News & Trends

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

Events Industry Remembers Roy B. Evans, Jr.

The events industry is mourning the loss of former PCMA President and CEO Roy Evans — ‘a beloved pioneer and a visionary.’

BY Convene Editors July 9, 2019

Why the North American International Auto Show is Getting a Tuneup

After 31 years, the Detroit Auto Show is moving from January to June and going from 14 days to 12. Will those efforts to ‘evolve and change’ rev up the event?

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 27, 2019

What’s the Word at EduCon? Day 1

PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 ended on a rousing note Wednesday. Here are some of the quotes that Convene editors heard that resonated with them during the final day of Disrupt + Deliver sessions in Pittsburgh.

BY Convene Editors June 26, 2019

Sweatworking: The Best Kind of Networking

The first morning of PCMA’s Education Conference proved that networking does not have to be about connecting with like-minded peers.

BY David McMillin June 26, 2019

Sixth WorldPride Officially Launches June 26 in NYC

New York City rolls out the rainbow carpet for the sixth WorldPride, an international celebration of LGBTQ+ equality hosted, for the first time ever, in the United States.

BY Curt Wagner June 21, 2019

Study Finds Business Travel Boosts Your Creative Brainpower

The results of a new survey reveal that traveling for work paves the way to more than a new destination — it can lead to enhanced creativity and productivity.

BY David McMillin June 18, 2019

Winsight Promotes Mary Pat Heftman

National Restaurant Assocation show producer Winsight LLC announces promotions.

BY Curt Wagner June 16, 2019

Which City is ‘Best’ in U.S.?

New York hangs on to the top spot on the latest report from Resonance. Here’s why — and what the report can tell us about the best cities for meetings and events.

BY Cristi Kempf Curt Wagner June 12, 2019

214 Event Professionals Join CMP Ranks

Some 214 people passed the latest Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination, the Events Industry Council says.

BY Convene Editors June 11, 2019

Another Record Crowd Celebrates Global Exhibitions Day

As many as 90 countries and regions — the most ever — are expected to mark date that celebrates the exhibitions industry’s worldwide impact.

BY Curt Wagner June 5, 2019

How the Abilities Expo Breaks Barriers for Attendees With Disabilities

The Abilities Expo, founded 40 years ago by late disability activist and post-polio survivor Richard Wooten, attracts hundreds of people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, health-care professionals, and special needs professionals.

BY Casey Gale June 1, 2019

Hey Alexa, Who Won the UFI Digital Innovation Award?

Here’s a behind-the scenes look at how Freeman developed its award-winning AI-powered event chatbot service with smart tools including — of course — Alexa. (pcma)

May 30, 2019