Places & Spaces

Nothing can color a meeting more than your choice of destination and venue. A global look at destinations, venues, and their relationships with meetings and events.

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

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

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

New Orleans Is Building a Sustainable Future

Here’s a look at all the sustainability-focused initiatives happening around New Orleans.

BY Casey Gale June 7, 2022

New Developments Abound in New Orleans

New Orleans’ improvements to its hotels and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center make the destination a must-see more than ever before.

BY Casey Gale June 6, 2022

New Orleans Is Built to Host EduCon 2022

EduCon attendees will have plenty to explore while in New Orleans, from host hotel Hyatt Regency to Give Back Bash host Vintage Rock Club.

BY Casey Gale June 2, 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

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

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