Meeting Management

COVID Testing Part of the Fabric of an In-Person Fashion Industry Show

The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, produced a case study detailing how three independent show organizers joined forces to bring a safe in-person marketplace to the fashion industry in Orlando in early February. Here are highlights.

BY Michelle Russell March 26, 2021

Exploring Capacity Limits for In-Person Events

Do capacity limits for indoor meetings include event staff? A handful of event professionals recently shared their knowledge on PCMA’s Catalyst forum.

BY Convene Editors March 22, 2021

Ensuring Compliance During COVID at In-Person Events

In the summer of 2020, three CMPs came together to create the Pandemic Compliance Advisor course, which offers continuing education credits and a new designation for meeting professionals.

BY Casey Gale March 18, 2021

Booking Meeting Venues Site Unseen

The digital tools that make it possible to conduct all or part of site visits remotely have come to the forefront over the last year, in ways that may change how planners book meetings in the future. Planners and destinations share their strategies.

BY Kate Mulcrone March 10, 2021

How the First Major B2B Trade Show So Far in 2021 Pulled It Off

Emerald shared lessons learned from hosting Surf Expo in Orlando in January in a new case study published by SISO and UFI.

BY Michelle Russell February 19, 2021

How 300 In-Person Participants Gathered Safely at Convening Leaders in Singapore

The in-person component of PCMA Convening Leaders 2021 held in Singapore demonstrated what it takes — including a rapid testing program — to safely gather a group of 300 during the pandemic.

BY Casey Gale February 15, 2021

The Business Events Industry Recovery: Two Different Views

Trends expert Daniel Levine sees the near future of live events as “nothing less than spectacular.” For special events company owner Kevin Molesworth, the picture is less rosy.

BY Michelle Russell February 5, 2021

Modeling Healthy Behavior for In-Person Events

When the Global Wellness Summit hosted a four-day hybrid event in Palm Beach, Florida, serving as an example for how in-person events can be conducted safely was a key goal.

BY Casey Gale February 2, 2021

Taking Meetings and Exhibitions on the Road

With travel curbed by the pandemic, two very different events — one in the U.S. and one in Italy — were reinvented as outdoor road shows.

BY Kate Mulcrone January 6, 2021

Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021

The editors of Convene looked back over 2020, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2021?

BY Convene Editors December 21, 2020

What Can We Expect for Meetings and Events Next Year?

According to a global survey of meeting professionals by American Express, small in-person events will return late in the year.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 14, 2020

An Interactive Tool for Planners to Determine COVID-19 Indoor Risk Factors

As gatherings move indoors during the winter months, MIT researchers have created a tool that helps people determine the risk of COVID-19 transmission based on a number of factors.

BY Casey Gale December 1, 2020