Optimize Your Experience with Corporate Event & Meeting Agencies

01/28/2015

Ever wonder what your planning agency associate is really thinking? Earlier this month, Helms Briscoe and NYC &Co gathered at Convene’s Grand Central conference center for a panel discussion on “How Best to Work with Helms Briscoe.” The panelists featured at the event were a group of Helms Briscoe associates and each one gave the audience a […]

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2014 Year in Review

01/05/2015

As a new year begins, we wanted to take a look back on the incredible year we have had as a company. Here’s a look at some of Convene’s successful accomplishments in 2014.

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Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions in the Meetings and Events Industry

12/18/2014

Making a New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to themselves to improve something in the year ahead. We wanted to know what was important to meeting and event planners so we asked some industry professionals what their resolutions were for 2015. The top 3 answers by meeting and event […]

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The Fewer Requests Attendees Need to Make, the Better Their Experience

12/04/2014

Convene was featured in the recent Fall 2014 issue of Facilities & Destinations, “the most comprehensive tool for association and corporate planners.” The article discusses anticipatory service, from a supplier perspective, and what it means for meeting planners, venues, and attendees. Read the full article below “People are more likely to do without a much needed resource than ask– […]

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Food to Fuel Your Meeting Participants

11/21/2014

When it comes to planning an off-site meeting or corporate event, planners sometimes get talked into choosing meals for their attendees that aren’t always the “perfect” options. Hotels and conference centers will often times serve foods that include heavy  pastas, meaty dishes, and carbohydrates as these menu options usually cost the least to produce and are the easiest […]

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The EventTech Podcast: John Federico with Chris Kelly at Techsytalk

11/11/2014

Our President and Co-Founder, Chris Kelly, sat down with John Federico of EventHero to discuss meetings at Techsytalk 2014. Watch John’s interview with Chris at our 32 Old Slip location as they talk about Convene’s understanding of all things meetings. Turning the “Conference Center” Upside Down  “So put really, really, really simply, Convene’s goal is to be […]

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Creating Value Through Placemaking

11/03/2014

Office spaces that engage employees by creating unique experiences create value and function as a strategic business asset rather than just a workspace. Picture: Airbnb’s headquarters, designed by Gensler. Image © Jasper Sanidad  By Thomas Vecchione, Principal, Gensler Guest blogger Tom Vecchione discusses how premium design creates premium value and how the coming Millennial workforce will […]

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The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Advances Social Enterprise

09/19/2014

Convene recently attended an event at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) building in New York and we were blown away by the company’s innovative space. CSI is a coworking office, community center, and “launchpad for people who are changing the world” that started back in 2004 in Toronto.   Their New York location (inside […]

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Convene’s Hierarchy of Meeting Needs

09/10/2014

In his book Direct from Dell, founder and CEO Michael Dell claimed that to become a success, “You just need a framework and a dream.” At Convene, we’re always looking for frameworks that allow us to better communicate to our customers what we do, why we do it, and how we do it better. One […]

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Designing the Perfect Meeting: An Interview with Mary Boone

08/28/2014

Mary Boone is an award-winning author, speaker, and consultant who specializes in meeting design and collaboration. Her company, Boone Associates (based in Essex, CT), is a leading authority on high performance collaboration and engagement. We sat down with Mary to discuss what it means to engage in “high performance collaboration” and to get her expert […]

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