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Convention Centres: The Legacy of Action on Homelessness

Most convention centres are publicly owned, so local laws are framed to allow community access. When it comes to the homeless this can present challenges. But being public institutions, venues can also play an active role in assisting the homeless. The International Association of Venue Managers offers nineteen amazing cases in point. From PCMA Convene…

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The Watkins Report: City Rankings from Meetings Professionals

The Watkins Report for US and Canadian convention bureaux is published biennially, and Curt Watkins of Watkins Research has been conducting the study for the past 25 years. Here he shares his perspective on how the features planners are seeking in their host destinations have changed over recent decades. From PCMA Convene…

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Las Vegas Heads North America Rankings

Las Vegas has topped Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s rankings for North America corporate meetings and events next year, based on CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report. The top ten has three new entries: Boston, San Antonio and Vancouver in Canada. Cities that have dropped out of it include Philadelphia, Phoenix and Atlanta. From Meetpie.com…

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Corporations: More Events, Measurement Still a Problem

A new Harvard Business Review report called “The Event Marketing Evolution” (already available in The Iceberg’s Research section) shows that more than half of corporations place more value on face-to-face than other marketing channels, and have upped their event activity. Yet they still struggle to quantify return on investment. From PCMA Convene…

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Events Cancel for Hurricane Florence

Several events were cancelled at convention centres expected to be impacted by Hurricane Florence as the storm approached landfall. The National Rifle Association called off the second NRA Carry Guard Expo scheduled at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Other venues that cancelled events include the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina. From TSNN…

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Corporates Tying Event Investment to ROI

Companies increasingly are tying event investment and activity to actual revenues or profits. So says the new study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and event-marketing software provider Splash. But the report, which surveyed over 700 executives, also found less than a quarter able to calculate return on investment for events. From Meetings & Conventions…

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15 October 2018

SITE NITE North America 2018, Las Vegas, USA

Strike up more connections with SITE this year as we’re back again at the Brooklyn Bowl for a pre-IMEX and closing night for Connect Medical | Tech. Are you prepared for a night of ambling in the alley and laughing in the lanes? Join the whole wide world of incentive travel professionals for a networking-on-steroids…

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14 October 2018

SITE Young Leaders Conference, Las Vegas, USA

Join the SITE Young Leaders prior to IMEX America for a conference designed for you – a smart, talented, and yes, influential millennial! The SITE Young Leaders program presents an opportunity to meet young professionals from around the world and gather to learn, energize and focus on our career goals. If you are interested or already pursuing…

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12 December 2018

ASAE: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, Washington DC, USA

The half-day Finance for the Non-Financial Manager workshop will include a comprehensive overview of finance essentials, enabling you to use financial acumen to add value when your association makes growth and strategic allocation decisions. You’ll learn to become a better user of financial information so you’re a more strategic contributor to your association.

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15 November 2018

ASAE CEO Symposium, Washington DC, USA

Explore how you can best work together to effectively carry out your association’s mission and enhance future success. The expert faculty from Tecker International, LLC, will help you and your leadership partner come to a common understanding of roles, responsibilities, and relationships in association governance and strategy.

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9 November 2018

ASAE: Effectively Managing Group Conversations, Washington DC, USA

This informative course will review key facilitation principles and how to apply them to your face-to-face meetings. Some of these concepts can also enhance your virtual meetings. Association professionals who conduct meetings for staff colleagues, boards or committees, or volunteer groups will find this program especially helpful.

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Convention Centres: Across the US, 16 Projects Underway

As the exhibition industry continues to grow, more US destinations are upgrading or expanding convention centres. Some projects are at the planning stage, like the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some are underway, like at the new Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. Some are complete, like the Kentucky International Convention Center. Here’s a roundup. From TSNN…

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