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What Is a Keynote Speaker and How Do You Find One?

Social Tables

With the power to influence, energize, ignite, and even empower an audience, an impactful keynote speech has the potential to make or break an event’s success. But what is a keynote speaker, exactly, and how do you go about finding the right one? Let’s find out. .

Event Marketing Data: A Roaring 20s Is, Indeed, Emerging

Smart Meetings

Now that most parts of the country are on the downslope of the whiplash Delta variant, meeting professionals are reassessing what their future programs will look like.

A Chat with the Masters of Client Services, Part 1

The Abbi Agency

Ok, so we’ve had our talk with TAA’s creative department — you’ve learned a little about who they are, their hopes and dreams, and of course, their favorite colors.

Episode 42: Elevating Emotions at Your Next Virtual Event with Michael Buckley from Cadence


Virtual events have been the big thing in the last 18+ months, but so many people talk about how they're so different from in-person. They… The Event Hustler Show

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.

How Convention Centers Are Incubating Events Industry Recovery

Convene by PCMA

The 20,000-square-foot Oasis immersion space at the Palais des congre?s s de Montre?al al is embedded with hundreds of surround-sound speakers, LED lights, and projectors.

Reevaluating The Events Industry: Let’s Ask Better Questions!

Endless Events

What’s brewing, event prof? Have you been reevaluating the events industry lately? If not, you might want to press play and hear out what the Event Brew hosts have to say about that.

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Episode 41: Learning from Virtual Companies – Pedro Góes, CEO of InEvent


If you're looking to glean best practices on virtual events, look no further than some of the busiest virtual platforms. In this episode, we'll chat… The Event Hustler Show

Redefining ‘Live’ Events in COVID Times

Convene by PCMA

Freeman’s Main Stage for Convening Leaders 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco wowed participants. Adding virtual components to a meeting can complement the live experience. Jacob Slaton Photography).

Rhode Island Destination Orgs Jump on Teaming Wagon

Smart Meetings

Several months ago, several Southern California DMOs decided the best way to weather the pandemic slump and win when business returned was by teaming up—and marketing jointly. Now, a twist on this approach has been launched on the East Coast, in Rhode Island.

Knowing Your Audience is the Only Antidote to Digital Event Fatigue

Maritz Global Events

Earlier this year we ran a survey asking event strategists to rate their and their audience’s digital fatigue. The response was overwhelming … both were feeling quite high levels. They say numbers don’t lie and that is pretty convincing.

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

How to Start an Event Planning Business in the Post-Covid Era


Are you an experienced event planner thinking of starting your own business? Or are you an entrepreneur looking to enter the lucrative event planning niche? Event Planning

Digital and Hybrid a ‘Great Change’ for the Industry

Convene by PCMA

Event producer Mia Monroe believes digital and hybrid events are here to stay. “I I think these are models that are going to be more solidified and diversified,” she said. “To To me, it’s a great change for our industry.”.

Thailand To Impose New Tourist Tax Next Year

Travel Pulse

Thai officials have authorized the creation of a new tourism fee, which is to go into effect in 2022 and help fund projects that will take its tourism industry in a new direction. Impacting Travel

Deconstructing COVID-19 Compliance & Event Safety With Alan Kleinfeld

Endless Events

Planning a safe event is by no means something that is new in the world of event planners, but it has definitely gained new meaning in the last 18 months.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day – a Look at Three Native American Lands

Solimar International

Native Americans have been the stewards of land conservation for millenniums. Today on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we celebrate them. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is here!

Honoring Indigenous Peoples in Seattle

Convene by PCMA

A sculpture of Chief Seattle, hereditary chief of the Suquamish people and after whom the city was named, sits in Pioneer Square. Artist James A. Wehn created the bronze bust in 1909. David Newman photo). On Monday, Oct.

Canada Announces Vaccine Mandate for Air, Rail and Cruise Travelers

Travel Pulse

The country is looking to safely reopen travel. Impacting Travel

Tech Tools for Creating Virtual Experiences in a Hybrid World


When you’re planning a hybrid event, you’re designing a cohesive experience for two individual audiences. While one attends in person and another through a screen, a successful hybrid event marries the two, engaging both audiences and creating an equally memorable experience for all.

Smart Moves in Seattle, New York City and More

Smart Meetings

Jack Runkle. Runkle is venue manager for etc.venue s’ first U.S.-based based location in New York City. Most recently, Runkle was corporate general manager of project management for Convene in New York City.

Women Are Experiencing Burnout More Than Men

Convene by PCMA

One in three women reports they have considered downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce this year, according to a report from McKinsey & Company. What rises to the top of the takeaways from McKinsey & Company’s recently published Women in the Workplace 2021 report ?

How To Use Virtual Events To Build and Nurture Brand Advocacy


Pre-recorded entertainment is everywhere, from what’s on television to the endless videos you may scroll through while browsing social media, but it does not replace active interactions.

The Value of Tourism in Trail Development

Solimar International

Adding 400 miles to greater Washington D.C.’s ’s existing 479 miles of trails could create more than 16,000 jobs and generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue. What is Trail Development?

CDC Offers New Winter Holiday Travel Guidance After Confusion

Travel Pulse

Unvaccinated Americans are being advised to avoid travel. Impacting Travel

Connect and Inspire in Sunny San Diego

Convene by PCMA

With near-perfect weather all year round and a welcoming, laid-back attitude that extends from the beach to the conference room, it’s no wonder San Diego is a favorite destination for planners and visitors alike.

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Tom Norwalk, Visit Seattle CEO, to Retire

Smart Meetings

After 15 years with Visit Seattle, Tom Norwalk will retire as president and CEO on March 31, 2022.

Virgin Atlantic Restarts US Routes

Business Traveler USA

Virgin Atlantic is planning to restart its transatlantic service to three gateway destinations in the US. The carrier’s flights between London Heathrow and San Francisco resumed last week.

CDC Raises and Lowers Travel Alert Levels for Several Countries

Travel Pulse

The CDC’s updated list of travel advisories assigned to foreign countries has seen several warnings raised to the highest levels and others lowered, based on COVID-19 risk. Impacting Travel

The Lines Are Blurring Between Event Production and ‘Other Worlds’

Convene by PCMA

Megan Henshall says the Google Experience Institute is supposed to, in part, “accelerate the recovery of the industry and new solutions for the future.” ” (Laurel Belle Photography).

Long-haul travellers remain cautious about planning trips to Europe

ETC Corporate

COVID-19 still acts as a deterrent for many long-haul travellers; however, the travel outlook has improved since autumn 2020. Effectiveness in managing COVID-19 will drive travellers’ destination choice in the coming months with places with a low number of cases prioritised.

United Plans More Than 3,500 Daily Domestic Flights in December

Business Traveler USA

In response to surging demand, United Airlines has announced a domestic winter schedule that is the biggest since March 2020.

Requiring Proof of Vaccination at Your Event: How 3 Eventbrite Creators Are Doing It


Things may not be totally “normal” yet, but 18 months into the pandemic, we’re the closest to it we’ve been since COVID-19 first started dominating news cycles.

8 Reasons to Gather at In-Person Events

Convene by PCMA

More than 90 percent of event participants responding to a recent survey said they are not opposed to additional health and safety protocols at events like Informa Markets’ MAGIC Pop Up Orlando earlier this year. If you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you, you’re not alone.

5 Ways Hiring an Event Planning Firm Will Save You Money

Achieve Incentives

Are you tired of stressing about every detail of your event and constantly wondering if hiring a planning firm is truly worth it? Will they really help? My budget is already stretched, how could I possibly add more?

IATA Outlook 2022 Sees Aviation Improvement

Business Traveler USA

The financial performance of the global airline industry will continue to show improvement in the coming year, even as the COVID-19 crisis drags on.

Stakeholder Engagement in Destination Planning

Solimar International

The support, cooperation, and commitment of stakeholders is essential to ensure long-term, successful sustainable development of the dynamic and highly complex tourism industry.