Research and White Papers

Study: Cruise Industry Supports Sustainability

by Matt Alderton | April 07, 2017
Cruising doesn't just have bolster the economy; it might also bolster the environment, according to a new industry report.

30 Seconds to Smart: Do Organizations Use Social Media at Events?

by Michaela Christensen | April 03, 2017
We asked planners about the level of social media usage at their events.

Group Business Remains Strong Amid Weakening Hotel Market

by Matt Alderton | March 29, 2017
Committed occupancy at North American hotels is down overall, but up in the group travel segment, according to TravelClick.

Report: Planners Seek Customizable Venues

by Andrea Doyle | March 01, 2017

Convene research finds interest in virtual tour offerings and high-touch service.


30 Seconds to Smart: 2017's Most Difficult Meeting Content Challenges (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 28, 2017
We asked planners about their challenges in terms of engaging attendees.

After 25 Quarters of Growth, Exhibition Industry Contracts, CEIR Reports

by Matt Alderton | February 27, 2017
The exhibition industry contracted 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

Report: Air Travel Soared in 2016 Despite Terrorism, Politics

by Matt Alderton | February 23, 2017
Worldwide, the number of passengers traveling by air grew 5.5 percent in 2016, according to Airports Council International.

Report: Nontraditional Meeting Venues on the Rise

by Matt Alderton | February 21, 2017
A new report from Eventbrite and Peerspace explores the rising popularity of nontraditional venues, and offers tips for utilizing them.

30 Seconds to Smart: 2017's Most Difficult Meeting Hospitality Challenges (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 17, 2017
We asked planners about their negotiating challenges with hotels.

Pacific World Names Top Meeting Destinations, Trends of 2017

by Matt Alderton | February 16, 2017
Community service, second-tier destinations, and personalization are a few of the trends shaping meetings in 2017, according to Pacific World's Annual Destination Index.

New Research, Campaign Highlight Economic Impact of Hotels

by Matt Alderton | February 14, 2017
New research from the American Hotel & Lodging Association says hotels support 8 million jobs and contribute nearly $600 billion to U.S. GDP.

30 Seconds to Smart: 2017's Most Difficult Meeting Tech Challenges (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 14, 2017
We asked planners about their most difficult challenges when it comes to technology.

Webcasts

July 2014 Webcast: An Event in the Palm of Your Hand: How Mobile Technologies Are Changing Live Events

July 24 2:00 | PM Eastern   Description: An increasing number of participants are leaving their laptops at home. From attendees to exhibitors to...

December 2016: Maximize Your Event’s Sponsorship Potential

December 1 - 2pm ET  Maximize Your Event’s Sponsorship Potential   Few things are more important today than showing upper management that meetings...