News & Trends

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

The Internet Society Celebrates 25 Years With a Global Hybrid Event This Week

InterCommunity 2017 will bring people from around the world together in an event that combines online and face-to-face participants.

BY Jasmine Zhu September 1, 2017

Richard St-Pierre: The Only Relevant KPI Is Happiness

C2 Montreal International President Richard St-Pierre talks about what he means when he says he wants the business conference to touch attendees’ souls, failure, and how he builds teams that keep pushing the envelope.

BY Michelle Russell September 1, 2017

Large City, Small City, Best City

A new report ranks the best cities in the United States based on how ‘Mobile Millennials’ — Americans aged 20 to 36 who have traveled in the past year — rated them in six areas: place, product, programming, people, prosperity, and promotion.

BY Convene Editors September 1, 2017

How Your Bad Memory Can Be Good for You

A new report concludes that forgetting things may be your brain’s way of optimizing information.

BY Michelle Russell August 25, 2017

5 Ways You Block Collaboration

Are these barriers keeping you and your organization from creating its best ideas?

BY Barbara Palmer August 15, 2017

Nurturing Young Professionals at Events

How two major business events with cachet — TED and C2 Montréal — engage young professionals before, during, and after their on-site programs.

BY Michelle Russell August 4, 2017

How We’ll Meet

The German Convention Bureau’s Future Meeting Space is set to explore the human side of meetings.

BY Barbara Palmer July 31, 2017

Shopping on the Brain

The Shopper Brain Conference is here to solve the science behind shopping.

BY Casey Gale July 31, 2017

How Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation

Co-creating solutions has never been more important to both organizations and entire industries. And events can be a big part of that — provided they evolve from their top-down model.

BY Michelle Russell July 31, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Five of the Fastest-Growing Trade Shows

Convene TV hosts Carrie Ferenac and Kimberly Bottom unpack the secrets behind their success.

BY Convene Editors July 10, 2017

Five Trade Shows and How They Grew

Five trade shows in varied fields — healthcare, hotel design, marijuana cultivation, woodworking, and baseball coaching — share the secrets of their success.

July 3, 2017

Greenbuild Goes Global

With the demand for ecofriendly construction expected to double every three years, the world’s largest show dedicated to green buildings is about to get even bigger.

July 3, 2017

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