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Meeting Ideas

The strategy and design of conferences and trade shows continues to evolve as hosts embrace new models for engagement, social media integration, pricing, and sustainability. Here's a look at new design, strategy, and technology ideas for conventions, expos, and other types of meetings.


Meeting Strategies

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2014

The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America proving the value—and advantage of—face-to-face gatherings in a digitally driven world.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 4:00 AM EST

Exhibitor Feedback Drives Improvements at Huge Trade Show

Wider aisles, more food options, and increased transportation created a better experience for the more than 60,000 attendees at the International Plastics Showcase.

Event Intelligence Posted March 31, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Inside the Minds of Trade Show Exhibitors

Find out what exhibitors want from events, and what they are willing to spend to get it.

News Posted March 24, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How This Association's Show Facilitates Billions of Dollars in Business

Meeting the needs of all exhibitors, both large and small, is a top priority for the Helicopter Association International.

Event Report Posted March 10, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

This Trade Show Saved Thousands of Dollars With One Simple Change

See how organizers redesigned an existing lounge to host an evening reception.

Event Report Posted March 17, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Why People Attend Meetings and Conventions

Consider these findings from a recent industry study to maximize attendance at your future meetings and events.

News Posted February 17, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

How to Use Live Sports Event Strategies at a Trade Show

Find out how a “fly cam” and other broadcasting tactics were used at this year's P.G.A. Merchandise Show.

Event Report Posted January 27, 2015, 9:35 AM EST

8 Tips for Upgrading Your Business Conference

At the Robin Hood Investors Conference, smart design and executive-level perks created a comfortable environment for guests.

Event Intelligence Posted January 15, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

How to Plan a Kid-Friendly Convention

The Cubs Convention in Chicago had lots of perks for young baseball fans, including video games and meet and greets with mascot Clark the Cub.

Event Report Posted January 21, 2015, 7:48 AM EST


Meeting Technology

How Cisco Live Is Tapping Into the Power of Social Influencers

Find out how the event is generating millions of online impressions through a new program to engage social media specialists.

Event Intelligence Posted May 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Was My Event App Worth It?

Check out these tips from planners and providers on how to evaluate the effectiveness of an event app.

Event Intelligence Posted May 13, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How McDonald's Used Technology to Engage Attendees

The fast-food giant used an interactive website, push messaging, and attendee tracking to improve the experience for both attendees and non-attendees

Event Intelligence Posted May 8, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

17 Ways to Use Google Glass at Events

Event professionals currently testing Google’s wearable device suggest ways to incorporate it into events and meetings.

Event Intelligence Posted March 6, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

New App Turns Smartphones Into Microphones

See how a new app connects audience members’ smartphones to an event's or meeting’s sound system.

News Posted March 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

I.B.M. Uses Gamification to Encourage Offline and Online Connections

Find out how the tech giant used a game to drive engagement at its conference.

Event Intelligence Posted February 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Custom News Feed Creates Year-Round Engagement for Trade Show Exhibitors and Organizers

ExpoBee’s “Industry Tracker” is meant to help event hosts establish themselves as a valuable source of information for their attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted October 24, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT


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