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meetings, incentives
San Diego, Nashville, and Singapore are trending for 2020 in Global DMC Partners' annual Global Destination Index, which presents the most popular meeting and incentive destinations for and identifies up-and-coming markets.

Paris, Costa Rica Are Top Destinations for Meetings, Incentives

Milano Convention Centre
Aside from its physical attributes, how can a convention center promote healthy behavior among everyone who inhabits it — from event attendees to its staff? Convene traveled to Milan, via Las Vegas, to find out.

Nudging Healthy Behavior on Site

Spurgeon Richardson
“We are going to miss his wit and wisdom,” said Atlanta CVB President William Pate on the recent passing of the industry leader and longtime head of the Atlanta CVB.

Events Industry Remembers ‘Visionary Leader’ Spurgeon Richardson

creative thinking
A book may offer helpful information and legitimately be tied to your event content. But how you do ensure attendees don’t see it as a hard sell?

Avoiding Sales Pitches for Books at Your Conference

Meetings Market Survey
Respondents who complete the questionnaire for Convene's Meetings Market Survey and you will be entered into a random drawing for a complimentary registration to 2020 Convening Leaders in San Francisco, Jan. 5-8, worth up to $2,080.

Meetings Market Survey: Help Us Tell Our Industry’s Story

David Meade
International business expert David Meade offers insights to help you get your team members, your leaders, and your customers to say ‘yes’ faster.

Getting Someone to Make the Decision You Want — in Less Time

European Capital of Smart Tourism
As overtourism becomes more of an issue for cities around the world, here are two recognized by the European Commission for their innovative and inclusive approaches to tourism development. Learn what else made these cities in Sweden and Spain stand out.

Gothenburg, Málaga Named European Capitals of Smart Tourism for 2020

DEI: Tips to Increase Participation in Post-Event Surveys
Post-event data not only helps us to improve our events each year, but also provides us with insight into our customers' wants and needs. Download this content resource for tips on setting survey objectives, contructing questions and the ever-tricky incentive decision.

DEI: Tips to Increase Participation in Post-Event Surveys

No one is renting out their home — the company is inviting volunteers to spend some time at the South Pole, as part of its Sabbatical program, aimed at travel to ‘do good.’ The initiative, however, has raised a few eyebrows.

Airbnb Is Heading to Antarctica with Sabbatical Program