Taste & Travel

All You Can’t Eat

How to eliminate the ‘big eight’ food allergens from your event menus.

BY Christopher Durso February 1, 2017

Small Cities With Great Taste

Food halls. Distillery trails. Michelin-starred chefs. The story of how smaller cities are using great food and drink to attract business events.

BY Corin Hirsch February 1, 2017

Austin Hotel Offers Pick-Your-Own Amenity at ‘Swag Shop’

An Austin hotel offers meeting attendees a fun alternative with a whimsical popup “swag shack.”

BY Barbara Palmer January 9, 2017

Exploring Providence, Rhode Island

Elegant Providence, once fallen on hard times, has been reborn.

BY Corin Hirsch January 3, 2017

Little Rock, Big Ambition

Meet in beautifully preserved — and updated — historic structures in this gracious city, where hospitality and good eating are a way of life.

BY Christopher Durso January 3, 2017

Breakout Room of One’s Own

Medical and scientific organizations are creating their own purpose-built conference facilities — both to host their own programs and generate revenue from other groups.

January 3, 2017

Ballroom in Costa Rica Moonlights as Rainforest

Even the items on the buffet take their cue from a local tropical rainforest.

BY Convene Editors January 3, 2017

How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

For coal miners, it was a canary that warned of trouble. For the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), it was the Twinkie. When Hostess, the venerable snack food’s parent company, declared bankruptcy five years ago, it was an indicator of larger forces at work, nibbling away at the triennial wholesale-baking show’s attendee and exhibitor bases. In

BY Christopher Durso January 3, 2017

A Breakout Room of One’s Own

Medical and scientific organizations are creating their own purpose-built conference facilities — both to host their own programs and generate revenue from other groups.

January 3, 2017

CMP Series: How Do You Handle Special-Meal Requests?

With a growing number of special-meal requests, meeting planners are getting creative to accommodate the needs and preferences of attendees with food allergies or lifestyle and religious dietary restrictions.

BY Corin Hirsch August 31, 2016