News & Trends

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

Illustrations Help Speakers at Business Events Land a Visual Punch

Business guru Kjell Nordstrom carries a bold, paradigm-shifting message to audiences — and slides created by artist Patrik Instedt illustrate his points perfectly.

BY Barbara Palmer November 25, 2018

Learning at the Forefront

How EANS2018 put ideas, like ‘science slams,’ and easy-to-navigate event space into action to ensure knowledge was top priority.

November 20, 2018

How to Help Those Affected by California Wildfires

PCMA Education Foundation collecting donations to assist members of business events industry community.

BY Curt Wagner November 19, 2018

How to Woo and Retain Sponsors

Experts say it’s important to remember that the outcomes that make an event successful to an organiser won’t necessarily be the same for a sponsor.

November 19, 2018

What Amazon’s HQ2 Search Means for Business Events Industry

After a hotly contested, year-long search for a second base, the e-commerce giant announced two new homes. What can event organizers take away from Amazon’s RFP process?

BY David McMillin November 19, 2018

How China’s New Bridge Will Boost Business Events

The world’s longest sea-crossing bridge is drawing global attention to Hong Kong.

November 19, 2018

Alibaba Is Disrupting the Hotel Industry

The next game changer for your room block isn’t Airbnb. It’s one of the most dominant forces in e-commerce.

BY David McMillin November 19, 2018

Business Travel Takes A Physical and Mental Toll

But there are ways to fix that.

BY Michelle Russell November 18, 2018

Copenhagen Puts Focus on Sustainability

Wonderful Copenhagen’s focus on the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Goals is attracting like-minded events.

November 18, 2018

Kati Quigley on Bold, Unbiased Leadership

Senior director of marketing at Microsoft and former chair of PCMA’s Board of Directors shares her perspectives on reducing stress, trusting her team, and learning to be a better leader.

BY David McMillin November 16, 2018

Study: Corporate Incentive Travel a Boon for Business Events in APAC

Sixty percent of planners surveyed said CIT is replacing financial incentives and bonuses as a way to motivate staff.

BY Cristi Kempf November 12, 2018

Business Events Industry’s Global GDP Impact: $1.5 Trillion

EIC study also finds that events keep the economy humming with 26 million jobs.

BY Cristi Kempf November 12, 2018