News & Trends

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

Beyond the Event: Leaving a Legacy for Liver Health

The Iceberg video series shares how the International Liver Congress extended the impact of its London event last year.

BY Michelle Russell March 22, 2023

Get Ready for the ‘New Wave’ of Next Gen Attendees

Surveys conducted by Freeman have uncovered the most dramatic shift in B2B event attendee demographics in three decades — attendees are getting younger.

BY Barbara Palmer March 22, 2023

3 Trends for the Future: Amplifying Diverse Creators, Ritualistic Apps, The Artisan Wave

Digital Editor Curt Wagner examines how three trends from Wunderman Thompson’s annual “The Future 100” forecast connect to the events and hospitality industries.

BY Curt Wagner March 21, 2023

Maximizing Minority-Owned Brands

A new training and mentorship program in the F&B sector of consumer packed goods is helping entrepreneurs of color gain access to — and find success at — industry trade shows. 

BY Curt Wagner March 20, 2023

C’mon Get Scrappy: Adopting a ‘Good Enough’ Approach to Tackling Problems

The most valuable lessons about problem-solving come from small companies and nonprofits, a new book about workarounds claims.

BY Michelle Russell March 20, 2023

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.

BY Barbara Palmer March 20, 2023

Everyday Awe and Its Effects on Our Brains

Awe is a powerful force for bringing people together — and it’s not just for special occasions.

BY Barbara Palmer March 13, 2023

Strategies to Boost Your Event’s Digital Revenue

At Convening Leaders 2023, two industry pros debated how to make digital events more profitable — here are their best ideas.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst March 13, 2023

How a DMO Took the TED Stage

Destination Canada partnered with TED on a first-of-its-kind initiative tied to the DMO’s global brand strategy to put Canada on the map as a destination that inspires openness.

BY Michelle Russell March 10, 2023

Why Email Is Such a Time Suck

Workplace technology expert and author Phil Simon, keynote speaker at Business Events Industry Week’s Showcase, says there are better, more efficient ways to collaborate than via email. 

BY Michelle Russell March 6, 2023

The Third-Most Stressful Job in the World

Before the pandemic, one could argue that jobs with life-and-death consequences were surely more stressful than planning an annual conference. But things have changed.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP March 6, 2023

3 Trends for the Future: Earth as a Stakeholder, Accessible Commerce, and Revolutionary Rest

Managing Editor Casey Gale examines three trends from Wunderman Thompson’s annual “The Future 100” forecast and how they connect to the events and hospitality industries.

BY Casey Gale March 3, 2023

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