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.

Reports Point to Meetings Industry Recovery

Knowland and Simpleview have released encouraging new insights on event leads and bookings

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 11, 2022

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.

BY Barbara Palmer August 10, 2022

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.

BY Barbara Palmer August 8, 2022

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.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 6, 2022

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.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 2, 2022

‘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.

BY Convene Editors April 4, 2022

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.

BY Michelle Russell March 28, 2022

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.

BY Casey Gale March 17, 2022

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.

BY Michelle Russell March 8, 2022

What’s Next for the Meeting Industry?

A newly published report from IACC predicts an increasing emphasis on technology, in-person collaboration, and values-based site selection.

BY Barbara Palmer February 16, 2022

Will the Hybrid Workplace Elevate Employee Meetings?

As hybrid workplaces emerge, there’s new interest in meeting spaces that come equipped with extra amenities.

BY Barbara Palmer November 16, 2021

Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge Launches With Broad Industry Support

As of Nov. 15, 120 business events industry organizations have signed the pledge, each committing to eliminating their global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

BY Curt Wagner November 15, 2021

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