Bites & Sites

Calling for a Regenerative Business Events Industry

It’s now or never. That stark assessment comes from the scientists who authored the most recent update to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released by the United

BY Barbara Palmer May 16, 2022

Mosaic Elevates Recycling to an Art Form

The Monumental Mattie mosaic art installation at the Salt Palace Convention Center puts equal rights, local history, and the power of repurposing on full display.

BY Casey Gale May 5, 2022

3 Trends and Events: Rewilding Spaces, Foraged Cocktails, and Metawork

Wunderman Thompson’s recent trend report, “The Future 100: 2022,” identifies 100 trends across industries. Three of those — rewilding spaces, foraged cocktails, and metawork — already are evident in the events landscape but could become even bigger influences in the future.

BY Curt Wagner May 2, 2022

A Look at the New North Javits Center Expansion

The new Javits Center building embraces its West Side location, with floor-to-ceiling views of the Hudson River, and a slew of new sustainability initiatives.

BY Michelle Russell April 8, 2022

Room Set: A Light Show at the Oklahoma City Convention Center

Oklahoma City Convention Center’s award-winning light sculpture blends technology and art and reflects its locale in an ever-changing way.

BY Michelle Russell March 22, 2022

Australia Welcomes Back Global Travelers

Feb. 21 marked the reopening of Australia’s international borders, which had been closed to everyone except citizens and residents since March 2020.

BY Michelle Russell February 21, 2022

State of the U.S. Travel Industry 2022: No Recovery Without Business Travel Recovery

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow urges the business community to come back together: “It’s safe to meet.”

BY Barbara Palmer February 2, 2022

At Expo 2020 Dubai, All Roads Lead to Al Wasl

The plaza and giant dome create an open-air lobby that doubles as the world’s largest 360-degree projection theater and connects all corners of the Expo 2020 Dubai’s massive 1,083-acre campus.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 30, 2021

A ‘Watershed Moment’ for Events — and the World

How the United Nations’ biggest climate conference — and a critical moment in human history — could change the event industry’s “business as usual” narrative on sustainability.

BY Barbara Palmer November 23, 2021

Raising the Roof on Convention Center Sustainability

The rooftop Farm at the Javits Center will grow 40 different crops and 40,000 pounds of produce annually — all to be incorporated into meals served at events on site.

BY Barbara Palmer November 22, 2021

Event F&B: Sense of Place, on a Plate

Event venues are intentionally partnering with underrepresented local purveyors to make their menus more sustainable and meaningful.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst November 22, 2021

Growing Appetite for Local Ingredients on Event Menus

More event venues are sourcing local ingredients for their menus, resulting in real positives: It supports good health and a community’s economy, and helps the environment in a number of ways.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst November 22, 2021