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New Zealand
More business events are taking place in New Zealand, which ranks as the world’s 46th conference destination in ICCA’s latest rankings. And two new conference venues opening next year should further boost numbers.

New Zealand is ‘Punching Above its Weight’ as Conference Destination

green France
The nation has emerged as a world leader in promoting sustainable practices — and that includes events industry efforts.

France’s New Goals? Liberty, Equality, Fraternity — and Sustainability

State of the Cities
The National League of Cities just released its State of the Cities report at its conference last week. Here’s how the business events industry intersects with the top issues U.S. mayors are addressing.

State of the Cities report: What’s on America’s Mayors’ Minds

Hackathon participants at the PCMA Education Conference will take on the challenge with empathy and using innovative thinking.

PCMA EduCon 2019: Can the Meetings Industry Hack Homelessness?

All Tech is Human
David Ryan Polgar, who started the initiative to help create a more thoughtful future towards technology, talks about how to approach event tech from an ethical standpoint.

All Tech Is Human Founder Looking to Future

Phil Gerbyshak
We all have unique preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. Find out why one sales trainer and social-media expert thinks you should showcase what makes you, well, you, so that you stand out in the candidate pool.

How Being Weird Can Improve Your Job Prospects

Danielle Urbina
Danielle Urbina’s professional-development path caught the attention of the American Heart Association, which chose her to fill a newly created strategic event leadership position.

How to Get Invited to Take a Seat at the Table

child-care services
Accent on Children’s Arrangements has provided child-care services at meetings and events for 28 years. Diane Lyons, CMP and president of Accent-DMC Inc., offers these tips.

11 Tips for Adding Child-Care Services to Your Events

career news
Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

News for Professionals: Advice and Ideas from the World of Work