For 36 years, SXSW and Austin have been synonymous. Not anymore. In October, this annual convergence of creativity will descend upon Sydney, Australia, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.
Destination Brief: Diversity Initiatives & World-Class Amenities Put Columbus on the Map
To meet the needs of today's top event organizers, destinations have to combine state-of-the-art venues with outstanding DEI initiatives, a culture that's equal parts innovative and entrepreneurial, and a hassle-free travel experience. Find out how Columbus is putting itself on the map in each of these key areas.
The White Hat – A Symbol of Ultimate Hospitality for Events
Skift Meetings' research shows that authenticity is the new "it factor" for event destinations. How can planners ensure that they deliver this kind of deeper connection to the local culture? A spirit of welcoming hospitality is the key ingredient, and Calgary provides a model with its white hat traditions — making guests feel like part of the community from the moment they arrive to their last farewell.
The Best Outdoor Activities for Team Building (With Planner Checklist)
In the age of Zoom fatigue and hybrid work, outdoor activities are an ideal solution for team-building exercises that re-energize participants and build company culture. Discover eleven inspiring ideas grounded in real-world Arizona adventures, and download the accompanying free planner checklist to make sure your outdoor event goes off without a hitch.
Canada Promotes Openness Through Exclusive TED Event
Pollution, morality, cultural genocide — Destination Canada’s partnership with TED featured authentic presentations on uncomfortable topics. They spurred vulnerable conversations among guests. Openness was on tap, with no room for PR spin.
Australia Wants to Revive Business Events Pipeline
Australia is looking to quickly rebuild its pipeline of international events following the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic. Hosting the region's industry trade show and relaunching an iconic destination showcase event is a sign that Australia means business.