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Conference Metrics That Matter

“What gets measured, gets managed,” is a phrase coined by management guru Peter Drucker. For annual conferences, this is best accomplished by identifying and adopting a combination of leading and lagging performance measures.

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EMEA Region Survey Concludes: Time to Collaborate

Business events industry respondents to the latest PCMA EMEA Engagement Survey said that the No. 1 priority for their employers is collaboration and strategic partnerships. Meanwhile, opportunities to collaborate with their peers was often cited by event organizers as the one thing they would like to see at an industry event. This emphasis on working together suggests how the industry is charting a path forward.

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Designing Events for Synthesis

Your packed education program will leave participants feeling overwhelmed unless you provide opportunities for them to synthesize their experience. Here’s how.

Learning to Listen

Listening is a skill essential to the knowledge exchange that takes place at business events, but how can organizers cultivate better listening behavior among our audiences? Convene reached out to four listening experts and one of the world’s top experts on coaching for their advice.

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Why Curiosity and Attention Are the Secrets to Coaching

Author, coaching expert, leading management thinker — and Convening EMEA 2024 keynote speaker — Michael Bungay Stanier reveals the transformative power of asking the right questions. And then, really listening to the answers.

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Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Gets Modern Makeover

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur’s torch concept for the Olympic and Paralympic Games blends themes of equality, water, peacefulness, and environmental consciousness.

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