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PCMA Jordan Convention Bureau
The new partnership has resulted in an education workshop for industry professionals in Amman, designed to explore strategies to bring more business events to Jordan.

PCMA Teams up With Jordan Convention Bureau for Education Initiative

medical meetings
How five medical event organizers are infusing wellness initiatives — from meditation rooms to healthy food options to doggy visits — into the on-site program for attendees who work in especially stressful environments.

Medical Meetings Embrace Wellness

One Convening Leaders 2020 session presenter conducted a little experiment among his audience to find how risk averse event organizers are. The results speak volumes about getting buy-in for your bold ideas.

How Risk Averse Are Event Organizers?

exhibit booths
Following years of declining satisfaction with its exhibition hall, the Warehousing Education and Research Council has eliminated old-school booths. Here’s a detailed look at the learning environment WERC is launching at its conference in May instead.

Breaking up With Exhibit Booths

With a major new expansion underway, the Colorado Springs resort will be able to continue to accommodate the growing annual Space Symposium — and attract larger groups to the property year-round.

The Broadmoor Resort: Runway to the Stars

Best Cities
This year, a U.S. city came in second in Resonance Consultancy’s annual list of the World’s 100 Best Cities, based on a wide variety of factors — a number of which overlap with event site selection.

London Tops World’s Best Cities List for 3rd Year in a Row

branding logo
Truly authentic and successful destination branding is embraced by local residents and in turn by visitors, including event attendees. San Jose offers an interesting case in point.

San Jose’s Tattoo-Worthy Destination Branding

Blockchain Futurist Conference
With scannable food, helicopter-ride fares paid with cryptocurrency, and an on-site Bitcoin ATM, the 2019 Blockchain Futurist Conference walked and talked the block(chain).

Conference Brings Blockchain’s Possibilities to Life

John Graham
John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, ASAE’s longtime president and CEO, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Susan Robertson, CAE, will continue to serve as interim president and CEO of ASAE.

Industry Mourns Passing of ASAE CEO John Graham