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First-Time Conference Could Represent the Future of Energy
he inaugural edition of Energy Disruptors Unite in Calgary joined together leaders in oil and gas with the brightest minds in the renewable-energy industry. The initial success indicates that this event could be a driving force in solving the world’s biggest energy issues.

First-Time Conference Could Represent the Future of Energy

Don’t Laugh: A Hobby Could Spur Career Success
How dabbling in calligraphy, gardening, and even improv can boost work performance.

Don’t Laugh: A Hobby Could Spur Career Success

This Trade Show Took a Cue from a Kid’s Birthday Party, and It Was Awesome
Want to attract more traffic to an exhibit hall? Get some puppies. Seriously.

This Trade Show Took a Cue from a Kid’s Birthday Party, and It Was Awesome

DEI Spotlight: Asking Alexa Thousands of Questions
After earning her DES, Janet Biddle used her digital expertise to bring the voice of Amazon’s Alexa to the on-site environment. Learn why Biddle is excited about the future of digital engagement.

DEI Spotlight: Asking Alexa Thousands of Questions

People on the Move
Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. PCMA People on the Move - July 10 2018

People on the Move

Amazon Is Using Massive Boxes to Host Live Events
The e-commerce giant is stepping out from behind the screen with a series of pop-up events to promote its annual Prime Day.

Amazon Is Using Massive Boxes to Host Live Events

4 Really, Truly, Poorly Planned Events
These disasters are a reminder that designing meetings and conferences isn’t for the inexperienced.

4 Really, Truly, Poorly Planned Events

Fueling the Foundation: An Immersive Experience
Looking for an opportunity to get a tan, enjoy a margarita, and make a difference? Head over to the Capital Chapter’s Pool Party this Sunday.

Fueling the Foundation: An Immersive Experience

People on the Move
Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. PCMA People on the Move - July 3 2018

People on the Move

Cities and States Add New Regulations, Complicating Medical Events
As cities and states continue to police the relationships between physicians and pharmaceutical companies, new laws are making things even more complicated for medical meeting organizers.

Cities and States Add New Regulations, Complicating Medical Events

DEI Spotlight: Leveraging Tech to Transform Storytelling
After earning her DES certification, Hope Mikal has put her new knowledge to work in a range of places: in her role at Joy Factory Films, as a contract assistant during TED Talks programming, and as a volunteer an entrepreneurial event that will tug on anyone’s heartstrings.

DEI Spotlight: Leveraging Tech to Transform Storytelling

Fueled by the Foundation: Taking Risks to Redefine the Comfort Zone
Get to know Travis Russell, a rising star in the meetings industry who uses change and challenge as his daily motivation.

Fueled by the Foundation: Taking Risks to Redefine the Comfort Zone

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Music City Center Buys Land for Possible Expansion

Music City Center Buys Land for Possible Expansion

The Tennessean

Nashville's Music City Center has purchased another parcel of land — its second in the past year — as it looks to acquire an entire city block for additional parking and other needs of the convention center.

etouches Rebrands as Aventri

etouches Rebrands as Aventri

CTPost

etouches is now known as Aventri, a new name that stems from three ideas: avenue, events, and entry.

Check-In With a Smile: Marriott Trials Facial Recognition

Check-In With a Smile: Marriott Trials Facial Recognition

reuters.com

Guests at Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, may soon be able to check in with a quick scan of their facial features.

Could NKY Convention Center Expand?

Could NKY Convention Center Expand?

wvxu.org

The Northern Kentucky Convention Center turns 20 this year and a study will look at whether it needs to be bigger to keep up with its competition in the region.

'Transformative Travel' Is Making Travel More Meaningful

‘Transformative Travel’ Is Making Travel More Meaningful

washingtonpost.com

The Global Wellness Summit's 2018 trend report labeled "transformative wellness travel" a top trend, calling it a step beyond "authentic" or "experiential" travel — one that reaches "a deeper emotional level."

5 Ways to Make Tough Decisions Faster (and Not Regret Them Later)

5 Ways to Make Tough Decisions Faster (and Not Regret Them Later)

Fast Company

Spending too much time agonizing over choices that later prove ill-advised? This strategy can help.

Destinations International Announces Partnership With International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

Destinations International Announces Partnership With International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

Destinations International

The new partnership will enable destination organizations and convention centers to share economic data for meetings and events that take place in cities around the world.

Could China Trade Dispute Hit U.S. Events?

Could China Trade Dispute Hit U.S. Events?

International Meetings Review

In a move that could impact the meetings and events industry in the U.S., a state-run media outlet in China is calling for the travel and tourism sector to be the "main battlefield" in the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries.

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