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Lactation Pods Provide Space for Working Moms to Nurse at Events

Phoenix Convention Center recently added Mamava lactation pods — private spaces for nursing mothers — to its North and West buildings. 

BY Casey Gale February 19, 2020

Why You Need to Get Serious About Collecting More Attendee Testimonials

Stop spending all your time crafting the perfect marketing message and let your attendees do it for you.

BY David McMillin February 19, 2020

People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

BY Casey Gale February 19, 2020

WHO Issues COVID-19 Coronavirus Event Planning Guide

The World Health Organization offers comprehensive guidance and checklists to organizers of large events in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

BY Barbara Palmer February 19, 2020

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors February 19, 2020

Sustainability on the Menu at AIME

Not only were the food items served at an AIME Hosted Buyer Breakfast sustainable, its focus was on giving ‘back more than we take away.’

BY Cristi Kempf February 19, 2020

Is 2020 the Year of the Mocktail?

The surge in alcohol-free drinks shows no signs of slowing down, meaning business events will need to keep pace.

BY Cristi Kempf February 19, 2020

A Growing Trend: Onsite Farming at Convention Centers

Convention centers are taking advantage of technology to grow more produce onsite for events dining.

BY Cristi Kempf February 18, 2020

‘Meatless’ Doesn’t Have to Mean Less Filling

Here’s how chefs at two convention centers are helping sustainably minded planners provide tasty — and satisfying —plant-based meals.

BY Jasmine Zhu Cristi Kempf February 18, 2020

3 PCMA Members Earn CAE Credential

The Winter 2020 CAE class will be honored at ASAE’s annual meeting in August.

BY Convene Editors February 18, 2020

COVID-19: Is Your Event Covered?

While the world’s best scientists and medical professionals are working to manage and to treat the COVID-19 virus, event organizers can do their part to ensure that their organization is fully prepared to address the impact of the virus on its contracts, insurance, and communications. An attorney shares what you need to take into consideration.

BY Barbara Dunn, Esq. February 18, 2020

Mark Tester Heads up the Orange County Convention Center

The former director of the Austin Convention Center officially started his new role in Florida, leading the Orange County Convention Center in its next growth phase. He shared with Convene what prompted his move and where he sees the center — and the events industry — going in the future.

February 17, 2020