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.

Florida Tourism Leaders Meet with Vice President on Revitalizing Travel Industry

On May 20, travel and tourism industry leaders representing hotels and theme parks met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss recovery efforts.

BY Casey Gale May 22, 2020

Hilton CEO Talks About the Future and the Guest Experience

In a Washington Post webinar, Hilton President and CEO Chris Nassetta discussed the contactless hotel experience and how the recovery will play out.

BY Michelle Russell May 22, 2020

During COVID-19, Caterer Turns From Groups to Patients and the Military

When convention centers were called upon to house patients and government agencies due to COVID-19, Levy Restaurants pitched in to lend their food and beverages services.

BY Casey Gale May 22, 2020

PSAV’s MeetSAFE Guidelines Offer Strategy for Meeting During COVID-19

A new resource addresses meeting design, room layout, traffic flow, technology considerations, and enhanced cleaning procedures as the industry looks to convening groups in the near future.

BY Curt Wagner May 21, 2020

How to Make the ‘New Normal’ of Face-to-Face Work

As event organizers try to envision what’s next for meetings and trade shows, Freeman has released a new set of considerations and changes to help safeguard their attendees.

BY David McMillin May 20, 2020

A Socially Distant Concert During COVID-19

The first concert in a music venue since the COVID-19 crisis began included fog sprayers, fan pods, and limits on bathroom-goers. Is this a preview of the future of face-to-face engagement?

BY David McMillin May 20, 2020

Why Your Digital Event Shouldn’t Be Free

Worried about charging virtual event registration fees? A recent PCMA Catalyst conversation explores the costs — and value — of virtual events.

BY Convene Editors May 20, 2020

5 Ways to Use the COVID-19 Crisis to Rethink the Association Model

If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic for associations, it’s that the current difficult times will lead to a renaissance of mission-driven, membership-based organizations.

BY Don Neal May 20, 2020

A Surprising Change in Venue for an In-Person Med Tech Event in August

Score CEO Bradley Metrock plans to be a trendsetter with his list of health protocols for a face-to-face health-care conference he’s planning in Boston this August. The new host venue also breaks new ground for the event.

BY Paul Bergeron May 19, 2020

Planners and Suppliers Share Their Thoughts on How They’re Preparing for the Future

Comments from respondents to the May 4-7 COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey offer insights about how they are imagining — and planning for — the near future of events.

BY Curt Wagner May 19, 2020

How to Compensate for Glitches During a Live Digital Event

The organizers of GitHub Satellite found a simple way to make sure that attendees could stay engaged even if a connection dropped.

BY David McMillin May 19, 2020

What it Takes to Meet Again During COVID-19

The first large-scale trade shows are taking place in China, South Korea, and other Asia Pacific countries, and here are the health protocols they put in place.

BY Barbara Palmer May 15, 2020