Fri.Jun 14, 2024

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Risk and Reward: Meetings in Hurricane Season

MeetingsNet

Favorable hotel deals are appearing for event groups willing to gather in hurricane-prone areas in late 2024 and 2025. How does a “flexible cancellation clause” and 50-percent attrition allowance sound? Just as the 2024 hurricane season began on June 1, a few meetings-focused hotels in South Florida, both on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, publicized promotions to the group market featuring especially favorable pricing and contract terms for meetings taking place between July and December of 2024

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Rethinking Swag at Events

Convene by PCMA

According to the latest analysis from the Advertising Specialty Institute, distributor sales of promotional products, including event giveaways, in 2023 set a new record, reaching more than $26 billion in sales. Last year, a Reddit user who was helping to plan for a booth at a conference asked the online academic community on the social website for suggestions on swag.

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We Are LGBTQIAS+

National Association For Catering ane Events

Over the years, many have met individuals who identified as LGBT. Over the years, better understanding and inclusion of diverse sexual identities and gender expressions have grown, and so has its acronym.

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Toward Healthier Juneteenths

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Juneteenth events honoring Black heritage — in museums, parks, neighborhoods, and backyards — are part of the summer celebration time across the United States. In the three years since Juneteenth (June 19) officially became a national holiday, the number of events celebrating what some have called America’s second Independence Day have surged. There’s no official count, but jubilant music, food, and art-filled Juneteenth events honoring Black heritage are proliferating across the United States i

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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

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What is Louisiana Known For? Discover Louisiana’s Famous Facts, Foods, and Landmarks

Redfin

A true representation of the Pelican State, Louisiana is home to lively cities, serene bayous, historic plantations, and rich cultural traditions. Whether you’re a lifelong Louisianan or considering relocating to the state, you may be wondering: what is Louisiana known for? From hidden gems to iconic landmarks, and delectable cuisines, Louisiana has a lot to offer.

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News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Convene by PCMA

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene. 9 Questions to Help You Figure Out Why You’re Burned Out The World Health Organization characterizes burnout in terms of three key dimensions: sustained feelings of exhaustion, feelings of personal inefficacy, and increased mental distance from one’s job.

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Addressing Carbon-Intensive Air Travel in the Events Industry

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Participants in a PCMA Executive Leadership Summit at Convening Leaders 2024 were invited to workshop solutions to challenges facing the events industry, including air travel’s contribution to global CO2 emmissions. I wish we would. I wonder if we could. I worry we won’t. These were the three constructs used by 100 C-suite executives and event team leaders to navigate seven disruption scenarios during “Future-Proofing the Events Industry,” a PCMA Executive Leadership Summit.

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What is Louisville, KY Known For? 10 Things to Love About This City

Redfin

Louisville, KY is a city that exudes a charm and character all its own. From its rich history to world-renowned bourbon distilleries, Louisville is a city that captivates both residents and visitors. But what truly sets this city apart are the unique attributes that lie beneath the surface, waiting to be uncovered. As we delve into the heart of Louisville, we will uncover the hidden gems and distinctive qualities that Louisville is known for.

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Beyond Sustainability Show and Tell

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Carolina Goradesky (right), PCMA’s former head of global sustainability, and Amanda Simons (white pants), a founder and principal at Honeycomb Strategies, speak to participants of a behind-the-scenes sustainability tour at PCMA Convening Leaders 2024 in January at the San Diego Convention Center. (Whatever Media Group) A behind-the-scenes sustainability tour gave 35 PCMA Convening Leaders 2024 attendees a closer look at many of the San Diego Convention Center’s operations in January, including a

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What is Mississippi Known for? Discover Mississippi’s Unique Facts, Foods, and Landmarks

Redfin

A true reflection of Southern charm, Mississippi is home to historic towns, serene river landscapes, vibrant musical heritage, and lush, green forests. Whether you’re a long-time Mississippian or considering a move to the Magnolia State, you might wonder: what is Mississippi known for? From soulful blues and mouthwatering cuisine to historic plantations and scenic drives, Mississippi has so much to offer.

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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.

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Food, Culture, Nature, Events — Why Cleveland Is a Perennial Group Favorite

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However and whenever visitors explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park, they’ll find amazing nature scenes. It doesn’t matter when groups head to “The Land,” there’s always something to do in Cleveland. As soon as eventgoers land at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, for example, local cuisine awaits. Cleveland native and celebrity chef Michael Symon has filled his airport-only concept Bar Symon with regional favorites, like potato and cheese pierogi with kielbasa, griddled onions, and mustar

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What is Nashville, TN Known For? 10 Things to Love About This City

Redfin

Nashville, TN is a city that pulsates with a vibrant energy and a rich tapestry of culture. From its iconic music scene to its thriving culinary landscape, Nashville is a city that captivates the senses and leaves a lasting impression on all who visit. Tennessee’s capital is steeped in history and tradition, yet it continues to evolve and embrace modernity.

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Industry News for June 14, 2024

Special Events

Special Events industry news

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