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?

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale January 10, 2024

Clintons Stress Value of F2F Meetings to Combat Divisiveness

During a Convening Leaders 2024 fireside chat, President Bill Clinton and 67th Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed the need for fostering human connections — and how that happens at in-person events.

BY Curt Wagner January 9, 2024

Leonard Hoops, Incoming PCMA Board Chair: Why 2024 Is a Big Year for PCMA

Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy and chair of PCMA’s 2024 Board of Directors and Trustees, shares his multi-pronged goals for PCMA in the new year.

BY Casey Gale January 9, 2024

How to Build a Center of Excellence Within Your Organization

At Convening Leaders 2024, four event leaders shared their insights on building a strong center of excellence with their teams.

BY Casey Gale January 9, 2024

Advancing Women Leaders in the Business Events Industry

A new research project looks at the disproportionate lack of women executives in the highest positions in the business events industry.

BY Barbara Palmer January 8, 2024

Outgoing PCMA Chair on Year of Growth, New Alliances, Evolving Education

Desirée Knight reflects on her year as chair of the 2023 PCMA Board of Directors and Trustees and shares her insights about what’s next for the business events industry.

BY Casey Gale January 8, 2024

What Not to Miss at Convening Leaders 2024 in San Diego

Here’s what the more than 4,000 attendees descending upon the San Diego Convention Center can expect at PCMA’s annual event.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst January 7, 2024

Bigger, Bolder, Braver

New initiatives and customizable program at PCMA Convening Leaders 2024 will help shape the event industry’s future.

BY Curt Wagner January 7, 2024

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale January 3, 2024

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week.

BY Convene Editors January 3, 2024

A Deeper Dive Into our Salary Survey Data

Here’s a closer look at who responded — according to their professional roles — to Convene’s 2023 Salary Survey.

BY Magdalina Atanassova Michelle Russell December 27, 2023

‘Show Up’ to Succeed, DMO Leader Says

Jorge Pesquera, retiring president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, reflects on his more than 50-year career in hospitality and the changes he has seen in the DMO industry.

BY Curt Wagner December 20, 2023

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