Business of Events

Money-saving, revenue-raising, and risk-management strategies for meetings and trade shows of all sizes. And we look at the logistics of international meetings, from cultural concerns to business practices around the globe.

A Global Events Push

Wales marked its patron saint day with events in the U.K. and U.S. aimed at promoting it as a business events destination.

BY Lane Nieset March 19, 2019

Marriott Reveals Long-Term Group Booking Growth, Big Plans Ahead

Marriott unveiled its three-year growth plan yesterday, and it appears that plenty of groups are already confirmed to fuel the hotelier’s continued expansion. 

BY David McMillin March 19, 2019

AV, F&B, and Other Planner Pain Points

Convene asked Meetings Market Survey respondents to share what’s causing them angst — and not surprisingly, they cited budget woes and escalating costs most often.

BY Convene Editors March 19, 2019

World Mourns New Zealand Mosque Attacks

World leaders and people on social media were expressing outrage and sympathy Friday after mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, claimed the lives of at least 49 people.

BY Convene Editors March 15, 2019

COCAL Congress Taking Place in Panama This Week

PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat spoke Wednesday, challenging meetings professionals in attendance to spark social change in the communities where their events take place.

BY Convene Editors March 13, 2019

What is Your Top On-the-Job Challenge?

For many events industry strategists responding to Convene’s latest Meetings Market Survey, it’s a toss-up between a lack of time and a lack of budget. Here’s a look at other issues that made the list.

BY Convene Editors March 13, 2019

Johnnie White Makes a Big Career Move

The former chairman of the PCMA Board of Directors will take over as executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Appraisers in April.

BY David McMillin March 13, 2019

Sneak Preview of the Action at Education Conference

What’s in store for event professionals at PCMA’s summer gathering? Expect to continue the conversation that kicked off at Convening Leaders on how to leverage disruption for engaging experiences.

BY David McMillin March 11, 2019

‘What Price do I Have to Pay to Remain Valid in the Business Events Industry?’

Events Travel Asia Group CEO Max Boontawee Jantasuwan says putting an emphasis on people, rather than trend reports and processes, helped to sharpen his business focus.

March 11, 2019

Constructing the Future

A building information modelling conference in the U.K. set out to get the next generation interested in the industry.

BY Lane Nieset March 10, 2019

‘One of the Worst Properties on the Planet’ Is Now a Must-Visit Hotel

When SCP Hotels took over a derelict property, the new brand set about transforming it into one of the hottest new hotels to see this year. Here’s how it sets itself apart.

BY David McMillin March 4, 2019

Meetings Market Survey: Planners Optimistic About Growth Ahead

Respondents to this year’s survey anticipate that they will have more attendees and exhibitors at their events this year vs. in 2018. It remains to be seen whether market forces will temper expectations.

BY Michelle Russell March 4, 2019