Katharina Path, marketing manager for conventions at the Frankfurt Convention Bureau in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, shares what advice she gleaned about the events industry from Grand Master Yoda of “Star Wars” fame.
Christina Strohschneider, sales manager for associations at Austria Center Vienna, talks about the initiatives she has seen spring up during the pandemic that she hopes will stay with the business events industry.
The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey results reveal that planners and suppliers feel more hopeful as they face COVID’s latest variant — and that planners are less inclined to cancel their upcoming in-person events than they were when in the throes of the Delta variant.
PCMA and the AC Forum embarked on a research project to determine what the Business Events industry could learn from organizations and businesses that had to quickly pivot face-to-face events and gatherings, and what impact and/or how that can guide the industry’s approach to digital events in 2021 and beyond.
Convening EMEA reunited global Business Events professionals from 29 different countries in Lausanne, Switzerland. Some attended online after the organising team made the forward-thinking decision to embrace the hybrid model and make their content accessible to those unable to travel.
COP26 hasn’t been the only conference to address the climate crisis. A number of other significant events have recently taken place with the environment, sustainability and climate change at the center of their missions.
Two international events — one held last week and another scheduled for Dec. 3-6 — continue in person at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, despite a recent COVID partial lockdown introduced in the Netherlands.