Meeting Management

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

Who Are the Most Popular Speakers and Why?

A U.K-based speakers bureau has crunched the numbers: Here are the most-searched TED speakers on YouTube.

BY Casey Gale November 23, 2020

When Can You Invoke Force Majeure for 2021 Meetings?

Many organizations moved their events to 2021 when the pandemic hit. But can they invoke the force majeure clause in 2021? Members of the PCMA Catalyst community discussed the topic in a recent thread.

BY Convene Editors October 30, 2020

Business Events Recovery Will Be ‘a Marathon, Not a Sprint’

For the latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey, we asked planners and suppliers: ‘What best describes how you’re feeling right now?’ Most said they were doing their best to get by and were anxious about the future. Even so, responses to other questions demonstrate the industry’s collective resiliency and creativity.

BY Michelle Russell October 28, 2020

Business Events are ‘Hard to Plan for’ as Pandemic Persists

The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey results reflect both a greater willingness to get back to in-person events, and a growing realization that the recovery will be slower and more uncertain than anticipated.

BY Michelle Russell September 30, 2020

EIC’s Hotel Safety Guide Emphasizes the Importance of Communication

The EIC’s latest COVID-19 navigational guide covers how hotels and planners can have “open and honest” conversations about holding in-person meetings, according to EIC CEO Amy Calvert.

BY Casey Gale September 28, 2020

It’s All About the Logistics at ALHI’s In-Person Event

In August, ALHI held a 125-attendee face-to-face event at the Omni Dallas Hotel to show planners how to safely reconvene.

BY Casey Gale September 18, 2020

How an Incentive Group Met Safely in Aruba This Month

The Fields Group’s client wanted to reward its sales partners with a trip this year, despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how they pulled it off.

BY Michelle Russell September 11, 2020

Clean Bill of Health

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was able to safely convene a 450-person face-to-face event using a health-screening tool for attendees.

BY Danica Tormohlen August 28, 2020