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PCMA’s Convening EMEA set for Lausanne link up

International meetings industry association PCMA’s Convening EMEA conference takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland, 17–19 October with organisers saying the event will be one of celebration and exploration. The agenda promises to show a pathway forward for business events. The Convening EMEA programme will explore and interconnect three key themes: Talent, ROI and Future of the Business Events Indu...

New PCMA appointments to lead expansion in APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions

Global industry association PCMA announced, 29 July, a new and expanded leadership structure designed to support business events communities throughout the APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions. President and CEO, Sherrif Karamat, said: “There has never been a greater need for people and communities everywhere to come together to confront our economic and social challenges.” With the intention of growing P...

Marriott International and PCMA collaborate to offer Digital Event Strategist certification

Marriott International and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) have announced a collaboration to provide the Asia Pacific region’s business events community access to PCMA’s Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification course. Meeting professionals will have the opportunity to be certified upon booking at participating Marriott Bonvoy Events across Asia Pacific. Digital and h...

PCMA, STB and UFI launch White Paper to reimagine the future of business events

Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and global association of the exhibition industry UFI have jointly launched a White Paper titled ‘Reimagining Business Events – Through COVID-19 and Beyond’. The report highlights key pillars and case studies to support industry transformation, with signs of strong recovery in the Asia-Pacific and a greater appeti...

Community connection

PCMA is partnering with Melbourne-based MICE industry tradeshow AIME to power its Knowledge Programme for the 2022 event. CMW speaks to show director Silke Calder and to PCMA’s MD for the APAC region, Karen Bolinger.   AIME and PCMA have worked collaboratively across many projects over the past few years. AIME director Silke Calder says the ethos of the Melbourne show’s Knowledge Programme, p...

PCMA launches APAC-specific digital event course

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has adapted its Digital Event Strategist course specifically for the APAC region. The revised course will now cater specifically for APAC business events and marketing professionals planning a hybrid or digital meeting. Regional experts will be available to answer questions and share their local experience. The APAC experts provide “expert ...

AIME announces PCMA as official partner for 2022 Knowledge Programme

Melbourne-based meetings industry show Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), has announced, 14 April, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) as its official partner for the event’s 2022 Knowledge Programme. PCMA, the world’s largest network of business events strategists, will support the delivery of AIME’s most challenging Knowledge Programme to date. It is eagerly...

Singapore PET project to facilitate resumption of large MICE events from 24 April

Larger B2B events are set to return to Singapore under a new pre-event testing (PET) framework announced by Singapore’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF). MICE events for up to 750 attendees will be permitted to resume at selected business settings from 24 April 2021, provided safety protocols are in place. This represents an increase from the current limit of 250 attendees. The MTF announcement of t...

PCMA prepares for return of events with new hires

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has appointed a new senior manager for events and community, as well as a marketing and partnerships manager. Olivia Galun (pictured centre) takes over the former role, with 25 years of business events experience including managing marketing and event operations for IAPCO. Stephanie Geddis (pictured right) takes over the latter role. Geddis...

Scotland: the European flower of PCMA membership

Scotland has the largest membership in PCMA’s EMEA region. Head of Business Events at VisitScotland, Neil Brownlee explains the importance of that partnership:   Since 2012, VisitScotland Business Events has been a strategic partner of global events association PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), headquartered in Chicago, US. Scotland now has the largest membership in PCMA’...

PCMA announces Olympic movement in EMEA for October 2021

Global meetings industry association PCMA has announced it will stage a new omnichannel event, Convening EMEA, for business event leaders and professionals. The association confirmed Lausanne, Switzerland will host the inaugural event, 17-19 October 2021. Switzerland Tourism, the International Olympic Committee and Lausanne Tourism are all backing the event, with support from Lausanne Montreux Con...

PCMA’s CL21 opens up its omnichannel showcase via MBS Singapore’s Global Broadcast Center

PCMA’s Convening Leaders (CL21) has kicked off, 11-15 January, this year as a global omnichannel showcase of business events.  Audiences this year have the flexibility to participate how and where they choose. While Houston, Texas, had initially been chosen to host the in-person event, the spread of the Covid pandemic, meant that PCMA moved to connect its CL21 participants in different regions/cou...

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