Places & Spaces

Nothing can color a meeting more than your choice of destination and venue. A global look at destinations, venues, and their relationships with meetings and events.

Asia Dominates List of Top Event Destinations

Continued proof of an APAC boom — the region holds seven of the top 10 spots in Pacific World’s Most In-Demand Event Destinations 2019.

April 15, 2019

France’s Tech Frenzy Attracting Broad Range of Events

Thanks to government initiatives and support from the president, the nation is making a push on the startup and AI fronts. That spirit is reflected in the events it attracts.

BY Rémi Dévé April 12, 2019

Sustainability on Menu at European Food Summit

Annual event draws top chefs to Ljubljana, Slovenia to dine and discuss industry issues.

BY Lane Nieset April 9, 2019

Leuven, Belgium: A Lesson in Collaboration

The Belgian university town aims to use its knowledge base, and cooperative efforts with industry and government, as a lure for association events.

April 9, 2019

Bringing a ‘Sense of Place’ to Meeting Design

A recent PCMA Foundation/Marriott study finds that most travelers want to explore a destination like the locals do. “Convene” looks at how that desire for an authentic experience should shape meeting design.

BY Barbara Palmer April 4, 2019

Nantes, France, Offers ‘Fresh Approach’ for Meetings

A lesser-known event destination, the French city turned out to be a ‘more interesting’ choice for the European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy.

BY Rémi Dévé April 2, 2019

San Francisco’s Moscone Center: ‘State-of-the-Art Everything’

San Francisco constantly reinvents itself while holding on to its history, a fact made obvious during a recent tour of the expanded Moscone Center and other spaces the city has to offer.

BY Barbara Palmer March 29, 2019

Breaking Attendance Records in Prague

The city’s medical reputation was a draw as the European Association of Haemophilia and Allied Disorders drew its biggest congress crowd yet.

BY Lane Nieset March 19, 2019

A New Chapter for Jerusalem

The Holy City is aiming to woo more conference attendees.

BY Lane Nieset March 19, 2019

This Hotel Wants to Reward Past Guests for Returning Surprising Items

Thievery isn’t typically something that businesses honor. However, an iconic hotel in New Orleans is using poor past behavior to power a big celebration.

BY David McMillin March 18, 2019