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.

Getting Cozy at the Millstone Hare in Southam, England

Just outside the town of Southam, Warwickshire, England, sits the 600-acre Dallas Burston Polo Club that offers four unique event spaces for gatherings of various sizes. The newest of these is the Millstone Hare Bar & Lounge.

BY Casey Gale February 19, 2019

Redefining Paris’ ‘Underground’ Scene

A venue consortium’s proposal for subterranean solutions to ease traffic, promote public transit, and even sell fruit wins city competition.

BY Lane Nieset February 19, 2019

How VisitOSLO Redirected Frustrated Travelers Toward Its Uncrowded Charms

VisitOSLO came up with a fun way to demonstrate the unique appeal of the Norwegian capital to travelers tired of battling crowds.

BY Casey Gale February 10, 2019

5 Toronto Food Experiences

Just in time for ASAE 2017 on Aug. 12–15, here’s a culinary preview of host city Toronto — from dining in the dark to satisfying your sweet tooth.

BY Casey Gale February 9, 2019

Video: Hitting the Bourbon Trail in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville’s urban bourbon trail and culinary scene gives meeting attendees a taste of the city that is authentically local.

BY Convene Editors February 7, 2019

London Leads Europe’s Tech Scene 

The self-proclaimed ‘AI Growth Capital of Europe’ draws some of the globe’s key AI events.

February 1, 2019

How Venues Can Encourage Healthy Habits

Messe Wien is one of only four locations in Europe to earn a ‘Healthy Venue’ accreditation. What does that mean for the Vienna centre?

February 1, 2019

Antwerp — a Safe Port for Startups

The Flemish city is putting innovation first as it seeks to boost its international profile and woo events.

February 1, 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 January 25, 2019

Thrival Festival Integrates Pittsburgh Locale into Event

Innovation events organizer, Ascender, a hub for Pittsburgh’s startups and entrepreneurs, used Carnegie Museum of Art, Phipps Conservatory at the Botanical Gardens, and many more local spots to weave the city into the fabric of the festival.

BY Barbara Palmer January 25, 2019