 Revealing Trends From the Global Meetings Forecast for 2017

The industry's steady growth in recent years may be slowing down, according to a new report from American Express Meetings & Events.

News Posted October 18, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2016

The conferences, trade shows, and expos in North America that are thinking differently about how and why we gather.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #1 Google I/O

Taking cues from music festivals, the tech giant demonstrates how to revitalize an event to serve and celebrate attendees.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:55 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #2 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

The group uses C.S.R. programs to connect with local communities.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:50 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #3 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo

The food industry event understands how to get a deeper knowledge of attendee and exhibit behavior.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:45 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #4 Social Media Marketing World

The conference is using Slack as the newest tool in its extensive networking strategy.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:40 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #5 Dreamforce

A mix of high-tech and high-touch strategies help attendees find meaning in the midst of Salesforce's huge conference.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:35 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #6 South by Southwest

The massive multiday, multi-industry event is demonstrating how data can be used to help attendees determine where and how to spend their time.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #7 Marriott Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, and Event Management Conference

By banishing PowerPoint, Marriott cultivates engaging educational practices.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:25 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #8 Social Capital Markets Conference

Diversity is non-negotiable at the entrepreneurship event.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:20 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #9 Summit at Sea

Organizers bring 3,000 attendees off the grid for intense conversation and collaboration.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:15 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #10 C2 Montréal

Organizers create unusual experiences to drive brainstorming and interpersonal connections.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:10 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #11 Sapphire Now

Software company SAP is using a very non-technical method of surveying attendees.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:05 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #12 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft rolls out the red carpet for first-timers at its landmark tech conference.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #13 Collision

Volunteers play a critical role at the growing start-up conference.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 5:55 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #14 Engage!16

The wedding-industry summit pours on the perks.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 5:50 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #15 Code Conference

To ensure a diverse audience, Re/Code builds its attendee list the old-fashioned way.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 5:45 AM EDT

5 International Meetings Event Planners Need to Know About

Many inventive conferences and events take place all over the globe. Here are five worth noting.

News Posted October 13, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Why Microsoft Took Conference Guests Camping

Bungee jumping, archery, and tug-of-war were some of the activities offered at the huge outdoor closing party for Microsoft Ignite.

Event Report Posted October 6, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

New York Comic Con 2016 Preview: How The Pop-Culture Event Manages Its Growing Popularity

The fest is adding new programming elements to accommodate more attendees and set itself apart from similar fan conventions.

News Posted October 4, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

9 Convention Center Renovations You Should Know About

Find out which facilities across the country are expanding and updating their space.

Venue News Posted September 29, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

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