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Your Hybrid Event Team Checklist

Event Manager Blog

Event planners are navigating a new frontier of delivering successful hybrid events. But what mix of technical and creative expertise do event teams need to do this successfully? We share seven key players you need in your hybrid event team.

How to Hold a Successful Sales Kickoff

Creative Group Inc

An organization’s Annual Sales Kickoff is potentially the most important gathering of the year. Sales Kickoff meetings often bring together global audiences that can reach attendance numbers in the thousands. The intent is to ensure everyone is well-armed to “go to market” by departure day.

Dubai victorious as World Travel Awards reveals Middle East 2021 winners

Travel Daily News

Oman was acknowledged with titles for both ‘Middle East’s Leading Cultural Destination’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Honeymoon Destination

PCMA Foundation increases scholarships to support event professionals

Convene by PCMA

Due to the outstanding quality of applications received, the PCMA Foundation has expanded the number of Digital Events Strategist (DES) scholarships from 12 to 15, with a value of over US$13,000.

Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

Here’s Why Your Event Needs Creative Services!

Endless Events

Oh, creativity ! This beautiful ability translates our ideas and imagination into reality. The events industry is seeping with it. After all, couldn’t events be considered a work of art?

How to Pull Off a Large-Scale Hybrid Event


Executing a large-scale event can be fulfilling, but the larger you envision your event, the more effort you need to make it a success. Thinking outside of the box in terms of the available budget, time, and resources, allows you to step back, assess your goals, and adjust timelines accordingly.

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Live Shopping and the Holiday season: The perfect match


Since the dawn of time, shop owners have used holiday events to boost traffic into their stores and generate sales through live events.

The Importance Of Movement At Events With Lizzy Williamson

Endless Events

When we talk about movement at events, our minds might go to walking around the venue at in-person events or walking to the fridge if we’re attending a virtual experience. But what if we told you that a little movement goes a long way even before or during speaker presentations?

How Essence Prioritized Both the Digital and In-Person Experience at the Essence Festival

Convene by PCMA

The 2021 Essence Festival took place over two consecutive weekends online and in person in New Orleans. Photos courtesy Essence).

Travel Club to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with inaugural summit

Travel Daily News

Multi-day gathering in Miami offers networking, inspiration and visibility for Latinx Entrepreneurs

COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

United Airlines Opens Airwaves into Southern Africa

Business Traveler USA

United Airlines and Airlink , a South African airline, are partnering up for a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.

As Land Borders Reopen, Canadians Look to Come to the US


On October 13th, the US announced that land borders will open to vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico. Prior to this announcement, visitors from both countries could arrive by air.

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Convene by PCMA

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week. Talk Yourself Down When You’re About to Rage Quit. Lately, stress on the job is high and tempers can be short.

Five Takeaways From DCI’s 2021 National Talent Research, Talent Wars


If talent is the currency of economic development, every community is in need of a loan. . As of August 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were upwards of 10 million open jobs in the United States.

PortAventura Business & Events centralises the operations of the RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada for the 16th consecutive year

Travel Daily News

In line with PortAventura World’s strategic priorities, the 2021 event steps up safety measures against COVID-19 and makes a strong commitment to reducing the environmental impact of the World Rally Championshi

Border Openings Update: International Business Travel Restarts

Smart Meetings

Countries are reopening their borders like crocuses cautiously poking their noses out of the spring ground. Not everyone is ready yet, and some countries are emerging from their pandemic restrictions more slowly than others.

How Jewish Food Society Creates Community Through Stories and Recipes


In Israel, legendary chef Erez Komarovsky has a bakery empire and is considered the grandfather of artisanal baking.

What is the “Next Big Thing” in Corporate Travel?

Fox World Travel

As GBTA 2021 approaches, we are looking forward to the fresh ideas, exciting innovation and unrelenting passion that the largest annual business travel convention brings. Here are a couple of trends our Fox associates believe will have the greatest impact now and in the coming years.

People on the Move

Convene by PCMA

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Ty Breland. Marriott has appointed Ty Breland as executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective at the end of October. A 17-year Marriott veteran, Breland has held several senior roles with the company.

Routes World 2022 returns to Las Vegas

Travel Daily News

Having hosted the 2013 edition of the event, the LVCVA and McCarran International Airport will again welcome the global route development community to the city that has been named the No. 1 Trade Show Destination for 26 consecutive years

How to Live Stream an Event: A Guide to Expanding the Reach of Your Conferences


By enabling brands and organisations to expand their reach and create intimate moments with their audiences, live streaming has quickly established itself as an event marketing essential. Event Planning

What is a Destination Management Organization (DMO) and Why Should Destinations Care?

Solimar International

Why do some destinations thrive, while others do not? All global destinations compete for visitors and money. They need the support of destination management organizations (DMOs) to help market, manage, succeed. But how and why?

CDC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Holiday Travel

Travel Pulse

The agency continues to encourage vaccination and mask wearing ahead of the busy holiday travel period. Impacting Travel

Some Board Meetings Return in Person, but Uncertainty Persists

Convene by PCMA

A recent Bloomberg article about how venture capitalists are navigating the COVID environment made clear the lack of uniformity about the return to in-person board meetings — and lack of protocol around acceptable greetings. Photo by Christina @ on Unsplash. “It

AIRTEC 21, Trade fair and conference on innovations in aviation

Travel Daily News

Exhibitors from ten countries will present their products and services at the trade fair from October 26th to 28th in the MTC Conference Center in Munich (Germany

Cruise Now? “Cruise Guru” Says Yes!

Business Traveler USA

As guests stepped aboard Seabourn Odyssey in Barbados for her first, return-to-service cruise late this summer, their arrival signaled the kickoff of a successful restart for the ultra-luxury cruise line in the Caribbean. But that wasn’t all.

See Fox’s VIP360 Service in Action

Fox World Travel

Fox’s highest level of service — VIP360 provides a full circle of services for corporate customers and their families. We’re sharing one example of how the Fox VIP360 service team was there for the CEO of a global manufacturing and supply company and his family.

Mark posted an update in the group i-Meet Meeting & Event Professionals: Like TV early days -- virtual meetings are going from black […]


Like TV early days — virtual meetings are going from black and white…to color and more. New tools are being developed as below.

Dan Levy’s Serious Side

Convene by PCMA

Emmy Award-winning writer, actor, director, and producer Dan Levy is best known for his work on the runaway hit comedy series “Schitt’s Creek,” which he co-created with his father Eugene Levy.

The Global Recovery Insights 2021 report published: the road to recovery

Travel Daily News

Latest data reflects optimism in the industry as demand has recovered for live events from both exhibitors and visitors

Hotel Check: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam

Business Traveler USA

WHERE IS IT? In the heart of the city, these original canal houses are linked via a maze of hallways and small gardens providing a uniquely Amsterdam experience.

Tucson – An Extraordinary Destination

Gavel International

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tucson offers big-city amenities with a small-town atmosphere. Visitors will be surrounded by five minor ranges of mountains: the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Tortolita Mountains, the Santa Rita Mountains, the Rincon Mountains, and the Tucson Mountains.

Position paper: Travel and tourism stakeholders’ call to lift unnecessary travel restrictions

ETC Corporate

With the summer now behind us, Europe is entering a different stage in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 74% of EU adults are now fully vaccinated and vaccination efforts are ongoing throughout Europe.

E-Book: Future-Proofing for Business Events – Strategies, Insights and Resources

Convene by PCMA

DOWNLOAD BELOW. Your guide to navigating the changing business events industry to produce successful omni-channel events and experiences. Your audiences’ values, motivations, needs and desires have shifted—along with their attention spans.

2021 ICAO Laurel Awards recognize Dr. Vincent Orlando and Mrs. Galyna Suslova

Travel Daily News

Laurel Award recipients receive a statuette replica of the Mexican sculpture ‘Flight’ which sits in the centre of the Air Navigation Commission Chamber at ICAO headquarters in Montreal