You may be wondering, what does it look like when an annual convention returns after a one-year forced hiatus? Imagine having no contact with a friend for 14 months, but the moment you reconvene, the connection is so strong it’s as if that lapse never happened at all. Yeah, it’s kind of like that.
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Smart Meetings thought it was important to reflect on what we learned and how we changed over the past year. Following are three interviews (edited for length) as part of a series on reinventing joy during a pandemic.
Meeting professionals leading the way back to the convention center are increasingly finding themselves between a pandemic and a hard decision. To ask if attendees are vaccinated or not.
Smart Meetings sat down with Dr. Lalia Rach, founding dean of Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality at New York University and executive managing director of ALHI’s new Strategic Consulting Services, to ask what specific leadership skills will be required of meeting professionals for a positive future.
From Abu Dhabi to San Francisco, abandoned warehouses are being filled with projectors that bathe visitors in images from the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, sometimes with competing “immersive experiences” in the same city. What can meeting professionals learn from this popular pop-up social media craze?
From eco-friendly masks to TSA- and planner-approved water bottles, blankets and neck pillows, these summer essentials will help bring back meetings. Up for grabs in your June Smart Style!
Industry veterans Denzil Rankine and Marco Giberti, authors of Reinventing Live: The Always-On Future of Events, offer a to-do list for CEOs of event organizations to prepare for the future,