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.

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

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

Corporate Retreats: The Offsite is Back On

The shift to remote work puts an emphasis on the ‘retreat’ part of corporate gatherings.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 18, 2022

Thrivers, Survivors, and Other Characteristics of Resilient Organizations

A recent research report identifies what it takes for an industry to be resilient in the face of adversity.

BY Sherrif Karamat June 20, 2022

Mental Wellness: How the Business Events Industry is Coping

It’s about time we have a conversation about mental health and wellbeing in the business events industry — how we foster it for each other in our workplaces and our participants at our events.

BY Michelle Russell Barbara Palmer June 9, 2022

Championing Connection and Community in Minneapolis 

Meet Minneapolis’s CEO Melvin Tennant shares how the DMO is addressing stress from the pandemic, George Floyd’s murder, and other world events with strategies and policies designed to support employees and the community.

BY Barbara Palmer May 31, 2022

Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace

How HR professionals are addressing post-pandemic mental health issues and supporting the wellbeing of employees — and themselves.

BY Michelle Russell May 31, 2022

Chicago and Midwest Meetings and Hospitality Groups Unite

Eleven meetings and hospitality groups in the region have created the Midwest Meeting and Event Collective (MMEC) to combine advocacy efforts, support each other, and develop a richer community.

BY Curt Wagner May 27, 2022

How Taking a Walking Break Can Help You Think

Wellness entrepreneur Rebecca Thomas says walking outdoors during work hours is not only good exercise, but can help us unlock problem-solving powers. And science backs her up.

BY Barbara Palmer May 27, 2022