News & Trends

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

3 Takeaways From Freeman’s Global Brand Experience Study

Nearly 1,000 global marketers shared how live events fit in their overall strategy, shedding light on opportunities for growth and development in the industry.

BY Michelle Russell June 6, 2017

Is Your Job Killing You?

Are meeting professionals overworked? Overstressed? Overloaded? Overwhelmed? If you’re like the rest of the workforce across the U.S. and around the world — yes, a lot of you probably are.

BY Christopher Durso June 1, 2017

How Businesses Come Back in the Face of Great Disruption

According to one expert, it starts with the organization’s culture.

BY Barbara Palmer June 1, 2017

Convene Salary Survey 2017

Most people who responded to our salary survey are happy to be in the meetings profession — but nearly 40 percent say they are dissatisfied with their salaries.

BY Michelle Russell May 31, 2017

‘Fed Up’

Most women who responded to an international survey think that there are gender inequities in salaries and opportunities in the meetings and events industry.

BY Barbara Palmer May 24, 2017

5 Destinations Using Virtual Reality to Put You in Their Place

Virtual reality has finally arrived. And destinations and venues are getting increasingly creative about using it for 360-degree tours, high-flying site visits, and more. Grab your headset and take a look.

BY Ken Budd May 1, 2017

Clean-Sport Movement: Inside World Anti-Doping Agency’s Annual Symposium

WADA monitors illegal performance-enhancing drugs in athletics more than just every four years when the Summer Olympics come around.

BY Christopher Durso May 1, 2017

This Is What Medical Meetings Will Look Like in the Future

Is the education model being created at the University of Texas at Austin’s brand-new Dell Medical School a blueprint for your meeting’s future?

BY Christopher Durso April 3, 2017

Showing True Colors at Color Conference

How the Color Conference keeps their meeting for color-management professionals vibrant.

BY Michelle Russell April 3, 2017

What’s On Your Wish List For 2017?

Here’s what respondents to the 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey told us was on their own personal wish lists.

BY Michelle Russell March 20, 2017

How Meeting Planners Book, Plan, and Execute Their Events

What Meetings Market Survey respondents told us about the tools and technology they rely on.

BY Michelle Russell March 13, 2017

Unpacking the 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey

Convene TV host Carrie Ferenac and Cara Moore uncover some surprises in the data.

BY Convene Editors March 13, 2017