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.

Exploring the New Convention District in the Heart of Houston

Find out why people refer to Houston as the “culinary and cultural capital of the South.”

BY Sarah Beauchamp July 3, 2017

Minions, Meetings, and More at Universal Orlando Resorts

Two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure) + a brand-new water park (Volcano Bay) + a dining and entertainment complex (Universal CityWalk Orlando) + five hotels = magic.

BY Christopher Durso July 3, 2017

Once Upon a Time in Monterey

Everything in Monterey, California, looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale.

BY Sarah Beauchamp July 3, 2017

Five Questions for Steve Goodling About Long Beach

An inside look at Long Beach, through the eyes of the president & CEO of the Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

BY Michelle Russell June 8, 2017

Asia’s Greenest City Leads the Way in Sustainability

Singapore is renowned for its sustainability and quality of life. Here’s why — and how that has made this city-state a magnet for innovative global events focused on the planet.

June 7, 2017

Why Phoenix Is the New Hip Place to Host a Meeting

Discover what makes Phoenix such champ when it comes to events.

BY David McMillin June 1, 2017

Singapore’s Leading Edge Technologies Take Asia by Storm

Singapore’s thriving entrepreneurial culture is a fertile environment for innovative events, particularly in the media and technology sectors.

May 22, 2017

Forging Deeper Connections With Destination Marketing Organizations

How planners can leverage relationships with DMOs to create better meetings.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 1, 2017

Crossing the U.S. Off the Destination List

While President Trump’s travel ban remains hung up in federal court, it already is having an effect on bookings of U.S. cities for international business events.

BY Michelle Russell April 25, 2017

‘Everyone Should Experience the New Orange’ — OCCC in Orlando

A busy first quarter leads the way to a successful 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

BY Kristin Luna April 25, 2017