To safeguard the planet and feed a growing population, the world’s food systems will need to drastically change. The business events industry has an opportunity to lead by example, and here’s how some organizations and venues are doing just that.
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Events Industry Forecast: What’s Next in Tech, Travel, Lodging, Exhibitions
Convene editors curate the latest research, data, and trends to present the 2019 events industry forecast — covering what’s new, out of the ordinary, and next.
Events Industry Forecast: Exhibitions Evolve, Grow
The global exhibitions industry is healthy, experts say, and shows little signs of slowing down in the future as new markets emerge and technology evolves.
Events Industry Forecast: Technology Driving Change
Technology already is creating new opportunities in the meetings and events industry, but what is over the horizon? A lot more.
Events Industry Forecast: Flight Shame and Other Travel Trends
The travel industry faces major changes in the years to come, as more activists fight to lower carbon emissions by cutting airline travel while many millennials still desire travel experiences around the globe.
Registration Interrupted: Getting Potential Attendees to Finish the Form
How do you re-engage with potential attendees who only partially completed registering for your event? One trade-show marketer took a multi-platform approach to bring many of them across the finish line.
On Belonging: Does Your Event Create Meaningful Human Connections?
Life-changing events are about more than the bacon donuts. People come back to an event when they feel like they belong.
Conference Brings Blockchain’s Possibilities to Life
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).
Living the Dream at the Furniture Today Bedding Conference
Annual Furniture Today Bedding Conference explored ‘rest’ in show ideas for dealing with a rapidly changing sales model in the bed industry.
5 Ways for Event Organizers to Think Like Startups
We live in an era of unicorns (early-stage companies with a market cap valued at $1 billion-plus), and a time when business entrepreneurs are touted in Fast Company and Wired as our economy’s future. How can event organizers ride the wave of the exciting and lucrative startup world?
Why Women Attend Conferences — and Why They Don’t
Convening Leaders LIVE Puts Virtual Attendees Up Front
PCMA is preparing for the next Convening Leaders LIVE, the livestream event that gives meeting professionals who cannot be part of the face-to-face program a glimpse of the action.
What Meeting Planners Can Do to Reduce Food Waste
There are multiple ways event organizers can use their roles to lower food waste, from asking for low-waster food options to utilizing new technologies for calculating food usage to donating edible leftovers whenever possible.
PCMA Convening Leaders’ Content Studios Return in 2020
At PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 in San Francisco, the popular immersive content studios will cover eight topics ranging from audience-acquisition strategies to what’s trending now. Three speakers tell us what to expect in their sessions.
Something for Everyone in San Francisco’s Neighborhoods
If you’re planning to attend Convening Leaders 2020, consider coming early or staying later to experience all the fun you can in the City by the Bay.
Venture Outside San Francisco for Wine, Relaxation, Outdoor Adventures
Planning your trip to San Francisco for Convening Leaders? Here are three destination ideas if you want to tack on a mini-vacation.