The numbers are in and, according to PCMA’s latest annual Meetings Market Survey, the industry continued to grow in 2013. More than 400 association, independent and corporate planners completed the survey in late 2013, discussing the pluses and minuses of industry trends — attendance, budgets, exhibitors, revenues with the Professional Convention Management Association, which has been doing the […]
Meeting, convention and event planning is one of the best jobs of 2012 and should see significant growth over the next decade, according to U.S. News and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each year, U.S. News compiles a list of the best careers based on the Labor Department’s employment projections. The bureau projects meeting, convention […]
In 1994, nearly one of every 10 people traveling worldwide were headed to the United States. By 2000, the U.S. share of inbound travel had dropped from 9 percent to 7 percent; 10 years later, it was at barely 6 percent. So why has America lost 30 percent of the worldwide travel market in less […]
Need a fun signature drink for a meeting in the Big Easy? Old New Orleans Rum is locally owned and operated by artist James Michalopoulos. Four varieties are available: Crystal, Amber, Cajun Spice and the oak barrel-aged Ten Year Special Edition.
Nashville’s 2,881-room Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center will be closed until at least November due to flooding from the nearby Cumberland River. The resort, the largest meeting facility in Tennessee’s capital city, has refunded deposits made on reservations through August and moved 70,000 room nights to various hotels in the downtown area, nearby Franklin, […]
Yes, attendees, it’s OK to walk out of an educational session. In fact, I would venture to say that you owe it to yourself, the speaker and the event organizer to forego all deadly sessions in favor of ones with content and presentation styles that engage you. I know, I know, “it’s not polite.” But […]