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.

How the Digital Experience Institute Streamed PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 All Over the Globe

The broadcast offered live coverage of PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 to a far-flung remote audience.

BY Convene Editors March 1, 2017

A Few Tweaks Can Work Wonders for Meetings

More than 1,200 people participated in the 128th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) last year, which was held Nov. 13–16 at the La Quinta Resort and Club, near Palm Springs, California. The event brings federal-utility staff members and commissioners together with consumer advocates, lobbyists, and nonprofit representatives. Every meeting

BY Barbara Palmer February 15, 2017

The RSA Conference: Big and Getting Bigger

How the RSA Conference plans to expand Its impact In 2017

BY Corin Hirsch February 1, 2017

How Airbnb Open Is Changing the Attendee Experience

The peer-to-peer sharing platform has disrupted the hotel industry. Are meetings next?

BY David McMillin February 1, 2017

Are Meetings, Conventions Our Best Hope for Creating Change in World?

Events over the last year might have you wondering if the world is coming apart. A writer who has committed himself to giving back asks: Can meetings and conventions help put it back together?

BY Ken Budd February 1, 2017

Designing Corporate Events With Sales Professionals in Mind

A well-designed event can shave months — or even years — from a sales cycle.

BY Michelle Russell January 9, 2017

‘Your Reservation May Be in Jeopardy’

How one housing-pirate company is duping registrants out of their hotel rooms — as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars — by using fake websites.

BY Michelle Russell July 26, 2016

Poachers: Putting the ‘Arrr!’ in Room Block

When Lisa Mikita, CMP, CAE, started her new job at the American Foundry Society (AFS) this past fall, she had a new office, a new title — trade show and event manager — and new meetings to promote, including CastExpo ’16, AFS’s annual metal-casting exhibition. One aspect of Mikita’s work didn’t change, though. Almost from

BY Corin Hirsch December 31, 2015

How to Protect Your Room Block from Pirates

Pirates, poachers, room block bullies. These companies may be called different names, but every planner can agree that they represent big problems.

October 28, 2013