News & Trends

What’s happening — or coming up next — in the meetings and events world and beyond.

Winsight Promotes Mary Pat Heftman

National Restaurant Assocation show producer Winsight LLC announces promotions.

BY Curt Wagner June 16, 2019

Study Finds Business Travel Boosts Your Creative Brainpower

The results of a new survey reveal that traveling for work paves the way to more than a new destination — it can lead to enhanced creativity and productivity.

BY David McMillin June 13, 2019

Which City is ‘Best’ in U.S.?

New York hangs on to the top spot on the latest report from Resonance. Here’s why — and what the report can tell us about the best cities for meetings and events.

BY Cristi Kempf Curt Wagner June 12, 2019

214 Event Professionals Join CMP Ranks

Some 214 people passed the latest Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination, the Events Industry Council says.

BY Convene Editors June 11, 2019

Another Record Crowd Celebrates Global Exhibitions Day

As many as 90 countries and regions — the most ever — are expected to mark date that celebrates the exhibitions industry’s worldwide impact.

BY Curt Wagner June 5, 2019

How the Abilities Expo Breaks Barriers for Attendees With Disabilities

The Abilities Expo, founded 40 years ago by late disability activist and post-polio survivor Richard Wooten, attracts hundreds of people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, health-care professionals, and special needs professionals.

BY Casey Gale June 1, 2019

Hey Alexa, Who Won the UFI Digital Innovation Award?

Here’s a behind-the scenes look at how Freeman developed its award-winning AI-powered event chatbot service with smart tools including — of course — Alexa. (pcma)

May 30, 2019

Reimagined JFK Terminal Hosts First Event as TWA Hotel

JetBlue For Good, an event recognizing crew members who had completed 150-plus hours of volunteer service in the past year, christened the new TWA Hotel. Convene touched down for a look around.

BY Jasmine Zhu May 28, 2019

France’s New Goals? Liberty, Equality, Fraternity — and Sustainability

The nation has emerged as a world leader in promoting sustainable practices — and that includes events industry efforts.

BY Rémi Dévé May 24, 2019

State of the Cities report: What’s on America’s Mayors’ Minds

The National League of Cities just released its State of the Cities report at its conference last week. Here’s how the business events industry intersects with the top issues U.S. mayors are addressing.

BY Michelle Russell May 24, 2019

News for Professionals: Advice and Ideas from the World of Work

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

BY Convene Editors May 23, 2019

How to Use Influencers to Market Your Events

Research shows Southeast Asians spend more time online than any other region, meaning social media influencers may be a key way to reach your audience.

BY Kim Benjamin May 21, 2019