News & Trends

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

Why Generative AI Can’t Replace Event Organizers’ Jobs

A recent analysis of the kind of jobs most likely to benefit from — rather than be threatened by — generative AI reads almost as if the World Economic Forum lifted it from a business event strategist job description.

BY Barbara Palmer September 26, 2023

Leading Your Team With Compassion and Transparency

A session at CEMA Summit 2023 offered leaders ideas for navigating their teams through periods of upheaval — mergers and acquisitions included.

BY Curt Wagner September 25, 2023

Capitol Hill Addresses Visa Wait Time Issue

Convention attendees and exhibitors from some non-U.S. destinations have been contending with visitor visa processing times as long as 800 days, negatively impacting international participation at U.S.-based events. New legislation targeting the issue offers some hope.

BY Casey Gale September 22, 2023

Taking a Lesson From Lego

Lego has successfully tapped into the creativity and passion of its fans to bring innovative new products to market. Here’s how associations can follow their lead by leaning into their member community.

BY Juliano Lissoni September 22, 2023

Where’s the Meeting Planner?

A recent ranking of the 30 top U.S. convention centers in The Wall Street Journal is missing input from an important perspective: event organizers.

BY Michelle Russell September 19, 2023

Do You Need a KPI Event Playbook?

A session at CEMA Summit 2023 spelled out the alphabet soup for event success — KPIs, OKRs, and all the Rs.

BY Michelle Russell September 18, 2023

Can We Become Limitless at Work?

Workers are dissatisfied, but they can’t quite put their fingers on why. Laura Gassner Otting shares how leaders can more deeply engage their employees to not only make them limitless but make their companies and their profits limitless too.

BY Magdalina Atanassova September 18, 2023

Convene’s Annual Salary Survey: How Well Are You Being Compensated?

In 2022, the results of Convene’s Annual Salary Survey indicated that while planners were commanding higher salaries on average than before COVID, they felt a greater sense of unrest. Help us understand how event organizers are being compensated — and therefore valued.

BY Convene Editors September 15, 2023

3 Leadership Lessons From Babbel’s Co-Founder

Thomas Holl, managing director of the Babbel language learning company, offered insights at IFA Berlin that translate beyond the world of startups.

BY Curt Wagner September 15, 2023

When Freddy Krueger Met Snow White — Online

Association listens to its members — academics and students — and launches its first virtual-only conference that brings the worlds of academia and pop culture together.

BY Casey Gale September 11, 2023

Media Mixer + Makers

The PRSA Travel & Tourism 2023 Section Conference’s closing event venue gave participants a sense of the host destination’s past, while a pop-up makers market showcased its present diversity.

BY Michelle Russell September 7, 2023

Tactics to Help Resolve Competing Priorities in Planning Your Event

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the business-to-business exhibition industry is still in recovery mode, which has been challenging on many fronts for event organizers.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP September 7, 2023

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