News & Trends

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

Convening Leaders to Employ Virtual Reality Empathy Machines

Virtual reality is transforming media, entertainment, and a range of other industries — including events. Can it also change perspectives?

BY David McMillin November 28, 2018

Switzerland Pioneers Cleantech

What does that mean for events taking place in the eco-friendly nation?

November 28, 2018

Planning Plastic-Free Events

How a Scotland venue and an England triathlon are leading the way.

November 27, 2018

How to Ensure Accessibility When Choosing Destinations, Venues

New research offers planners ideas to consider when choosing destinations and venues. 

November 27, 2018

What is ‘Sonder’ and Why Should You Care?

Seth Godin says designing your business event the way you’d like to experience it yourself is a flawed approach.

BY Michelle Russell November 25, 2018

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 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

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

PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2019 Ready for Future

Members of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties class of 2019 see a bright future for the business events industry, a future to which they plan to contribute. They come from all over the world and from various sectors. But what they all have in common is a belief that technology will change the industry in the coming years.

BY Convene Editors November 16, 2018