COVID-19 and the Business Events Industry

Convene reports on how meeting professionals are navigating coronavirus. Visit PCMA's COVID-19 resources page for more information.

Be a Change Champion: A Deep Dive into the 7 Change Actions

More than ever, business events industry professionals need to reinvent themselves, their services, and their organizations to be relevant and valuable today and in the future. But the big question remains, what path to follow to begin re-invention and how to go from insight, to ideation, to creation?

BY Amy Blackman April 14, 2021


In Detroit, we don’t define ourselves by venues, the people and culture here are what makes us stand out from the rest. You may come for meetings and to expand your business at the 723,000 sq. ft. TCF Center or at the 350,000 sq. ft. Suburban Collection Showplace…

BY Claude Molinari Sheila Neal Andrea Cadotto Susan Richardson April 13, 2021

Four Battered Hotel Chains Still Make Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For List

Despite a year like none other for the hospitality industry, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Kimpton were ranked in the top 17 percent of the annual 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

BY Michelle Russell April 13, 2021

Meeting in a Pandemic, Part Two: Back to Face-to-Face

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s business conference returns to an in-person format — and keeps the benefits of digital.

BY Barbara Palmer April 12, 2021

Pandemic Protocol: Who’s Responsible for Enforcing Event Safety?

The events industry is more than ready to return to face-to-face meetings and working hard to properly prepare for attendee safety. Numerous mandates and protocols have been put into place since we last met and everyone is working together to be sure they are followed. But, who is ultimately responsible for enforcement? Join our panel of industry experts for a discussion about this very question and other points to consider before you return onsite.

BY Ed Salvato Tyra Warner, PhD, Esq, CMP Kenita Hidalgo, CMP John S. Gonzalez, CMP April 8, 2021

Pandemic Protocol: Is a Vaccine Passport a Solution for the Business Events Industry?

As the air travel industry, many governments and cities explore, trial and or embrace the idea of a Vaccine Passport yet the World Health organisation (WHO) is yet to endorse such a concept. Event industry professionals are also devising plans for the return of national and international events with the safety of attendees at the forefront of their plans. So, the questions stands is a Vaccine Passport a solution for the Business Events Industry?

BY Oscar Cerezales Sanjay Seth Lyn-Lewis Smith Ben Hainsworth April 8, 2021

Previous Crises Laid the Groundwork for the COVID-19 Response in Puerto Rico

Recent experiences with natural disasters helped Discover Puerto Rico navigate the pandemic, according to panelists at a recent webinar hosted by the DMO.

BY Casey Gale April 7, 2021

Webinar: 30 Ideas in 30 Minutes to Up Your Hybrid Event Game

This’ll be fun! The possibilities for hybrid events are literally endless, and our resident event experts are ready to share their top 30 ideas rapid-fire style for how you can think differently about your strategy in 2021 and beyond.

BY Scott Davis Sarah Roller Groth April 6, 2021

6 Questions to Consider While Planning Your Hybrid Future

While event organizers are preparing for a return to in-person events, they still must decide if they will or won’t provide audiences digital options. These important considerations can help guide them.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes David Saef April 5, 2021

Webinar: Reconvening: How Montréal is Moving Forward Post-Pandemic

You probably know Montréal as the city that combines North American innovation with European aesthetics. But it’s also so much more. After a tough year for all global destinations, the iconic French-Canadian city has rebounded with more creativity and insight than ever before.

BY Norma J. Taylor April 2, 2021

Hybrid Events Bring Back FOMO

Digital events have eliminated the fear of missing out from attendees’ minds, according to MeetingPlay CEO Joe Schwinger. But hybrid events are a way to reintroduce FOMO.

BY Casey Gale March 31, 2021

Virtually There: Connecting Digital Event Attendees to Physical Places

These digital gatherings connect participants to the physical world, transporting them to real places and engaging their senses and emotions.

BY Convene Editors March 31, 2021