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.

Managing the Events Industry Restart

Recent EMEA survey results highlight the business events industry’s challenges and priorities for 2023/2024.

BY Michelle Russell March 29, 2023

The Transformation of Business Events

What event organizers have learned about what their audiences want now.

BY Convene Editors February 6, 2023

How Short-Term Activations Can Create Lasting Positive Change

A growing number of destinations seeking to create community experiences since the pandemic are looking at Better Block’s neighborhood pop-up projects.

BY Michelle Russell January 30, 2023

AMDA’s Journey to Meeting Back In Person

The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s annual conference has undergone several transformations since 2020.Here’s what the society’s meetings manager, Kristin Pichon, has learned about her members as a result.

BY Casey Gale January 30, 2023

Biggest Economic Impact? Event Planners Weigh in

In Convene’s October Recovery Dashboard Survey, we asked planners and suppliers to share how they are dealing with economic pressures and what factors will affect their 2023 business.

BY Michelle Russell November 28, 2022

Looking Forward — and Planning for More Uncertainty in Business Events

While the worst of the pandemic may be behind us, one event organizer sees the fallout as affecting business events into the “near future,” and is preparing for more uncertainty.

BY Curt Wagner November 21, 2022

‘There’s no Obstacle Too Big’ to Derail Association’s Annual Event

CEO of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association reflects on what she learned from her experience navigating a double whammy — a COVID surge and hurricane — happening at the same time as her annual in-person conference.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst October 24, 2022

PCMA Visionary Award Winner Ready to Reinvent Conference Again

Mary Pat Cornett, CAE, CMP, was awarded Digital Experience Strategist of the Year at the 2022 PCMA Visionary Awards after leading the American Society for Nutrition to success with new digital events in response to COVID-19. She’s now planning a return to an in-person event.

BY Casey Gale October 24, 2022

Salary Survey 2022: Calculating the Pandemic’s Effect on Event Organizers’ Compensation, Day-to-Day Work

Planners may be better compensated than before COVID but there’s also a sense of unrest over the continuing uncertainties in the business events industry, according to the latest Convene Salary Survey.

BY Michelle Russell September 8, 2022

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

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