Author archive for Rachel Boucher

March 17, 2024

Q&A: 10 Minutes with Zac Kelley of Zimmer Biomet

You might compare Zac Kelley’s role as manager of convention services and third-party events for Zimmer Biomet, a medical technology provider of orthopedic care, to that of a head of an operating room. It involves planning and coordination, communication with internal stakeholders, vendor relationships, on-site setup and logistics, and post-event evaluations. And when it comes...

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March 7, 2024

Five Brand Campaigns and Experiences for International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day is here, the annual global celebration of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, but since the very first IWD celebration in 1911, it has never been “owned” by any specific group, government, network or company. It’s a day that...

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March 4, 2024

Industry Perspectives: Meet XARA, the AI Intern at Jack Morton

They can’t fetch a coffee order, but they can probably whip up a recipe that’ll change your ordering habits forever… in seconds. Jack Morton’s innovation practice, Jack X, is diving into the possibilities and intricacies of AI’s impact on creativity, marketing and business as it welcomed on Feb. 26 its first AI-generated virtual intern, XARA,...

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February 22, 2024

Four Business Travel Trends and Forecasts Impacting Events in 2024

Your attendee travelers are eager to hit the road, but thanks in part to economic challenges like inflation, companies are cutting back on T&E. Those able to travel freely are combining remote work with longer leisure trips. Higher air fares are replacing the flight delay challenges of 2023. And amid it all, sustainability watchdogs are...

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February 15, 2024

2024 Food & Beverage Trends to Inspire Your Event Menus

If it feels like you’ve suddenly become surrounded by foodies, you’re not alone. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2024 “What’s Hot Culinary Forecast,” social media is influencing how consumers cook, eat and interact with restaurants. And it’s now an essential ingredient to culinary professionals’ work, whether it’s incorporating social media trends into dishes or...

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