data

Driving data

Luis De Souza (pictured), CEO of UK-based NFS Technology, reveals how to harness data and technology in order to better understand customers and businesses An emerging trend at International Confex 2022 in London this year was data, specifically how it can showcase the power and reach of events. Venues competing in today’s fast recovering marketplace now have access to better data tools than ever ...

US hotel profits reached 52% of pre-pandemic level in 2021

A division of the CoStar Group that provides worldwide market data on the hotel industry, STR, has stated in its 2021 profit and loss report that gross operating profit for US hotels reached 52% of the comparable 2019 levels. Strong demand in both November and December 2021 helped overall profitability levels, with December showing 2021’s highest recovery index in each of the key metrics. Date GOP...

Who owns the data?

Global event auditor BPA president and CEO Glenn Hansen discusses the need for standards in digital events, including data ownership: In June 2020, we at BPA Worldwide published an open letter to the industry on the subject of data leakage in the bidstream. It was still early days of the Covid pandemic and digital events were just becoming du jour. Our writing at that time pertained to the digital...

Bevy acquires Egypt-based Eventtus

Enterprise community event engine Bevy, has announced the acquisition of Cairo-based Eventtus, an event management software company. The acquisition by Bevy, which started up in 2017 with a strong base in San Francisco, adds more than 20 engineers to its international team. It also extends Bevy’s event technology stack with the addition of a mobile in-person conference app, and several other engag...