How Event Destinations Are Facing the Crime Challenge
With meeting professionals making safety and security a top priority for their events, destinations are finding innovative solutions to augment public safety programs.
Transforming Your Events Business Model
At a Convening Leaders 2023 session, three event leaders shared how their business model has evolved to include digital opportunities.
Finding Event Registration Patterns
One group of planners shared their registration pickup data for their 2022 events vs. their pre-COVID events to identify trends that may continue in the short term.
How to Open — and Close — a Meeting
In our latest Meetings and Your Brain column, we look at why the first and last 5 percent of a meeting “really matters,” as conflict resolution facilitator Priya Parker says.
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.
Investing in Company Culture Brings Employees Together in Tough Times
In the third in a series about dealing with uncertainty, the CEO of photo and video company Snapbar shares how four business pivots in two years has taken a toll, but the entire team stepped up to meet the challenge.
‘History Starts Now’ for Business Events Industry
Heather Seasholtz, CMP-Fellow, DES, was laid off from her job at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the two years since, she’s learned to harness uncertainty in ways she never anticipated.
‘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.
3 Shifts in Event Sustainability
Meeting professionals aren’t going back to planning exactly the same events they held in 2019, and they aren’t returning to the same conversations about sustainability they were having before the pandemic. Here are three ways industry experts in sustainability say the landscape is changing.
Prescribing a Hub-and-Spoke Approach
A medical conference in Italy was broadcast from a main studio to more than a dozen sites throughout the country, giving participants both a broad and localized learning experience.
Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’
Skyrocketing travel and equipment costs and a sudden talent shortage — pandemic-prompted trends have made affordable audiovisual services a challenge since the return of face-to-face events. Event organizers and suppliers talk about their pain points, how to mitigate costs, and the importance of communication.
Smaller Budgets, Bigger Risks
A host of Conversation Starters — small group discussions on a range of hot-button topics — were held for in-person and digital participants at Convening Leaders 2022. Here are some takeaways.