Planners may be better compensated than before COVID but there’s also a sense of unrest over the continuing uncertainties in the business events industry, according to the latest Convene Salary Survey.
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DMOs Are Putting Accessibility on the Front Page
DMOs Visit Lauderdale and Experience Columbus have expanded their websites to make accessible restaurants, hotels, and attractions in their respective cities easier for visitors — and event organizers — to find.
How One Events Industry Professional Created Balance in Her Work Week
Dana Johnston was facing a problem familiar to many who responded to Convene’s Salary Survey: more work than can fit into a 40-hour week. Here’s what she did about it.
Is Work Flexibility a Bittersweet Benefit?
Some respondents to Convene’s 2022 Salary Survey said the increases in time saved by working remotely are being absorbed by the pandemic-era demands of the job.
Salary Survey 2022: What Do You Like Best, and Least, About Your Job?
In open-ended questions, planner respondents to the 2022 Convene Salary Survey shared how the pandemic has changed their roles and the industry as a whole — for better and for worse.
Business Events and Society: Divided We Fall
Business events shed light on complex issues of the day and can help make progress in bridging the political divide.
GME 2022: Finding the Right Balance in San Francisco
Higher travel costs, employee shortages, and choosier meeting attendees were among the trends explored at the annual meeting of Accor Hotels sales teams and executives.
Innovative Places to Work Find Success Through Events
According to a new list of the “100 Best Workplaces for Innovators,” events are key to retaining talent and organizational success.
Animazement Conference: Much More Than Cosplay
The annual fan event celebrates — and educates attendees about — Japanese culture through the visual arts of anime, manga, and more.
‘Hybrid Events Are Here to Stay’
How the American Society of Hematology is leaning into a strategy that attracts both virtual and in-person audiences.
Making the Business Case for Attending Events
It’s going to take some time to build conference attendance and corporate travel budgets back to 2019 levels. As we progress through the recovery, conference organizers — now more than ever — must help potential attendees justify their in-person participation in the event.
Salary Transparency: One Way to Combat Gender Pay Inequity
Ask the “tallest, whitest dude” at your workplace what he gets paid, says one pay equity expert — but several studies indicate some generations are more comfortable with that approach than others.
Peggy Daidakis Reflects on a Long Career in Venue Management
Peggy Daidakis, executive director of the Baltimore Convention Center and the first woman to lead a U.S. convention center, will officially retire in September.
8 Ways to Put Your Event Content to Work
Before prospects will consider attending an event, they must first know it exists. Here are eight ways to use content to attract prospective attendees for an upcoming event, and to leverage the content you create on site for future prospects.
OVG360’s Shura Garnett on ‘Breaking Glass Ceilings’
The senior vice president of convention centers for OVG360 reflects on her career journey and challenges during the pandemic.
Navigating How to Move Forward After the Dobbs Decision
When the Supreme Court took away the constitutional right to abortion in June, it threw a monkey wrench into many organizations’ plans to hold their events in about half of the United States. Events operate in an ecosystem, so PCMA convened a roundtable discussion on Aug. 8 among its constituents to begin exploring different approaches to a complex situation.
What’s at the Heart of ‘Zoom Fatigue’
Smile for the camera? Requiring employee cameras to be turned on for video calls isn’t a great idea for everyone, recent research shows.
Overcoming Obstacles at Mexico City’s Centro Citibanamex
Toni Gamez, the executive director at one of the largest convention facilities in Latin America, talks about the talent shortage and offers her best piece of advice for those considering a career in the business events industry.
Greg O’Dell Steps Onto a Bigger Stage
Longtime Washington, D.C. events executive Greg O’Dell talks about what’s behind his move to OVG360.
Vienna Venture that Helps Elderly Bakers ‘Learned From Scratch’
The social enterprise in Austria’s capital will share its recipe for success over the last 10 years, including thriving during the pandemic, at Convening EMEA.