Measuring what matters to the meetings industry, including our own meetings market, salary, and special-topic surveys. Plus ideas and innovations applied to the meetings industry, from authors and speakers working in a variety of fields.

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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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Survey Finds the Push for In-Person Events Brings Fresh Challenges

Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard responses indicate that planners are organizing more in-person-only and hybrid events in the coming months than in our previous survey, but they are finding it more difficult than ever to estimate attendance and to budget for them with escalating costs.

E-Book: 5 Greatest Myths About Virtual and Hybrid Events

Virtual and hybrid events have empowered millions of attendees to connect with event hosts, sponsors, and each other. This rapid adoption of technology has created new business models and opportunities for event professionals worldwide.

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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.

According to the latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey, 60 percent of planners intend to mandate vaccines at in-person events.

Planners Take a ‘Wait-and-See’ Approach to Omicron

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.

Digital Events Insights

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.

Putting Seven Change Actions Into Action in Long Beach

Putting Seven Change Actions Into Action in Long Beach

How does an event organizer even begin to think about planning for the future in the face of such complexity and uncertainty? No one can tell us what to think about the future, says innovation strategist Amy Blackman, CEO of Fruition & Co. But she says, “we can learn how to think about the future.”

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Survey Shows That Business Events Professionals Are Less Anxious

The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey results are a mixed bag — events industry professionals say they are feeling less anxiety, but more report feeling burned out. Nonetheless, they’re hanging in there and setting their sights on more in-person and hybrid events in the first half of 2022.

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Delta Variant Creates More Angst for Events Industry

More than 600 planners and suppliers who participated in PCMA Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey shared how the Delta variant has changed their perspective on the industry’s recovery and their plans for upcoming events.