COVID-19 and the Business Events Industry
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.
Corporate Retreats: The Offsite is Back On
The shift to remote work puts an emphasis on the ‘retreat’ part of corporate gatherings.
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.
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.
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.
Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace
How HR professionals are addressing post-pandemic mental health issues and supporting the wellbeing of employees — and themselves.
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.
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.
Beer Company Steps up Game With Digital Meeting
The Boston Beer Company partnered with Van Wagner, a sports production company, to create a virtual corporate event that captured their employees’ attention more than their in-person annual meeting.
More Women Participated in Virtual Than In-Person Events
Two separate studies reveal that online events held during the pandemic resulted in increased participation among women as both as attendees and speakers, compared to their in-person, pre-pandemic versions.
Mental Health and the Business Events Industry
In Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey, we asked planners and suppliers to share how two-plus years of working during the uncertainties of the pandemic has affected their wellbeing.