News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Bye-bye Bestie: Today’s workforce isn’t particularly interested in office friendships, recent research shows. That and other career-related trends in this week’s roundup of workplace news and advice curated by the editors of Convene.

Laura Matley

Laura Matley, Manager of Business Events at Ottawa Tourism and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2024, shares why she thinks sustainable event management is an opportunity for the business events industry, but also will create challenges for event professionals.

People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

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The Tortured Event Planners Department

Remember, you bring more to the table than well-organized logistics. Events are a platform that can further goals and advance the industry you serve.

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Navigating Political Polarization at Your Events

Political divisiveness has increased dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. How much have you thought about the impact that may have on participants at your events — or what you can do to manage its effects?

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Drawing People Together

New research shows that visual art can do more than add beauty to your events — it can help build connections.

Help Out Your Exhibitors

The Exhibitor Advocate recently released its 2023 Annual Survey of Exhibition Rates. This report compares material handling, labor, and equipment costs across 24 major U.S. destinations. Here are two takeaways you should consider.

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Completing some easy tasks at the end of the day can help make you feel more satisfied when work is done. That and other career-related advice in this week’s roundup of workplace news and trends curated by the editors of Convene.

Sophia Koutsandreas

Sophia Koutsandreas, Sales Manager, U.S. Corporate, at Vancouver Convention Centre and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2024, shares what she likes most about her job, and how she picked up the best career advice she’s heard from a Convening Leaders speaker.

Filling in Staffing Gaps With the Right Talent

A new initiative in Boston aims to solve two problems at once: the shortage of highly qualified professionals in the hospitality industry and the lack of diversity in managerial and senior leadership roles.

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