Bites & Sites

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. 

BY Barbara Palmer January 20, 2023

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.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst January 10, 2023

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.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 6, 2022

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.

BY Curt Wagner October 10, 2022

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.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 11, 2022

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.

BY Michelle Russell August 2, 2022

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.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2022

Corporate Retreats: The Offsite is Back On

The shift to remote work puts an emphasis on the ‘retreat’ part of corporate gatherings.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 18, 2022

Putting a Lid on Sky-High Event F&B Costs

With food costs soaring, F&B suppliers are struggling to source affordable meals for clients. Convene spoke with three suppliers about their workarounds to make clients’ events a success, from an economic and gastronomic perspective.

BY Casey Gale June 27, 2022

Building the Perfect Construction Competition Site

Associated Builders and Contractors turned a convention center floor into a series of construction job sites for the National Craft Championships.

BY Curt Wagner June 24, 2022

Mesa, Arizona — ‘The Most Accessible City in the U.S.’

Here’s how Mesa, Arizona, became the first-ever Autism Certified City. It all started with Visit Mesa CEO’s less-than-great vacation experience in another destination.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 24, 2022

5 Tips for Selling Your Event’s Host Destination

As in-person events return, it’s more important than ever to market the host destination to help convince prospects to travel. 

BY Sveta Pyntikova June 17, 2022

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