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.

Washington DC women's march 2017

Gathering for Women’s Rights

On International Women’s Day, we spotlight a handful of conferences and events that have helped move the needle on women’s rights.

Meryl Evans onstage at CL22

Learning Firsthand How to Make Events Accessible

Beki Winchel, PCMA’s learning content and research developer, shares what she learned from working with accessibility expert and deaf speaker Meryl Evans in the lead-up to and on site at Convening Leaders 2022.

CL22 registration desk

5 Consumer Trends Having an Impact on Business Events

A recent survey of 25,000 consumers in 22 countries by professional services company Accenture reveals that the pandemic has caused consumers to reevaluate how and what they buy. Here’s what that means for events.

Think Tank: 6 Trends Leading Transformation in Latin America

Leaders of the business events industry in Latin America framed the trends leading the transformation in the region during the first PCMA Think Tank, during their participation in Fiexpo (one of the most recognized business events fairs in the region).