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.

Scrap Giant Makes E-Waste Problem Impossible to Ignore

A nearly 20-foot-tall, 1-ton sculpture made of discarded electronics was the centerpiece of a first-ever Sustainability Village at a global consumer electronics and home appliances trade show.

BY Curt Wagner November 7, 2023

More CVBs Earning Autism Travel Accreditation

Visit Salt Lake and Destination Toledo are two of the growing number of CVBs that have recently earned autism travel accreditation, after learning about how Mesa, Arizona, is breaking new ground for inclusive travel.

BY Casey Gale October 25, 2023

Where’s the Meeting Planner?

A recent ranking of the 30 top U.S. convention centers in The Wall Street Journal is missing input from an important perspective: event organizers.

BY Michelle Russell September 19, 2023

Where the Top Conventions Meet

Simpleview and Destinations International have published a new report that analyzes where and when the top 250 rotating conventions in 2023 have met or will meet, based on the MINT+ database, a shared repository of information on organizations and their meetings and events. 

BY Michelle Russell July 26, 2023

The Long-Awaited Opening of a New Museum Coincides with Juneteenth

Two decades in the making, the International African American Museum and gathering space in Charleston, South Carolina, will trace the untold stories of enslaved Africans brought to the U.S.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 19, 2023

Convene On Site: Breaking With Convention in Seattle

An inside look at Summit, Seattle’s latest convention center space.

BY Barbara Palmer June 17, 2023

A New Funding Model for Hotel Development

The Indianapolis City Council will take over financing for a convention center hotel. Is this a sign of things to come?

BY Michelle Russell June 16, 2023

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.

BY Casey Gale May 8, 2023

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

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

Become a Member

Get premium access to provocative executive-level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence.

Join PCMA