Bites & Sites
What Makes Destinations Lovable?
During Resonance Consultancy’s digital WRLDCTY Summit 02 held in April, CEO Chris Fair spoke about how destinations can invest in making their cities a lot more attractive to both residents and visitors alike.
Shaving Carbon Usage to Zero, Via Data
Organizers of the MIT Sustainability Summit 2023 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a food categorization tool to help ensure the event was carbon neutral.
Taking Carbon off Event Menus
Meeting planners and venues have worked to reduce food waste, source local ingredients, reduce plastic use, and compost what’s left over. How are they moving the F&B sustainability needle in 2023 and beyond?
Business Events and Air Travel — a Climate Conundrum
At a sustainability session at PCMA Convening Leaders 2023, a climate scientist and a panel of events professionals grappled with how to address the business events industry’s largest single contributor to global warming.
Recovering the Cuisine of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous chefs are using restaurants and special events to tell the mostly unknown story about Native food in America.
6 Food Waste Strategies to Consider Before Your Next Event
Experts from Levy/Compass Group, Astrapto, and streamlinevents shared fresh ideas on how to take a smarter and more sustainable approach to F&B.
3 Travel Trends to Watch in 2023
For the Events Industry Forecast, Convene editors mined numerous sources and found three trends that will impact travel — and the events and hospitality industries — in the near future.
Room Set: Acknowledgement Through Art
ICC Sydney wears its commitment to Indigenous populations on its sleeve — through programming, a reconciliation plan, and the artwork and messaging that shape its campus.
Overcoming Obstacles at Mexico City’s Centro Citibanamex
Toni Gamez, the executive director at one of the largest convention facilities in Latin America, talks about the talent shortage and offers her best piece of advice for those considering a career in the business events industry.
Visual Arts — and Much More — Draw Thousands to Art Basel 2022
Art Basel returned to its June schedule for the first time since 2020, attracting 70,000 attendees to Messe Basel. The fair showed support for Ukraine by collaborating on special events in the city, and offered its first-ever night of music and other live performances.
When Your Supply Chain Is Human
SA Expeditions, a travel company with a social-responsibility focus, has a different take on what it means to be sustainable.
Corporate Retreats: The Offsite is Back On
The shift to remote work puts an emphasis on the ‘retreat’ part of corporate gatherings.