July 2017

Cover illustration by Aleksandar Savic

digital edition

How Will New Travel Policies Affect International Meetings and Events?

A new forecast paints a troubling picture for the immediate future of leisure and business travel, and the long-term outlook for conferences and events also looks worrisome.

BY David McMillin July 3, 2017

Exploring the New Convention District in the Heart of Houston

Find out why people refer to Houston as the “culinary and cultural capital of the South.”

July 3, 2017

Roberta Kravitz: Award-Winning Executive Director of ISMRM

“Stay humble, be honest, and recognize that we can all support each other’s efforts and do a great deal of business.”

BY Christopher Durso July 3, 2017

The Revolution Will Be Texted

During an American Farm Bureau Federation conference, farmers and ranchers used their cellphones to tell Congress what they thought about a pending bill critical to their future.

BY Casey Gale July 3, 2017

How a Resort in New Mexico Gives Abandoned Horses a Second Chance

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya in New Mexico is saving wild and abandoned horses — and relying on the help of meeting attendees to do it.

July 3, 2017

Does Your Event Have a Data and Digital Strategy?

A new conference for the exhibitions industry debuting this month came from the realization that few organizations have a coherent data and digital strategy for their events.

July 3, 2017

Five Trade Shows and How They Grew

Five trade shows in varied fields — healthcare, hotel design, marijuana cultivation, woodworking, and baseball coaching — share the secrets of their success.

July 3, 2017

Minions, Meetings, and More at Universal Orlando

Two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure) + a brand-new water park (Volcano Bay) + a dining and entertainment complex (Universal CityWalk Orlando) + five hotels = magic.

BY Christopher Durso July 3, 2017

Greenbuild Goes Global

With the demand for ecofriendly construction expected to double every three years, the world’s largest show dedicated to green buildings is about to get even bigger.

July 3, 2017

Salesforce: The Force of Face-to-Face

Salesforce comes down from the cloud to host a series of live events — including World Tour London 2017.

BY David McMillin July 3, 2017

The Cost of Conscience

When Tennessee passed a law that violates the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics, it forced a tough — and potentially expensive — call.

BY Christopher Durso July 3, 2017

To Succeed in Asia-Pacific, You Have to Do This

Adapting to local business practices and culture is a must, says business-strategy expert Bhavya Sehgal.

BY Barbara Palmer July 3, 2017

Coworking at The Venetian in Las Vegas

Because isn’t sharing ideas what meeting space is all about?

BY Convene Editors July 3, 2017

The Best App to Use to Track Food and Exercise

Business travel doesn’t have to sideline your wellness goals.

BY Convene Editors July 3, 2017

Once Upon a Time in Monterey

Everything in Monterey, California, looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale.

July 3, 2017

Why Being Overconfident Can Hurt You Professionally

There is a lot to be gained by keeping an open mind and seeking out new ideas.

BY Deborah Sexton July 3, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Seeing Shows That Compete for Your Audience As Rivals Is an Outdated Approach

Concentrating on outsmarting your competition isn’t the most sound business strategy.

BY Michelle Russell July 3, 2017

How to Avoid Pay-to-Play Pitfalls

Attendees can smell a sales pitch a mile away. Here are four ways to keep both your sponsors and attendees happy.

July 3, 2017

How the Founders of The Outpost Took Their Ideas to the Great Outdoors

Companies need to showcase, not just their products, but their cultures.

BY Casey Gale July 3, 2017