Feb 21, 2020
Update: SPIN AdventureCon has been postponed till 2021. As shown by recent experiential marketing studies, people are craving more human-to-human experiences at events, which for event organizers means shaking things up. From events like Haute Dokimazo’s Secret Family Reunion to Ateema Media & Marketing’s Planner Master Class roundtables, planners are implementing creative new ways to meet differently. SPIN AdventureCon, a new event from the Senior Planners Industry Network for senior planners, promises a combination of education and unique experiences that will provide plenty of… more
Feb 06, 2020
The new EIC Knowledge Hub from Events Industry Council is an online learning platform for event professionals designed to be a go-to source for the latest education, best practices, courses and trends. Besides allowing users to access the organization’s extensive education archive, the new hub complements EIC’s other educational resources, including webinars, industry research and live events. “The new hub allows current and those interested in becoming Certified Meeting Professionals the opportunity to easily access, track and advance their learning,” said Amy Calvert, CEO of EIC. “… more
Jan 31, 2020
Coronavirus is all over the news: Airlines are reducing flights to China or grounding flights coming from Wuhan (where the virus originated); Asia trade shows are being postponed; and on Jan. 30, the World Health Organization officially declared the virus outbreak a global health emergency. It’s nearly impossible for event professionals to avoid travel during this time, making it important to take extra precautions to stay well as world health experts work to contain the virus. Here’s what you need to know. How Coronavirus Is Transmitted For the most part, the virus was transmitted… more
Jan 15, 2020
Ask anyone involved in the green events movement if they’re finding it challenging to move the needle forward on sustainability and you’ll probably see a row of hands, including those of Ryan Harvey, sustainability manager at Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. A former educator, Harvey understands the perfect balance of relaying key facts while making them interesting and easily digestible, a skill he brought with him when he stepped into his role at the OCC almost three years ago. We sat down with Harvey to get his thoughts on the sustainability movement and what it’s like to… more
Jan 06, 2020
The Corporate Event News team has curated a short list of upcoming U.S.-based events that we think every corporate event professional should consider attending. PCMA Convening Leaders — Jan. 5-8, San Francisco Convening Leaders brings together approximately 5,000 event professionals each year. Now in its 53rd year (you heard that right), the event will be held in San Francisco for the first time in 20 years. Keynote speakers include visionary thinker Simon Sinek, Endeavor CMO Bozoma St. John and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Sign up for the livestream to catch the… more
Happy Holidays from CEN
Dec 23, 2019
We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons, surrounded by family and friends. Our team will be taking some time off to enjoy our holidays as well, but will be back the week of December 30 (with the exception of New Year's Day) with our regular lineup of articles.  Our next weekly enewsletter will go out on Wednesday, January 8 (if you aren't getting it already, you can subscribe here). If you have some free time this week, why not fill in our year-end reader survey? Your responses to this short survey will help us deliver the types of information that you care about the most!   Take the… more
Dec 12, 2019
The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) has announced its new board members for 2020.  The board of directors will drive CEMA’s growth, innovation, diversity and sustainability initiatives in the coming year. 2020 CEMA Board Members Chairwoman: Karen Cooper, Senior Manager Event Strategy and Development, Poly Vice Chairwoman/Chairwoman Elect: Stacey Kashubeck, Senior Director of Events, Dreamforce Production, Salesforce.com Secretary: Jim Kelley, Vice President of Marketing and Industry Relations, Fern Expo Board Members at Large: Colleen Bisconti, Vice President of Global… more
Dec 05, 2019
You may have never heard of Soundings Connect, but it’s a group you’ll want to get familiar with — and maybe even join. Founded in San Diego in 2018, it’s a network of 200 (and growing!) freelance meeting and event professionals, all of whom have experience in the fields of trade show management, meeting planning, event marketing and more. The goal of the organization is to strategically match companies in need of these services with professionals whose skill sets and talents line up with their objectives. “We focus on both hard and soft skills to ensure the right fit,” says Tracy Judge,… more
rock that says "Gratitude"
Nov 15, 2019
Gratefulness is the topic for the next #Expochat, coming up on Wednesday, Nov 20 at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by Corporate Event News’ sister publication, TSNN, #Expochat is an hour-long Twitter-based conversation covering top-of-mind topics related to the trade show industry (including exhibitors as well as show organizers and suppliers) which is held most Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. ET. #Expochat is alternately moderated by seven industry thought leaders, including Stephanie Selesnick of International Trade Information, Michael Doane with CadmiumCD, Elizabeth Johnson with glee Content Marketing,… more
Nov 12, 2019
For all the talk of living a healthy lifestyle these days, from working out in hotel gyms to eating better while on the road, sleep is an essential part of the wellness equation that often gets neglected. There are many studies that show how vital sleep can be to your overall health. Getting enough sleep bolsters your physical and mental wellbeing, helps your brain function properly and improves learning and problem solving. Being sleep deprived has been shown to increase your risk for many serious health conditions, including heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes,… more