In this episode of the Event Manager Podcast by Skift Meetings, we are joined by Amy Calvert, CEO of the Events Industry Council (EIC) to discuss advocating for the event industry in the wider business community. Like many event professionals, Calvert didn’t set out to join this industry, instead studying English Literature and Fine Arts […]
5 Steps to Ensure Event Engagement
Events, in general, use a considerable amount of an organization’s marketing budget and resources. Ask any event planner for their event checklist — you will see that the amount of time invested in an event can be staggering, like planning the logistics, driving attendance and registration, staffing, and following up with stakeholders. Because of this, […]
Informa Turns Ambitions to Growing Through Event Data
Informa’s latest financial update offers some insight into the direction of the industry. While trade shows continue to be part of the picture, there is a clear shift towards taking advantage of the valuable data collected through its B2B events and digital services. Informa, the world’s largest trade show organizer, released a trading update to […]
Significant Recovery Expected for Exhibitions as Soon as Late 2021: Industry Trade Group UFI Study
Does the fate of the exhibition industry rest on the successful rollout of the vaccine? The latest data from UFI certainly shows a correlation, but according to UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf, exhibitions are already safe — we just need to get everyone on board.
Bizzabo Co-Founder Outlines How $140 Million in New Funding Will Help the Tech Firm Push Into Hybrid Events
As news about vaccines gives new hope to ending this pandemic, event companies are honing in on the next phase for the industry: hybrid events. Event platform Bizzabo has now raised almost $138 million to fuel its continued growth in this sector.
Eventbrite Sees Hope as Ticket Sales to Live Events Outside U.S. Show Some Signs of Recovery
Event companies have been struggling to stay afloat since the beginning of the pandemic. In particular, event tech giant Eventbrite has experienced sharp earnings declines throughout 2020, which continued in the third quarter — but there is hope for recovery.
Restream Will Use $50 Million in New Financing to Take On Virtual Events
In a sign of the times in events, Restream announced it has secured a big financing round led by Sapphire Ventures and Insight Partners. The company now aims to eat away at some of Zoom’s market share.
60+ Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths
If you’re an event planner, you want to ensure your exhibitors’ success. Successful booths mean high ROI, and high ROI means happy exhibitors. Happy exhibitors come back again next year and allow the cycle to continue. If you’re an exhibitor, lots of qualified traffic at your booth means more sales and more opportunities to spread […]