News & Trends

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

What You Told Us About Your Biggest Challenge Surprised Us

When we asked about the meetings industry’s biggest challenge, we anticipated that rising costs would come up. But you also are worried about security, the global perception of the U.S., and increased competition.

BY Barbara Palmer March 14, 2018

What U.S. Millennial Travelers Really Want

Key takeaways from Resonance’s “2018 Future of U.S. Millennial Travel Report,” which included a few surprises about U.S. millennial lodging preferences.

BY Jasmine Zhu March 13, 2018

Prison System: A Meeting for Confined Spaces

The 2nd International Conference on Carceral Geography was attended by academics in all career stages and from across the globe.

BY Casey Gale March 1, 2018

Looking Ahead: Empowerment and Disruption

Our traditional ways of doing business are being disrupted. What are our opportunities as a result?

BY Sherrif Karamat March 1, 2018

Is Science Under Fire?

Amid stories of a drop in the participation of U.S. government–funded scientists at conferences and uncertainty over international travel to the U.S., three experts weigh in on the pressures on international scientific meetings.

BY Convene Editors March 1, 2018

Are You as Brave as Linda Nuss?

A New York City-based regional manager at the German Convention Bureau shares what research being conducted by the bureau revealed about her own meeting-attendee style, and how she used it to tweak her behavior. (You can take the survey, too.)

BY Barbara Palmer February 7, 2018

RIP Expo Revenue: 5 Realities of Today’s B2B Buyer

Five realities about the changing buying habits of B2B professionals, and how they impact expo revenue.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP February 1, 2018

Creating Compelling Digital Experiences

The art and science of combining digital and face-to-face experiences in your meetings strategy.

BY Convene Editors February 1, 2018

Looking Ahead: An Aspirational Vision

Now more than ever, business events drive global economic growth and social transformation.

BY Sherrif Karamat February 1, 2018

A Meeting of Miniature Soldiers

A visit to one of three annual Historical Miniature Gaming Society events dedicated to the art of historical miniature gaming.

BY Casey Gale February 1, 2018

Can Social VR Transform Events?

Putting on a headset can be antisocial — unless it connects an attendee with millions of other users.

BY Barbara Palmer January 30, 2018

Designing Digital Events That Work

Jennifer Kingen Kush, DES, executive director of the Digital Experience Institite talks about the current best practices for digital meetings — and their very bright future.

BY Christopher Durso January 26, 2018