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A Level Playing Field?
Only 30 percent of the women who responded to a new international
survey about women in the meetings and events industry said they
feel as if they are treated equally compared to men when it comes to
salary. Half said that their career opportunities aren’t equal to those of
their male colleagues.
Let the Robot Do the Traveling
Meeting planners can’t always make time for long-distance
site visits. That’s why the Royal Sonesta Boston invested in an
app-controlled, rolling robot that allows remote planners to
check out the property without ever leaving their office.
Can AI Make You a Better Networker?
In the future, when it comes to making connections, “serendipity will
be less successful than algorithms,” Social Tables CEO Dan Berger told
the audience at techsytalk LIVE 2017, held in Manhattan last month.
Artificial intelligence “will make events better for everyone. You can
start making predictions about cities, events, even people to meet.”
Does This Look Like a
Spacebase, the Berlin-based event-space-booking
platform, specializes in nontraditional venues, so
why would its trade-show presence look like everybody else’s? Company co-founders Julian Jost and
Jan Hoffmann-Keining drove into Frankfurt in an
olive-green camper, which they rolled right onto the
show floor at IMEX in May.