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Meeting Planners Quickly Switch to Digital Conference

The coronavirus outbreak caused the Ohio Safety Congress to cancel its annual event in March at the “last minute,” but the group rallied, delivering its first-ever online conference on schedule. 

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How Are Destinations Dealing With Coronavirus?

As airlines cut capacity and hoteliers wrestle with the uncertainty of the coronavirus, destination marketing organizations and convention centers are working to navigate unprecedented terrain.

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CEO Carina Bauer on the Difficult Decision to Cancel IMEX

On March 11, Ray Bloom, chairman, and Carina Bauer, CEO, of IMEX Group, “with deep sadness and heavy hearts” announced that IMEX in Frankfurt, due to take place May 12–14, has been canceled. Convene spoke to Bauer to learn more.

Sustainable Development Goals

A To-Do List for Planet Earth’s Planners

Why event organizers are embracing the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals — and how meetings are a prime medium to accelerate their success.

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Pope Francis Meets With Exhibitions Industry Leaders

Participants in UFI’s Global CEO Summit had a rare audience with the Pope, who acknowledged the important work of the events industry in creating a more “just and humane global economy.”

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Coronavirus’ Impact on Events

The Singapore Airshow will take place as planned this month, but other events in Asia are being rescheduled or canceled.