A real-estate investment trust, a luxury hotel brand, a financial-services firm, a software giant, and an online shoe retailer are among this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. It turns out their meetings are pretty great, too. Here are five reasons why.
The rapidly expanding and sometimes exhausting number of dietary requests made by meeting attendees is not likely to slow down any time soon. What do convention-center chefs and culinary staff say is the most important ingredient for dealing safely — and gracefully — with them? Communication.
Why do we talk about, imitate, and share some things but not others? In Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Wharton professor Jonah Berger explores the science behind social transmission, including how it is that — even in our hyper-sharable social-media environment — 80 percent of word of mouth still takes place face-to-face.
Attracting and keeping quality attendees on your show floor isn’t getting any easier. The way we research and buy products and services has evolved — and so must the trade-show experience. The show of the future will focus on helping over selling, which is best accomplished by delivering valuable education in the exhibit hall.
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Charleston, S.C., and the rest of the southeastern United States have a booming digital and creative economy — big enough to support DIG SOUTH, a new SXSW-style interactive festival.
Even though catering staff may answer “yes” to the question of whether they’re equipped to serve gluten-free attendees, a few extra questions can go a long way to revealing how well a catering manager or sales professional understands gluten-free, said Jen Cafferty, founder of the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo.
The co-author of 'What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption' is the Convene-sponsored opening keynote speaker at this month’s DMAI Annual Convention — where she’ll talk about how ‘distributed power’ is changing the meeting and travel sectors.
In his travels around the world as executive director of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), David Williams has picked up a few pointers.