News & Trends

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

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Your Inbox?

If you care about being good at your job, “your inbox should be a priority,” says author and professor Adam Grant. Here are five tips to keep email from overtaking your life.

BY Barbara Palmer February 20, 2019

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 19, 2019

AIME Leaders Forum Puts Spotlight on Technology and Trends

At Melbourne gathering, executives consider what tech challenges will mean for the business events industry and are urged to harness their power to transform communities.

February 19, 2019

Consolidations Reshaping Business and Events Industry

How might the AEG Facilities/SMG deal — the latest move in the mergers-and-acquisitions game that is reshaping the meetings and events industry — impact site selection? (pcma)

February 19, 2019

How Gen Z Communicates at Work

The world’s youngest employees are digital first in almost every facet of their lives. But their preferred work communication style may surprise you.

BY Angela Campiere February 14, 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

How Personal Well-Being Leads to Event Success

A sense of well-being, says author and business consultant Andrew Sykes, is rarely top of mind in the workplace. Here’s why we need to pay attention to it in our office — and events — environments.

BY Michelle Russell February 6, 2019

This Hotel Room Can Be Free — If You Don’t Look at Social Media

The “Check Out Suite” will reward guests who want to share more time with their families and less time on sharing status updates.

BY David McMillin February 4, 2019

London Leads Europe’s Tech Scene 

The self-proclaimed ‘AI Growth Capital of Europe’ draws some of the globe’s key AI events.

February 1, 2019

Time for a Wake-Up Call for Airbnb’s Business Model

As Airbnb eyes opportunities to attract more event attendees and other business travelers, roadblocks loom on the horizon.

BY David McMillin February 1, 2019

Networking’s Emotional Upside

Author Sharon E. Jones says networking’s lesser-known benefit is that it can ease loneliness and isolation — particularly for people who feel underrepresented in their industry.

BY Casey Gale January 31, 2019

VisitDallas Responds to Audit Concerns

A city audit of VisitDallas offers a reminder that the vital economic contribution that CVBs make needs to be consistently spelled out to local lawmakers and residents.

BY David McMillin January 30, 2019