Event Strategy & Design

From the physical set-up to the way you orchestrate sessions and interaction, we help you put the latest smart thinking into practice to create environments and experiences that have an impact.

Blockchain Evolution

At April’s Blockchain Revolution Global event, the spotlight will be on enterprise leaders and applications — moving away from a focus on cryptocurrency.

BY Lane Nieset February 18, 2019

SmithBucklin’s Trends to Watch in 2019

What will associations be talking about most this year? Association management and services company SmithBucklin explores that question in its 16th annual Circuit publication.

BY Casey Gale February 14, 2019

Making Events Universally Accessible

BestCities’ new report, “Universal Accessibility in Meetings,” provides real-life examples of business events — like the True Colours Festival — that promote inclusivity for delegates with disabilities.

BY Jasmine Zhu February 7, 2019

Rohit Bhargava’s 3 Ways to Better Serve Your Audience

At Convening Leaders 2019, author and motivational speaker Rohit Bhargava discussed how to reap the benefits of being audience centric.

BY Jasmine Zhu January 30, 2019

Annika Hallman: ‘It is business-savvy to be sustainable’

Gothenburg’s CVB, with another sustainability leadership award under its belt, shares the reasons behind its success.

January 29, 2019

5 Trends That Are Changing Meeting Design

When Marriott and the PCMA Foundation joined together to update research on the trends that can be expected to transform meetings and events in the future, they made the decision to look everywhere except within the industry.

BY Barbara Palmer January 25, 2019

Bringing a ‘Sense of Place’ to Meeting Design

A recent PCMA Foundation/Marriott study finds that most travelers want to explore a destination like the locals do. “Convene” looks at how that desire for an authentic experience should shape meeting design.

BY Barbara Palmer January 25, 2019

Thrival Festival Integrates Pittsburgh Locale into Event

Innovation events organizer, Ascender, a hub for Pittsburgh’s startups and entrepreneurs, used Carnegie Museum of Art, Phipps Conservatory at the Botanical Gardens, and many more local spots to weave the city into the fabric of the festival.

BY Barbara Palmer January 25, 2019

Safety at the Forefront: Event Planners Making Security Top Priority

Event planners who have cited safety and security at destinations as a major worry are increasing their emphasis on planning for emergencies.

January 22, 2019

MANOVA Global Health Care Summit Redefines the Medical Meeting

The inaugural MANOVA Global Health Summit proved that critical conversations about health care don’t need to be stodgy or academic — and that they should include voices from outside the medical industry. 

BY David McMillin January 18, 2019

PeopleFWD 2018 Explores Disruptive Approaches to Workplace Culture

PeopleFWD 2018 invited human resources professionals and business leaders to wrestle with the most difficult issues facing organizations today, like employee culture and constantly evolving organizational trends. It was presented by CPP-The Myers-Briggs Company.

BY Casey Gale January 17, 2019

Houston, We Have a Conference

Outer space is not on most of our everyday radar, never mind on the business horizon. The Space Commerce Conference and Exposition — the only civilian conference and expo that brings together NASA, aerospace, government agencies, and commercial industries — bridges both worlds: space exploration as it relates to business.

BY Casey Gale January 16, 2019