CL22 Fun Run

Mental Health and the Business Events Industry

In Convene's latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey, we asked planners and suppliers to share how two-plus years of working during the uncertainties of the pandemic has affected their wellbeing.

Prague Congress Centre

Conference Shares Prague Congress Centre With Ukraine Refugees

World Environmental Education Congress organizers had no time to plan a formal community service project for the Ukrainian refugees housed in the Prague Congress Centre during the time of their conference, but participants found ways to demonstrate their support. 

Destination Showcase booths

Survey Finds the Push for In-Person Events Brings Fresh Challenges

Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard responses indicate that planners are organizing more in-person-only and hybrid events in the coming months than in our previous survey, but they are finding it more difficult than ever to estimate attendance and to budget for them with escalating costs.

Julianne Jammers

Women Leading the Way at Convention Centers: Julianne Jammers

In this sixth installment of a continuing Convene series about female leadership at event facilities, we ask Julianne Jammers to share her perspective as the executive director of SwissTech Village, Hotel and Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Javits Center Pavilion

3 Trends and Events: Rewilding Spaces, Foraged Cocktails, and Metawork

Wunderman Thompson’s recent trend report, “The Future 100: 2022,” identifies 100 trends across industries. Three of those — rewilding spaces, foraged cocktails, and metawork — already are evident in the events landscape but could become even bigger influences in the future.

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Women Leading the Way at Convention Centers: T. Taubie Motlhabane at CTICC

While women outnumber male business event organizers, only a minority of women hold executive positions at the facilities that host their events. In this fifth installment of a continuing Convene series about female leadership at event facilities, we ask T. Taubie Motlhabane to share her perspective as the CEO of Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow at night

Women Leading the Way at Convention Centers: Kathleen Warden

While women outnumber male business event organizers, only a minority of women hold executive positions at the facilities that host their events. In this third installment of a continuing Convene series about female leadership at event facilities, we ask Kathleen Warden to share her perspective as the director of conference sales at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland.

PCMA EMEA Meet Up: April

Join us for the first EMEA Meet-Up of 2022. This virtual gathering is for the PCMA EMEA community to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day, share regional updates, including exclusive Convening EMEA announcements and of course an opportunity to make meaningful business connections.

Sophia Hyder Hock

New Chief Diversity Officer on ‘Complex’ Task Ahead

Just one day after she officially started as Destinations International’s inaugural chief diversity officer, Sophia Hyder Hock chatted with Convene. Here’s what she brings to the CVB industry and where she’ll be focusing on making an impact.

Ukraine refugees at Warsaw expo center

Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis: How the Events Industry is Helping

The number of events, travel, and hospitality industry groups that have condemned Russia's attacks on Ukraine continues to grow — while more event venues in Europe convert their facilities to house the millions of Ukrainians escaping the ravages of war.