Sat.Sep 11, 2021 - Fri.Sep 17, 2021

How Diversity and Inclusion Changed Microsoft for the Better

Convene by PCMA

Philip Jarvis, a software engineer on Microsoft’s HoloLens team, uses one of the devices on the job. Jarvis, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, came to Microsoft as part of the Neurodiversity Hiring Program. Read Jarvis’s story on the Microsoft blog. Courtesy Microsoft).

Before, During, and After: The Complete Guide to Event Engagement

Social Tables

Have you ever tried to teach a class, promote a discussion, or get people to join in on an activity only to be met with blank stares and an awkward silence? Expert planners know that event engagement is vital to an event’s initial success, as well as the success of potential future events.

West Hollywood Takes to Virtual, Sees Amazing Results

Smart Meetings

Last year, Paolo Kespradit found himself in a bind.

14th Consecutive Year on MeetingsNet's CMI 25 List

Bishop McCann

We are thrilled to announce that MeetingsNet , a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named Bishop-McCann to its 2021 CMI 25 list , which highlights the largest and most influential corporate full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies in North America.

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.

Speakers Announced for International Hospitality Women’s Day Broadcast

Convene by PCMA

Deborah Gardner, CMP, founder and host of the podcast Hospitality Today Live, will mark International Hospitality Women’s Day with a special day of broadcasts.

TripActions launches industry-leading VIP offering

Travel Daily News

Global offering backed by Reed & Mackay rewrites the playbook for premium corporate travel

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Meeting Profs Demonstrate Agility at Smart Meetings Experience Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

Where better to celebrate the resiliency of the meetings industry than in Las Vegas , where 2 million sq. of meeting space was added since the beginning of 2020?

12 Takeaways From HIMSS’ Successful, Fully Vaxxed Conference

Convene by PCMA

More than 700 companies exhibited at HIMSS’ 2021 Global Health Conference & Exhibition, just more than half the number they typically see at their annual conference. However, more than 236 companies chose to exhibit for the first time, close to the group’s historical average of 250.

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau changes name to Visit Greater Palm Springs

Travel Daily News

The new name better reflects the organization’s longer-term vision of not only showcasing their nine cities as a premiere leisure and meetings destination but also growing the tourism economy in the region

Best Digital Signage Design Tips for Events

Meeting Tomorrow

When you rent a TV or monitor for digital signage, you’re kind of renting a blank canvas. The design of your content is what takes your monitor from a big black box to an engaging, attention-grabbing home for your message. .

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

Breaking Barriers: Translation & Captioning For Events

Endless Events

Just like with events, the main purpose of translation and captioning is to bring people together and break down the barriers between them. While we might have spent much of the last year and a half isolated from people, the barriers nonetheless came crumbling down.

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Vaccine Spotlight Webinar: Insights from the Event Industry

Convene by PCMA

Now that we’ve heard about the science from Dr. Patel, let’s look at how our industry has been directly affected. We have brought together a panel of industry experts to discuss the different ways COVID has impacted themselves and their teams.

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Be flexible, creative and find new ways to facilitate networking says ABPCO survey

Travel Daily News

An overwhelming 93% of respondents miss the networking, social interaction, and meeting people

US Travel Association Disagrees With Fauci on Air Travel Vaccine Mandate

Travel Pulse

The association said that safety measures in place already work. Impacting Travel

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Are You Planning A Safe Event?

Endless Events

The importance of safety is something that simply cannot be overstated in the world of events and entertainment. Be it conversations around COVID-19 vaccination or cyber-security , there are many ways to look at safety at events. So today, we are exploring what it takes to plan a safe event.

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace — and at Events

Convene by PCMA

“Eighty percent of the people on the autism spectrum are unemployed or underemployed … because they don’t know how to maneuver in a social setting and [neurotypical] people don’t understand how to work with them,” said Stanford University professor Lawrence Fung.

Destination Branding: Top Tips to Attract Travelers

Solimar International

Destination branding – more than just a logo. What exactly is destination branding? To start things off, it is important to first understand what a brand is: what is the purpose of destination branding, and how it is different from destination marketing?

How to Pivot Back to Virtual: Tips from an Event Tech Provider

MeetingPlay

Taking a live event virtual isn’t as daunting as it sounds – if you have the correct protocols and event tech partner in place! We’ve all been experiencing the evolution of the event world the past year and, now more than ever, need to know the best tips and tricks for when the tides change.

Facebook As A Metaverse Company: Implications For The Events Industry

Endless Events

It’s Monday and there’s no better way to kick off a week than with a brand new episode of Event Tech Podcast. These days, Will and Brandt are bringing in exciting guests to talk about the hottest trends in event technology.

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In a Brand-New Role, Sonya Bradley Looks to ‘Make a Bit of a Mark’

Convene by PCMA

“I was in a really good industry and has made really good friends, but I knew there was a better way, a different way to be more diverse and more inclusive,” said Sonya Bradley, Visit Sacramento’s chief of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

COVID-Related Travel Restrictions Costing US Almost $198 Million Daily

Travel Pulse

The WTTC revealed the eye-opening data. Impacting Travel

How to Organize a Successful Event – 10 Top Tips for Perfect Events

Eventtia

Planning an event is difficult. Period. Event Planning

“Everyone has a role to play in sustainable tourism” – ETC publishes Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices

ETC Corporate

Policymakers, destination management organisations, the tourism industry, local communities and visitors each have a role to play in the sector’s transformation. New ETC handbook brings clarity on how tourism organisations can encourage sustainable practices. COVID-19 has influenced both businesses and consumers to think differently, with sustainability now as an important driver in purchase decisions.

Another Turn to Virtual Events Due to a Fluid COVID-19 Environment?

Convene by PCMA

Events industry professionals continues to navigate the twists and turns of doing business in the constantly fluid COVID-19 environment.

Miami International Tests Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19

Business Traveler USA

Miami International is piloting a program using dogs to detect COVID-19, the first such trial at a US airport. The specially trained dogs will alert handlers to the scent of the virus on individuals passing through an employee security checkpoint.

How to Plan a Virtual Trade Show

Eventtia

Virtual trade shows are a fantastic forum to bring people together to discuss business, create new connections, and generate business. Even better, their main components – i.e. networking, exhibitor booths, product launches, and so on – work virtually. Event Planning

These European Countries are Open to the US Without New Restrictions

Travel Pulse

Ireland, Greece among those still welcoming unvaccinated tourists. Impacting Travel

Anne Daly Heller, Publisher and Executive Editor of USAE Passes Away

Convene by PCMA

Anne Daly Heller, publisher and executive editor of USAE died on Sept. 12 at her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She was 78 and suffered from complications of pneumonia. Anne was a fixture in the business events industry, and a tremendous supporter of the PCMA Foundation, frequently chairing the Foundation’s fundraising committee for the annual Visionary Awards,” said PCMA President & CEO Sherrif Karamat. Our industry will not be the same without her.

Benefits and difficulties of CSR management in travel and leisure companies

EHL Insights

The Covid-19 crisis has reinforced the strategic importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for all organizations.

Consumer Demand for Flying Grows But Business Travel Lags

Business Traveler USA

Consumer demand for air travel continues to strengthen, with 70 percent of consumers saying they have already booked flights for the future, according to a recent survey by OAG. As a result, US domestic capacity from June through August this year rose 81 percent over the same period in 2020.

The 2021 Fall Event Season is Here

Meet Green

The Fall event season is here and the MeetGreen team is ready to go! The event season may look a little different this year with some events in-person, hybrid, or even virtual. Our team is rolling with the changes and doing what they do!

White House Plans New Rules for International Travelers

Travel Pulse

Contact tracing will be part of the new rules. Impacting Travel

5 Scary-Good Marketing Tips for Halloween Events

Eventbrite

If you organize Halloween events, you’ve been gearing up for this season all year. Whether you host drive-up horror movie nights, haunted hayrides on the family farm, or virtual pumpkin carving classes, you want to share your spooky scares with as many people as possible.

Research Shows Preflight Tests Reduce COVID Risks

Business Traveler USA

Preflight testing for COVID-19 could significantly decrease the risk of onboard infections for airline passengers, according to a study conducted by Delta Air Lines, the Georgia Department of Health and Mayo Clinic.

What You Need to Know About the Wedding Boom and How It's Impacting the Industry

Special Events

Moving forward through the 2021 season and going into 2022, wedding pros need to safeguard their boundaries and be mindful of how much they invest into their work.

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