COVID-19 and the Business Events Industry
The Transformation of Business Events
What event organizers have learned about what their audiences want now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Reports Point to Meetings Industry Recovery
Knowland and Simpleview have released encouraging new insights on event leads and bookings
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.
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.
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.