Two striking examples of how to pull off immersive events: Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked, and from a venue standpoint, the ways the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center delivers on the experiential trends identified in the PCMA Foundation/Marriott future of events study.
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On Site in Orlando: Familiar Venues, New Adventures
Roughly 7.5 million business event attendees flocked to Orlando in 2018, proving the destination has a lot to offer groups.
5 Trends That Will Define Events for Years to Come
By paying close attention to the relationship between creativity, collaboration, and community, the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has evolved to embody five trends that will define events for years to come.
A Not-So-Welcoming World for LGBTQ Travelers
Pride Month shined a light on those corners of the world that still have a ways to go when it comes to welcoming LGBTQ travelers — something that event organizers need to keep in mind when selecting host destinations.
10 Trends in Experiential Events
Based on an industry-wide research study, Agency EA’s “2019 Experiential Marketing Trends Report” uncovered a number of emerging trends and traditional tactics that are being approached in new ways. Here are 10 trends in experiential events.
Is Experiential Marketing the Most Effective Form of Brand Marketing?
According to 77 percent of respondents from a recent report by Agency EA, experiential marketing has proven to be the most effective form of marketing for their brands. Agency EA broke it down for Convene, using Samsung’s 10th annual Galaxy Unpacked as an example.
‘Pride Month Reminds Us to Pause and Reflect on Inclusion’
At every event, our community must lead the charge to create inclusive experiences. We have a global platform where we can create a respectful space for diverse perspectives, where we can learn from each other, share ideas, and find common ground.
Why the North American International Auto Show is Getting a Tuneup
After 31 years, the Detroit Auto Show is moving from January to June and going from 14 days to 12. Will those efforts to ‘evolve and change’ rev up the event?
How to Leverage Agile Marketing for Your Event Campaigns
Agile marketing is a new way to look at your campaign efforts — part science, part art, and lots of collaboration.
Postcards From Montreux: Accor Hotels’ Global Meeting Exchange in Switzerland
Sights — and sounds — from Accor Hotels’ Global Meeting Exchange in Switzerland included jazz, wine-tasting, and even a palace.
2019 ECEF Bookended by Data and an ‘Epiphany’
Sensible and sustainable food consumption should be a goal we all share, and every meetings industry stakeholder — including attendees — needs to be part of the conversation.
Workhuman Live 2019 Aims to Achieve Human-Centered Workplaces
An offshoot of the Workhuman, an organization that creates performance management solutions, focuses on “the future of work.”
Two Strategies to Optimize Revenue and Attendee Experience
Your organization might receive more than half of your conference’s revenue from supplier investments. On the other hand, you have the attendees to get suppliers to invest in the first place. Here are two scenarios that may help develop your approach for optimal revenue and attendee experience.
How Meeting Professionals Can Help End Human Trafficking
There are obvious benefits to training meeting professionals to spot and report potential trafficking — in addition to hotels, meeting professionals spend a lot of time in airports and convention centers where they could potentially identify trafficking and report it.
PeopleScience’s Jeff Kreisler Examines Why We Do What We Do
Jeff Kreisler, editor-in-chief of PeopleScience, explains the field of behavioral science and behavioral economics.
OzTek Advanced Diving Conference Goes Deep to Inspire
Created by serious divers for serious divers, conference welcomes other levels to soak up knowledge from speaker-focused program.
No Doggy Bag for You: Digging into the Issue of Food Waste
A cooking class — and its no-doggy-bag policy — speaks to the larger issue of how we need to make eliminating food waste a priority at events.