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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.

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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. 

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.

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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.

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Making CSR Part of the Event’s Fabric

The American Quilter’s Society’s QuiltWeek events make it possible for participants to give back to the local community in the best way they can.

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Force Majeure: Negotiating a Common Clause in Uncommon Times

Surges in COVID-19 cases caused by variants and the difficulties of predicting in-person attendance continue to make it challenging for organizers to know if or when to postpone, cancel, or try to renegotiate the terms of an in-person event. Here’s a legal perspective.

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Gender Equity: More Than Good Intentions

The percentage of women speakers at scientific conferences hosted by the journal Nature soared when the publishing and research company’s event organizers codified their efforts — and held themselves accountable.

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Event Professionals Press Forward

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.