Business of Events
Meetings and Venues — ‘Everybody Is Having a Difficult Time Attracting Talent’
Four women who lead operations at global convention centers share their thoughts about how they and their venues are handling the talent challenge.
How One Association is Restaffing the Events Team
What does the leader of a large professional association look for as he restaffs his events team? Digital capabilities, for sure, but soft skills — and the ability to ‘see the landscape’ — are equally important.
Is the Talent Challenge Choking the Business Events Industry’s Recovery?
The events industry, hit particularly hard by the pandemic, is feeling the sting as business returns with a lack of talented professionals — on the planning and supplier sides — to pull off events.
Reports Point to Meetings Industry Recovery
Knowland and Simpleview have released encouraging new insights on event leads and bookings
Expanding the Events Industry Talent Pipeline
While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in the events industry to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, some faculty at hospitality schools are seeing a decline in interest. They have some suggestions to reverse this trend.
The New Events Staffing Landscape is ‘Unsustainable’
Event planners and suppliers say staff reductions have created additional responsibilities for those still on the job — and many are at the breaking point.
Stopping the ‘War on Talent’
Fixing employee burnout requires industry leaders to change their perspectives on what it means to value their workers by fostering an environment of wellbeing that allows employees to thrive.
Staffing Agency CEO: It’s Time to ‘Think About Talent Differently’
Soundings CEO Tracy Judge expanded the business model of her staffing solutions agency and as a result attracted more independent meeting and event organizers.
‘A Larger Voice’: How the Pandemic Is Changing Global Meetings Industry Day
Events held in conjunction with GMID on April 7 — now under the U.S. Travel Association banner — offer more choices and greater reach with digital, in-person, and hybrid formats.
Taking a Holistic CSR Approach
In a session at the recent Destination Showcase, an event sustainability expert shared how to make CSR part of the event-planning process. Hint: Start at the beginning and engage all stakeholders.
Force Majeure: Negotiating a Common Clause in Uncommon Times
Surges in COVID-19 cases caused by variants and the difficulties of predicting in-person attendance continue to make it challenging for organizers to know if or when to postpone, cancel, or try to renegotiate the terms of an in-person event. Here’s a legal perspective.
EMEA Survey: Events Professionals Continue to Plan Amidst Uncertainty
The results of a survey of business events professionals in EMEA demonstrate their collective resolve to navigate a continually shifting environment.