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Can Your Annual Meeting Become a Lifelong Career Coach?

Associations and professional societies aim to send attendees home with tangible takeaways that can be put into action tomorrow. Is it time to take a longer view?

BY David McMillin May 17, 2019

Employees Aren’t Speaking Up at Work, but They Should

If employees see something wrong at work, they speak up, right? Not so, says recent research, which finds such silence can cost companies thousands of dollars.

BY Angela Campiere May 16, 2019

Trend That Might Define Drinking at Your Next Event

Some members of your audience are curious about what drinks — minus the alcohol — are being served at the open bar. Heineken, Guinness, and Pabst Blue Ribbon have some answers.

BY David McMillin May 15, 2019

Showcare President Amilie Parent: Trust Important in any Industry

As Amilie Parent steps into the role of president of Showcare, she reflects on how her career path has prepared her to spearhead the company’s next generation of growth.

BY David McMillin May 15, 2019

Raël Nelson James: Looking to Make Your Event More Welcoming?

With a background in recruiting, fundraising, and program management, James leads The Bridgespan Group’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of its clients and their beneficiaries.

May 15, 2019

Work-Life Balance: Is it ‘Mission Impossible’?

Event professionals share tips on how they — and their teams — avoid burnout.

BY Kim Benjamin May 15, 2019

Crunching Numbers: Which Cities Have the Best Food Scene?

Resonance Consultancy mines online data to give National Geographic Traveler’s ’21 Best Food Cities’ index some real bite.

BY Curt Wagner May 15, 2019

What the Stock Market Can Tell You About Your F&B

What will your attendees want to see on the menu soon? Recent Wall Street activity offers a good clue.

BY David McMillin May 15, 2019

Icelandair Connects Passengers to Locals

Icelandair’s Buddy Hotline service connects its passengers with local “experts” (i.e., its employees) who provide inside advice on best spot to take a soak in Iceland’s geothermal waters or tuck in for a great meal in Reykjavik. Could the airline’s buddy model work for events?

BY Curt Wagner May 15, 2019

Qatar’s Plan for Boosting Business Events

The nation will be back at IMEX as it works to bring in more global events — and forge closer ties to association leaders.

BY Lane Nieset May 14, 2019