IHG Is the Latest Hotel Company to Aid On-Site Covid Testing


IHG, whose meetings-focused brands include InterContinental, Kimpton, Regent, and Crowne Plaza, has announced a partnership with Wellness 4 Humanity to provide and administer rapid on-site covid testing for corporate and association meetings at more than 70 properties in the United States.

Denzil Rankine: ‘We Have an Extraordinary Journey in This Industry’

PCMA Convene

What would you say is the biggest challenge for a traditional association meeting planner? 1 skillset is no longer your food and beverage and your contracting of the venue and so on. We’ll find that we don’t just necessarily have annual meetings.

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Convene’s 27th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

When we invited event professionals to participate in this Annual Meetings Market Survey in November, the U.S. There were a few negative changes between the results for this year and last year’s survey —convention/meeting budgets decreased by 1 percent compared to a positive increase of nearly 2 percent in the previous survey, and total exhibition square footage shrank by 20 percent — but these drops can be attributed to different respondent groups between the two years.

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Convene Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary

PCMA Convene

I n a real sense, Convene , which was launched in 1986, grew up alongside the meetings profession. As late as 1980, there was no textbook on meeting or exposition management and only one accredited college program devoted to its practice, former Convene editor Peter Shure pointed out in a 2003 story in the magazine. For decades, membership in PCMA had been a closed circle, limited to medical-meeting professionals. A Meeting Runs on Its Stomach. “As

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