Survey Sheds Light on Event Industry Food Waste

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 15 Oct

New research conducted by Lime Venue Portfolio, in partnership with BCD Meetings and Events, has underlined the need for the event industry to take a

Advice for Planners Forced to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 7 Oct

Here are some recent tips from planners on the PCMA Catalyst forum on how to more reliably estimate numbers for F&B events.

This Hotel Group Is Going Beef-Free to Help Save the Amazon Rainforest

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 30 Sep

Eaton DC, a hotel for activists, has decided to go beef-free for the months of September and October 2019 as part of an initiative benefitting Amazon

Essential Food & Drink Experiences

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 27 Sep

Weaving local flavors into your event can help attendees experience and enjoy the destination even more. Happily, Seattle is known for its array of r

Webinar: Key Performance Indicators: Tools to Ensure the Health of Your Travel Program
Webinar: Key Performance Indicators: Tools to Ensure the Health of Your Travel Program

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 26 Sep

Data today can take into account financial indicators, safety, and even employee satisfaction. This session includes a review of the data, and a demo

What Blended Burgers Top James Beard Foundation Challenge?
What Blended Burgers Top James Beard Foundation Challenge?

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 25 Sep

In a food sustainability push, the fifth annual Blended Burger Project challenged chefs to mix veggies into their burgers, choosing five winning blen

Are These Edible Meal Trays the Future of Dining?

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 25 Sep

Partially-edible meal trays, cutlery made from coconut shells, and drink containers made from soluble seaweed could be the future of a more eco-frien

Buenos Aires to Host '50 Best' Restaurant Event

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 24 Sep

The Argentinian capital's dining scene will be in the spotlight when Latin America's food glitterati arrive next month for a three-day '50 Best' rest

Chef Offers Tips for Planners When Working With F&B Partners

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 24 Sep

While planners ask a lot of questions, Vancouver Convention Centre executive chef Mark Massicotte said, they're not always the right ones. Here's wha

Sommelier Certification Pairs Well With Chef's Convention Center Role

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 24 Sep

Vancouver Convention Centre's executive chef Mark Massicotte is ready to put his sommelier certification to work as a "one-stop shopping" spot for F&

Sheraton Redesigning Its Club Lounge
Sheraton Redesigning Its Club Lounge

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 19 Sep

The revamped Sheraton Club Lounge will be an "open and purposefully designed" space at the lobby level where guests can "work, meet, gather, and rela

Making Plant-Based Event F&B Possible

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 18 Sep

Sure, Virginia produces some fine hams. But at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, it's not all about the meat. Here's how one center is responding

Bon Appetit Unveils the Year's 10 'Best' New Restaurants

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 17 Sep

L.A.'s Konbi, with Japanese and French influences, is in the top spot and a nthis yearranks second.

Five New Trends Shaping Food and Beverage Industry

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 16 Sep

The right kind of food and beverage helps in making a lasting impact on event attendees.

How to Make Non-Drinkers Feel Welcome at Your Events

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 10 Sep

It's predicted that more of your attendees will want to be served alcohol-free beverages at your networking receptions and meal events. Here's how to

What Are the Top F&B Trends for 2020?

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 10 Sep

The hotel development and management company forecasts continued popularity of CBD products, plant-based menus, and jackfruit, among, other trends.

Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards Delivers Healthy Dose of Fitness
Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards Delivers Healthy Dose of Fitness

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 6 Sep

The newly opened Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards feels less like a hotel than a swanky fitness center where you happen to also be able to get a good night

Be Part of the Energy: 3 Ways to Make Your Calgary Event Healthier

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 27 Aug

With plenty of green spaces and miles of pedestrian pathways, Calgary makes it easy to jump on the fit meetings trend.

Innovation Meets Health Care

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 27 Aug

Seattle's boundary-pushing attitude stretches far beyond e-commerce, coffee, and software. The remarkable medical research and health care community

Global Food Trends of Today and Tomorrow on Display

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 23 Aug

Anuga, the world's largest food fair that takes place biennially in Cologne, will mark its 100th anniversary Oct. 5-9. Here are nine food and beverag

Every Step of the Way
Every Step of the Way

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 19 Aug

During a Hamburg fam trip, Convene's David McMillin and event professionals, guided by a chef, shopped for and prepared a meal. Here's what he learne

IBA's Welcome Party Entices All 5 Senses

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 12 Aug

AIM Group International creates gala dinner for International Bar Association that gives each of the 4,000 attendees a personalized experience.

At Cocktails' Biggest Conference, the Discussion Turns to Not Drinking

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 5 Aug

The mocktail bar at this year's event was part of the "Beyond the Bar" series, a content track at the conference focused on wellness, which includes

Chef Recommends Flexibility When Fulfilling Special Meal Requests
Chef Recommends Flexibility When Fulfilling Special Meal Requests

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 31 Jul

Gone are the days when 'special request' meant 'the fruit plate and steamed veggies,' says Austin Convention Center's executive chef. Here's what he'

How Do You Handle Special-Meal Requests?
How Do You Handle Special-Meal Requests?

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 31 Jul

With a growing number of special-meal requests, meeting planners are getting creative to accommodate the needs and preferences of attendees with food

How the World's Best Restaurant Completed its Renovation

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 30 Jul

As an episode in the "7 Days Out" Netflix documentary series showed, sometimes the most complicated projects rely on a simple tool for success.