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.

The ‘Dumpster’ Lunch

To spotlight the problem of food waste, WasteExpo 2017 served a delicious meal made entirely of food that was left over or would otherwise have been thrown out.

BY Molly Petrilla August 30, 2017

Room-Block Scammers and Poachers, Beware!

The Stop Online Booking Scams Act, legislation introduced before the U.S. Congress earlier this year, aims to protect both general consumers and meeting attendees from hotel-booking pirates.

BY Christopher Durso August 22, 2017

Acquisition Aims to Give DMCs a Bigger Voice in Business Events

Global destination management company AlliedPRA was just acquired by a private equity firm. AlliedPRA CEO Tony Lorenz shares what that means for the company — and the DMC sector overall.

BY Michelle Russell August 10, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Five of the Fastest-Growing Trade Shows

Convene TV hosts Carrie Ferenac and Kimberly Bottom unpack the secrets behind their success.

BY Convene Editors July 10, 2017

To Succeed in Asia-Pacific, You Have to Do This

Adapting to local business practices and culture is a must, says business-strategy expert Bhavya Sehgal.

BY Barbara Palmer July 3, 2017

Reshaping the Asian Tech Landscape

Move over, Silicon Valley. For a small country, Singapore is quickly becoming a massive global innovation hub.

June 8, 2017

3 Takeaways From Freeman’s Global Brand Experience Study

Nearly 1,000 global marketers shared how live events fit in their overall strategy, shedding light on opportunities for growth and development in the industry.

BY Michelle Russell June 6, 2017

Human Resilience as a Business Model

According to one expert, employee resilience starts with an organization’s culture.

BY Barbara Palmer June 1, 2017

Does This Look Like a Tech Booth?

A different approach to space can change your perspective — an idea Spacebase demonstrated with its experiential alternative to a traditional trade-show booth.

BY Barbara Palmer May 31, 2017

Gaining Hands-On Experience

At a global congress for oral implantology in New Delhi, India, doctors were able to immediately put into practice what they had learned.

BY Casey Gale May 23, 2017

Serious About Business Innovation? So Is Orlando.

Orlando’s thriving life-sciences and health-care sector, advanced manufacturing industry, and tech start-up community lend themselves to forward-thinking event programs.

BY Kristin Luna May 11, 2017

Unpacking the Trouble With Travel

At a recent forum sponsored by Meet Puerto Rico, a panel of meetings and travel heavyweights discussed the many challenges — and select opportunities — of ‘Traveling in These Times.’

BY Christopher Durso May 8, 2017