October, 2021

The road to the events industry recovery: Lessons learnt from the Eurovision Song Contest

The MICE Blog

After a one-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) took place in Rotterdam in May 2021. Hosting an event of such big scale during a pandemic requires high levels of collaboration, creativity, resilience and innovation.

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

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.

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.

Stepping Up The Game: Here’s Why You Need To Look Better On Camera

Endless Events

It’s been 18 months since many event profs first encountered Zoom. Back then, turning on the laptop camera and joining the call was already considered a huge success in itself. But as time went by, the standards for virtual event production started rising.

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. .

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Book a Spy at Your Next Event—Yes, You Read Right

Smart Meetings

Spies have come in from the cold and into the ballroom. The first talent agency to offer real spies is now a reality.

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

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.

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?

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 Get Attendees Onsite, On Time


They say, "if you build it, they will come." You’ve planned it, organized the details, and envisioned your event from start to finish. So, will they come? Absolutely! With our pro tips, you can be confident attendees will show up onsite and on time to every event you’ve worked hard to build.

Krakow, Poland to host the 2022 ICCA Congress

Travel Daily News

Kraków, Poland is a place to explore centuries of history alongside jewels of modern architecture. Each year the easily accessible city welcomes many important cultural and academic events, as well as business meetings

Destination Celebration Brings Meeting Professionals Together in Nation’s Capital

Smart Meetings

Destination Celebration at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center brought together Destinations International and PCMA members last week to celebrate partnerships being formed by meeting professionals everywhere.

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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.

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).

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.

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

UNWTO and Netflix partner to rethink screen tourism

Travel Daily News

The joint work of UNWTO and Netflix will help destinations realize the potential benefits of screen tourism

5 Tips for Finishing Strong from Top Keynoters

Smart Meetings

After the wild ride meeting professionals have been on for the last year, the last thing you probably want to think about is buckling up for another spin around the sun, but now is the time to set yourself up for success in 2022—a year many are predicting will be a banner 365 days for meetings and conventions.

8 Tips to Overcome the Pitfalls of Networking Virtually

Event Manager Blog

Virtual events have the potential to reach much larger audiences, but can they deliver on the promise of remote networking opportunities? We cover eight strategies for better networking at virtual events.

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.”.

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 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.

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

The Tipping Point for the Return of Incentive Travel

Smart Meetings

As children, the playground teeter-totter was fascinating. We could push off the ground and make our little pal go down to the ground while we soared. Then, they flew, and we returned to the bare spot of dirt. But the fun ended when the heavy boy, who was the class clown, sat on the other side.

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

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.

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.

MeetGreenChat – Risks Rewards Resilience with Sponsors

Meet Green

We continued our theme of “Risks, Rewards, and Resilience” at our latest #MeetGreenChat. We focused on sponsors and the discussions were lively and interesting! Here’s a recap of our discussions: What role do your sponsors play at your events?

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

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

G7 Members Commit to 7 Principles for Restoring International Travel

Travel Pulse

Global leaders at the G7 transport and health meeting agreed upon a set of key principles to fix current issues with international travel and future-proof the industry. Impacting Travel