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.

Making Bleisure, Sustainability, and Wellness Top of Mind

Accor’s annual gathering in Paris in July highlighted the trends transforming the future of hospitality.

BY Jennifer Dienst August 1, 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

New Destination Futures Study Spotlights Industry Trends and Challenges

Among the 2023 DestinationNext Futures Study insights: DMOs are playing a larger role in their destinations’ development and event organizers are placing greater demands on them when it comes to DEI and sustainability.

BY Michelle Russell July 20, 2023

5 State of the Business Events Industry Insights

Freeman’s Ken Holsinger and PCMA’s Howard Givner shared data-driven information about what event attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors want during a recent EduCon session.

BY Curt Wagner July 12, 2023

The Economic and Catalytic Impact of Events

Events Industry Council CEO Amy Calvert on how the 2023 Global Economic Significance of Business Events study can help raise awareness of the business events industry as a catalyst for change.

BY Michelle Russell July 10, 2023

10 Shifts That Are Transforming Organizations

A new report from McKinsey & Company identifies the most significant ways in which organizations are changing — and how leaders can respond.

BY Barbara Palmer May 15, 2023

GMID in New Orleans: Spotlighting the Destination’s Role in Successful Events

New Orleans & Company rolls out the red carpet for professionals from the business events and related industries on Global Meetings Industry Day.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst April 3, 2023

Managing the Events Industry Restart

Recent EMEA survey results highlight the business events industry’s challenges and priorities for 2023/2024.

BY Michelle Russell March 29, 2023

How PCMA Chapters Will Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

PCMA members will be among the thousands worldwide who will take part in GMID activities on March 30 to highlight the key role business events play in society.

BY Curt Wagner March 27, 2023

Four Items on the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s Agenda

The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s vice president of government affairs spoke with Convene about the organization’s latest advocacy efforts, including communicable disease insurance, visa wait times, and more.

BY Casey Gale March 24, 2023

Moving Events Forward in the Face of Social and Economic Challenges

PCMA convened a roundtable in the American Geophysical Union’s boardroom in Washington, D.C., for the leaders of several associations, DMOs, and convention centers to discuss the impact of travel boycotts and how to navigate social and political challenges.

BY Michelle Russell January 13, 2023

What’s Next for the Business Events Industry?

Business icon Carly Fiorina led a discussion with two industry suppliers and an economics professor about the outlook for the business events industry in 2023.

BY Barbara Palmer January 10, 2023

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