News & Trends

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

Working Remotely? Try ‘Bursty’ Communication.

As companies wrestle with how to keep remote workers engaged, two business school faculty members say they have one solution: ‘bursty’ communication.

BY Casey Gale August 27, 2019

Countdown to Convening Leaders 2020

We’ll continue to push boundaries — and extend our reach — in San Francisco. I invite you to join us on our journey.

BY Sherrif Karamat August 26, 2019

How the World’s Best Restaurant Completed its Renovation

As an episode in the “7 Days Out” Netflix documentary series showed, sometimes the most complicated projects rely on a simple tool for success.

BY Michelle Russell August 24, 2019

Dealing with Weaponization of Travel Concerns

Issues on planners’ minds are sparking discussion on the PCMA Catalyst forum. Here’s some recent advice on what to do when legislation in a destination makes headlines and causes a backlash.

BY Convene Editors August 14, 2019

Walk Score Tracks Top 10 Most Walkable U.S. Cities

Getting out and exploring event destinations on foot not only appeals to attendees, it cuts down on shuttle costs for event planners. Walk Score tracks the top 10 most walkable U.S. cities — and some may take you by surprise.

BY Cristi Kempf August 13, 2019

Not Your Average Survey: The UN Wants to Hear from Meetings Industry

Meeting professionals are invited to help the United Nations understand how to better include the industry in achieving its global sustainability goals.

BY Barbara Palmer August 9, 2019

How the World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf Fosters Inclusivity for Its Attendees

The WFD Congress is organized by one of the oldest international organizations for people with disabilities, so making it inclusive and accessible to all attendees is a priority. At this year’s event, organizers ensured that the venue was physically accessible, and gave significant considerations to language access.

BY Casey Gale August 1, 2019

Roy Evans, a True Leader, Visionary in the Events Industry

The business events industry lost a giant with the passing in July of former PCMA President and CEO Roy B. Evans, Jr., CAE, who built PCMA into the global leader in the business events industry it is today.

BY Sherrif Karamat July 31, 2019

Discover Puerto Rico Doubles Down on Positive Messages

Discover Puerto Rico reinforces that it remains open for business after governor’s resignation, and underscores the importance of tourism and business travel to its economic recovery following Hurricane Maria.

BY Convene Editors July 25, 2019

2 Remedies for Flight Connection Anxiety

Travelers might have an easier time making flight connections — or being compensated when they don’t — thanks to United Airlines’ expanded ConnectionSaver tool and, separately, a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

BY Curt Wagner July 24, 2019

PCMA, Events Industry Mourn Passing of Terence Donnelly

The Experient VP volunteered much of his time to industry associations and initiatives, and was loved and respected by his colleagues.

BY Convene Editors July 21, 2019

Kirsten Olean Named Director of Meetings for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The secretary-treasurer on the PCMA Board of Directors will assume her new role in mid-August after five years at the American Society for Microbiology.

BY Convene Editors July 16, 2019