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.

Yelp Is on the Way

To provide attendees with top drinking and dining options in San Diego, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization partnered with Yelp.

September 25, 2017

Mexico, Post-Earthquake

There was tragic loss of life in central Mexico, but much was spared, reports a meetings industry professional headquartered in Mexico City — including the business-events infrastructure.

BY Michelle Russell September 22, 2017

Houston After Harvey

Visit Houston’s Mike Waterman on how the destination weathered Hurricane Harvey — and how it’s moving forward.

BY Christopher Durso September 12, 2017

How Destination Cleveland Engages the Whole Community During Conventions

The city’s volunteer program offers extra support for meeting planners.

September 11, 2017

International Travel to the U.S. Was Down in July. Will the Trend Continue?

The U.S. Travel Association’s David Huether on decreasing travel to the United States — and what the hurricanes could mean for travel in the Southeast and everywhere else.

BY Christopher Durso September 8, 2017

Pre Con/Post Con

A before-and-after look at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference, held in July in Sydney, Australia

BY Convene Editors September 7, 2017

Bracing for Irma

Meeting destinations including Puerto Rico and Miami are readying themselves for one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.

BY Christopher Durso September 6, 2017

3 ASAE Expo Booths With Local Flair

Here’s how three booths went the extra mile to bring their cities to life at the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo.

BY Casey Gale August 30, 2017

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