Career & Leadership

What will it take for you to create career that you want? Here are ways to develop leadership and cultivate other essential skills, plus hacks that can make a big impact on anyone's day-to-day work. And we look at ethics — how do your colleagues draw the line on everything from freebies to food waste?

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.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 12, 2022

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.

BY Convene Editors August 12, 2022

What’s at the Heart of ‘Zoom Fatigue’

Smile for the camera? Requiring employee cameras to be turned on for video calls isn’t a great idea for everyone, recent research shows.

BY Barbara Palmer August 11, 2022

Overcoming Obstacles at Mexico City’s Centro Citibanamex

Toni Gamez, the executive director at one of the largest convention facilities in Latin America, talks about the talent shortage and offers her best piece of advice for those considering a career in the business events industry.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 11, 2022

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

BY Convene Editors August 11, 2022

People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

BY Casey Gale 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

People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

BY Casey Gale August 4, 2022

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

BY Convene Editors August 4, 2022

Greg O’Dell Steps Onto a Bigger Stage

Longtime Washington, D.C. events executive Greg O’Dell talks about what’s behind his move to OVG360.

BY Barbara Palmer August 4, 2022