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<i>Convene</i>’s Events Industry Forecast for 2023

Convene’s Events Industry Forecast for 2023

We’ve brought back the industry forecast, curating research and trends in travel, hospitality, events, event tech — and, new this year, hybrid work — ...
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Staffing Shortage in Travel and Hospitality Sectors Remains an Issue

The average number of open positions at hotels dropped in the fall, but improvements are coming slowly, report shows ...
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Managers and Employees Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on a Return to the Office

Study shows almost half of managers polled want to bring remote works back to the office, but more than 60 percent of workers don’t ...
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3 Travel Trends to Watch in 2023

For the Events Industry Forecast, Convene editors mined numerous sources and found three trends that will impact travel — and the events and hospitality ...
5 Business Trends in 2023 That Will Impact Events

5 Business Trends in 2023 That Will Impact Events

The business events industry will continue to face challenges in 2023. Here are five business trends to watch ...
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Biggest Economic Impact? Event Planners Weigh in

In Convene's October Recovery Dashboard Survey, we asked planners and suppliers to share how they are dealing with economic pressures and what factors will ...
Top Social Media Channels for Event Organizers

Top Social Media Channels for Event Organizers

Sara Fellows, director of social media at mdg, shares her thoughts on the top social media sites to promote events for Convene’s annual Events ...
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Salary Survey 2022: Calculating the Pandemic’s Effect on Event Organizers’ Compensation, Day-to-Day Work

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, ...
Speaker Agreement Template for Digital and Hybrid Events

Speaker Agreement Template for Digital and Hybrid Events

Let PCMA’s speaker agreement template be your guide. Download our fillable speaker agreement template. Fill it out with your organization’s and speaker’s information, or incorporate it into your existing template.  ...
Sustainability in Business Events Industry

Sustainability in Business Events Industry

Sustainability has been a topic in the business events industry for decades, however past efforts have been slow and varied industry-wide. Today, more organisations ...
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Mental Health and the Business Events Industry

In Convene's latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey, we asked planners and suppliers to share how two-plus years of working during the uncertainties of the ...
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Survey Finds the Push for In-Person Events Brings Fresh Challenges

Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard responses indicate that planners are organizing more in-person-only and hybrid events in the coming months than in our previous ...