Bites & Sites

The Broadmoor Resort: Runway to the Stars

With a major new expansion underway, the Colorado Springs resort will be able to continue to accommodate the growing annual Space Symposium — and attract larger groups to the property year-round.

BY David McMillin January 15, 2020

London Tops World’s Best Cities List for 3rd Year in a Row

This year, a U.S. city came in second in Resonance Consultancy’s annual list of the World’s 100 Best Cities, based on a wide variety of factors — a number of which overlap with event site selection.

BY Curt Wagner January 15, 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 January 14, 2020

The Future is Here: Robot Chefs are Making Cheeseburgers

A robot is making burgers at a restaurant one block away from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and, according to our writer, they’re as good as any celebrity chef’s.

BY David McMillin January 13, 2020

MetMUnch Shows Its Okay to Play With Your Food

Student organization at Manchester Metropolitan University brings an interactive, creative approach to teaching sustainability, nutrition, and wellness through events.

BY Barbara Palmer January 9, 2020

Manchester Buzzes with New Ideas, Innovations

The world’s first industrialized city, Manchester is in renaissance mode, humming with breakthroughs in life sciences and advanced material manufacturing.

BY Barbara Palmer January 9, 2020

Interactive Installation is ‘a Mirror of San Francisco’

One of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s interactive art installations — French artist known as “JR” — offers insights from a mosaic of people who have helped shape the city’s future.

BY David McMillin January 5, 2020

How the Moscone Center Limits Food Waste

The convention center in San Francisco has one of the highest rates of food composting for any center in the world.

BY Barbara Palmer January 4, 2020

What’s New at the Moscone Center?

A lot, following a multimillion-dollar expansion. Here are some highlights.

BY Cristi Kempf January 4, 2020

Island-Hopping in Japan

A recent fam trip to Osaka — for the jointly held VJTM 2019 and Tourism EXPO Japan (TEJ) 2019 — and the island of Hokkaido revealed two very different faces of Japan.

BY Jasmine Zhu January 3, 2020

How the Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress Marries Business With Pleasure

Approximately 500 wedding planners from 75-plus countries are expected to attend the 7th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP) in Rhodes, Greece, this April, marking a return to the country that hosted the inaugural DWP in Athens in 2014.

BY Casey Gale January 2, 2020

How Technology Can Help Fight Overtourism

Technology gets a lot of the blame for fueling overtourism — can you say Instagrammable moments? But some destinations are finding they can use technology to help lessen the problem of crowded sites. Here’s how and what that means for events.

BY Jennifer Dienst January 2, 2020