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.

Nominees Sought for 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards

Know an exceptional colleague or friend? Recognize the achievements of innovative, dedicated, and passionate colleagues in the business events industry by nominating them for the 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards.

BY Lorene Yue July 12, 2019

Why the North American International Auto Show is Getting a Tuneup

After 31 years, the Detroit Auto Show is moving from January to June and going from 14 days to 12. Will those efforts to ‘evolve and change’ rev up the event?

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 8, 2019

Security of the Six-Legged Variety

Pechanga Resort Casino recruits former military members and their service animals, along with a few robots, to keep guests safe at property.

BY Casey Gale July 1, 2019

Local Laws: A Scary Potential Shift for Medical Meetings

An expert who knows how to manage the maze of medical compliance codes shares the latest development that could create even more headaches for health-care events.

BY David McMillin June 19, 2019

Is Attribute-Based Booking the Future of Room Blocks?

A new report from Amadeus and InterContinental Hotels Group suggests that traditional and generic definitions of room types are on their way out. How should event organizers adjust to meet tomorrow’s expectations about accommodations?

BY David McMillin June 13, 2019

Another Record Crowd Celebrates Global Exhibitions Day

As many as 90 countries and regions — the most ever — are expected to mark date that celebrates the exhibitions industry’s worldwide impact.

BY Curt Wagner June 5, 2019

Convene Salary Survey: Higher Than Average Increases

Event organizers cite stress and long hours as what they like least — and creativity, collaboration, and cultivating relationships as what they like most — about their jobs.

BY Michelle Russell June 1, 2019

Salary Survey: How Do You Stack Up Against the Rest of the World?

It’s helpful to put this year’s Salary Survey results in perspective by comparing our findings to the larger workplace world. Here’s a look at some key areas.

BY Michelle Russell May 31, 2019

BestCities Global Alliance Exploring Congress of the Future

At this year’s Global Forum in Copenhagen, BestCities Global Alliance aims to offer insights and tools for associations planning the events of the future.

BY Lane Nieset May 28, 2019

Attracting Millennials Is Key to Survival of Associations

ADFIAP Secretary General Octavio B. Peralta says attracting millennials and having a sound business strategy are key to an association’s survival. Here are tips on how to do that.

May 24, 2019

ASAE’s Risky Approach to Registration Pricing

ASAE wanted to attract more attendees for its annual XDP gathering, so it made an unconventional offer to prospective registrants: Pay what you think it’s worth after attending the event. How did the experiment work out?

BY David McMillin May 24, 2019

3 Lessons From the Upcoming Taco Bell Hotel

You may not want to check in to the fast food chain’s new pop-up hotel, but you will want to check out some of the ways the company is bringing the concept to market.

BY David McMillin May 22, 2019