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How Meeting Professionals Can Help End Human Trafficking

ECPAT-USA has been scaling up efforts to include the events industry as a partner in combatting human trafficking. We talk to the organization’s director of private sector engagement to see how that is taking shape.

food waste

Figuring Out Food Waste at Events

Sustainable Gastronomy Day served to remind us of wasted food’s economic and environmental toll — and reinforced how the events industry has a role to play in solving the problem, one meal function at a time.

Future of Room Blocks

Is Attribute-Based Booking the Future of Room Blocks?

A new report from Amadeus and InterContinental Hotels Group suggests that traditional and generic definitions of room types are on their way out. How should event organizers adjust to meet tomorrow’s expectations about accommodations?

alcohol free

Trend That Might Define Drinking at Your Next Event

A growing number of consumers want to fill their glasses with something other than alcohol. That category is attracting enough attention that it’s earned its own name: sober curious. Are you making sure that you can slake their thirst at your own events?

cocktail tips

How to Create Instagrammable Cocktails for Your Event

From drinks in a bag to carrot cocktail stirs, “everybody is looking for that wow factor, for that Instagrammable cocktail,” chef and mixologist Kathy Casey tells Convene. And that includes your attendees. Here’s how to create magic in a glass.

International Bar Association

Inside IBA’s Award-Winning Gala

Thanks to acrobats, a Renaissance play, thousands of flowers, and a view of Rome, the International Bar Association’s dinner gets Eventex first prize honors.