Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association
  • 5 Ways Hotels Are Using Design to Make Meetings Better

    By Christoper Durso
    What do people want from hotel meeting space? Hotels themselves are as curious about that as anyone - and aren't shy about experimenting with everything from smaller breakout areas to on-demand popup space to plentiful natural light.

  • Co-Location Picks Up Speed

    By Regina McGee
    Co-location has picked up in the aftermath of the recession, as groups bring together their meetings as a way of recovering and rebuilding. Read four cases of organizations that recently decided to co-locate their shows - and how it worked out for everyone involved.

  • Notes From The Medical Meeting Summit

    By Barbara Palmer, Senior Editor
    The new CMP-HC subspecialty credential, Obamacare s Open Payments requirements, and other hot topics from the Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit.

  • Rachel Gross: Building An Event-Marketing Company From Scratch

    By Barbara Palmer, Senior Editor
    Univision, the U.S.-based Spanish-language broadcast company, is a rising star in the media world. Meet the planner who has been building its event-marketing division from scratch.

  • An App for Leftovers An app created for the Superbowl tallies up the wins made by food recovery efforts.
  • 3 Ways to Make Your Meeting's Networking Stronger Participants rank networking as one of the primary reasons they attend conferences, yet most of them have no idea how to do it effectively. Give them a hand.
  • The Right Wavelength Million Dollar Round Table lets attendees plug in to the exact content they — and only they — want to hear.
  • NAB Delivers the News The National Association of Broadcasters created a custom newsfeed to update attendees on exhibitor news — and then lets exhibitors know who is interested in them.
  • The Event Draft Omaha's start-up community takes a page from the fantasy football playbook
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  • The Trouble With TED  TED is often held up as the gold standard for a certain type of thought-leader conference — including in many different articles in Convene — but in a talk at TEDx San Diego this past December, design theorist Benjamin Bratton delivered a self-described “rant against TED,” which he called “middlebrow mega-church infotainment.”
  • The Marriott Innovation Lab  A visit to the 10,000-square-foot design wonderland
  • The Starwood Experience  Inside the hotel's two-story creative design lab
  • 8 Things to Know About Co-Location   There can be many benefits to co-locating, including cost, resource, and revenue sharing, expanding brand reach, bringing added value to attendees and exhibitors, and creating a more comprehensive industry event.
  • Playing Nice At The 111th International Toy Fair  This past Feb. 16-19, the eighth annual Digital Kids Conference and the 111th annual Toy Industry Association's (TIA) American International Toy Fair shared the same sandbox — New York City's Javits Center — for the fourth time.
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