Backstage

Creating Value: Partnership through the Pandemic

Necessity is the mother of all invention, and our current environment has introduced more challenges into our personal and professional lives than anyone could have predicted.    Be it as a planner, partner, or provider in the live events industry, how do we continue to provide value to our customers in a time when we cannot meet face to face? For … Read More

Future of Face-to-Face Meetings

Face-to-Face Meetings – Can They Be Replaced?

The current environment across the globe has presented the meetings and events industry with a clear focus on virtual opportunities. As a result, there are some natural questions that come to mind. Are virtual meetings the new normal? Will they ultimately replace live meetings? And, can people do without face-to-face events? The answer is understandably ... Read More

COVID Health and Safety Resources

Resources Available for Our Valued Customers and Partners

As a company, PSAV remains steadfast on delivering incredible experiences that ‘connect and inspire’ people in all of our markets and countries throughout the world. We want to reassure you that our first focus is, and will always be, the health and safety of our customers, venue partners, and team members. Our team is closely ... Read More

Woman Presenting with Confidence

Confidence: How Women Can Find it in the Meetings Industry

Happy International Women’s Day! With women making up nearly 77% of the meeting, convention, and event planning industry in the U.S.,* today is a great day for self-reflection. How did I get where I am? Where am I going? What will my future be? One of the subjects I hear the most about from women ... Read More

Virtual Meeting

Can’t Meet in Person? Bridge the Gap with a Virtual Events Team

When unexpected challenges threaten to disrupt meetings and travel plans, having a specialized team that enables you to keep event objectives on track is mission critical. Virtual events can connect your presenters and attendees online from nearly anywhere in the world. But when most people think of virtual events, they think of it from the ... Read More

Site Visit

Going on a Site Visit? Ask these 5 Key Questions!

When it’s time to select your venue, a site visit is one of the most critical steps. Not only do you get to physically step in your space and imagine your event coming to life, it’s a chance to ask the most important questions with your potential venue team. Unfortunately, so many of us are ... Read More

Internet Support

Support: What Technology Can’t Replace

In our series on event Wi-Fi, we’ve uncovered the mysteries of determining bandwidth and the infrastructure that supports it. And while those two aspects are certainly critical to the process, neither one of them would be able to function without a talented group of people pulling the strings. So, the third and final piece to ... Read More

Live from PCMA Convening Leaders 2020!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:45 pm: And that’s a wrap on another amazing PCMA Convening Leaders! We had such an incredible time seeing everyone and sharing upcoming trends for 2020. Can’t wait to do it all again next year in Houston! 10:15 am: Can’t stay long enough for a massage? Be sure to stop by ... Read More

Event Tech Trends for 2020

The Four Technology-Powered Event Trends to Know for 2020

After an exciting year, it’s that time again to consider trends we can expect to see moving forward. Advances in our industry move as quickly as the technology that powers it, and vigilance is important. We polled our experts and these are four technology-powered trends you need to follow for 2020. 1. Audience Engagement Audience ... Read More

WAP Set Up

Infrastructure: The Building Block of Event Internet

In the first post of our series on meeting Wi-Fi, we broke down bandwidth and the myths around how much you actually need for your meetings. But without a quality infrastructure, bandwidth would never reach the devices – laptops, tablets, smartphones – that we all use. In this second part of our series, we’re looking ... Read More