• Trend-Spotting with Eye-Catching Faves

     
    POSTED July 1, 2019
     

    Stay ahead of the curve with these crowd-searched trends and topics.

  • Trend-Spotting with Eye-Catching Faves

     
    POSTED July 1, 2019
     

    Stay ahead of the curve with these crowd-searched trends and topics.

  • Trend-Spotting with Eye-Catching Faves

     
    POSTED July 1, 2019
     

    Stay ahead of the curve with these crowd-searched trends and topics.

  • Trend-Spotting with Eye-Catching Faves

     
    POSTED July 1, 2019
     

    Stay ahead of the curve with these crowd-searched trends and topics.

Armed with insights from more than 250 million monthly user searches, Pinterest takes the guesswork out of trend tracking with its official 100 Pinterest trends for 2019 report. From travel destinations on the rise to the superfoods fueling new F&B concepts, current trends with staying power and soon-to-be stars give planners a sneak peek into event intelligence about the near future. Keep an eye out for a few of these eye-catching faves.

PHOTOBOMB: For instant intrigue, smoke bombs are on the rise. Opt for a simple white haze to create an unexpected dramatic moment or tailor the smoky eff ect with bursts of bright plumes for a playful photo backdrop.

GLOW UP: From cheeky custom messaging and unexpected branding opportunities to glowing photo backdrops and colorful uplighting, neon takes center stage to create the perfect pop of color.

UNEXPECTED ANTIDOTE: Well-known for its medicinal qualities, the elderberry is the new superfruit. With plenty of vitamin C, antioxidants and anti-infl ammatory qualities, this berry adds a healthy boost to meeting break smoothies, multi-hued salads and creative cocktails.

HIGH RISE: Greenery is always a welcome addition to any event space, but living walls are having a moment. Transform raw or blank spaces with fl oor-toceiling vertical gardens for a lush urban jungle aesthetic.

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.