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Condoleezza Rice to close PCMA’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco

Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State (2005-2009), will anchor the concluding session to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders, which takes place 5-8 January 2020 in San Francisco, USA.

Lessons learned around the world

PCMA VP for Global Growth and Innovation, Michelle Crowley, passes on to CMW some crucial lessons learned from an international meetings career.

Ex-MPI chief to head PCMA marketing push

Bruce MacMillan, ex-CEO of Meeting Professionals International and Tourism Toronto, is to join international industry association PCMA as Chief Marketing Officer, effective 2 September. The Chicago-based organisation also announced Michelle Crowley as its first Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, effective immediately. MacMillan, currently CEO of Visit DFW (a consumer content marketing venture ...

PCMA Announces 2019 Global Business Events Executive of the Year

PCMA presented its 2019 Global Business Events Executive of the Year award to Carola van der Hoeff, chief operating officer and congress director at International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). The annual award was presented during the IMEX Gala Dinner in Frankfurt on 22 May. Van der Hoeff was recognised for her extensive experience and impact in the association and conference management industr...

Big ideas lined up for 2019 PCMA EduCon in L.A.

‘Street scientist’ Sara Ross, and songwriters John Ondrasik and Ciaran Gribbin are to speak at global industry association PCMA’s 2019 EduCon, in Los Angeles in June. Organisers promise the conference will deliver personalised education content with actionable outcomes, networking opportunities and fresh approaches to solving industry issues as they continue to engage leaders from both within and ...

PCMA to continue to ‘Disrupt and Deliver’ at European Influencers Summit

Global meetings industry association, PCMA is again inviting hundreds of professionals to analyse and discuss issues facing EMEA’s meetings and conventions industry at its European Influencers Summit scheduled 22-24 September in Barcelona. The ‘Disrupt + Deliver’ theme introduced in January at 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be continued in Barcelona. “Our goal is to g...

2018 PCMA Chairman’s Award goes to…PCMA!

Claire Smith, Chair of PCMA’s Board of Directors, presented the 2018 Chairman’s Award at the Convening Leaders event in Pittsburgh to the association’s own staff, for hard work and dedication. “Last year was exciting, yet challenging, for the organisation as it embarked on a journey of self-reflection and realignment towards achieving our vision,” Smith said. “But PCMA employees persevered and emb...

German Convention Bureau releases ‘Future Meetings Space’ research

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) presented the results of the second phase of its ‘Future Meetings Space’ research project recently, at the 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders conference. The research provides insights into attendee types and success factors, as well as recommendations for action. The core question in the report was ‘How to create successful events’. The answer, in a nutshell: to satisf...

Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh

Do work that matters for people who care. Create change. That’s the role of business events professionals, according to marketing guru Seth Godin who gave the keynote address to PCMA’s Convening Leaders convention in Pittsburgh, 7 January. Godin reminded the audience of what’s at the core of their work: “What you do is make stories, make a difference,” he said. The delegates celebrated the power o...

PCMA signs up to fight human trafficking

Leading industry association PCMA has committed to combat child exploitation by signing The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. In partnership with US anti-child trafficking organisation ECPAT-USA, The Code is a voluntary set of business principles that companies and organisations in the travel, business travel and tourism industries can i...

Geena Davis to deliver keynote at PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh

Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will deliver the keynote at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2019. Convening Leaders takes place 6-9 January at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. An advocate for women and expert on gender in the media, Davis joins a growing list of thought leaders and entertainers speaking at PCMA’s annual convention. Also on the roster...

PCMA sets economic progress and social prosperity as goals for first Leadership Summit

Civic and corporate leaders from four continents will gather January 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a two-day forum on how business events can create diversified and sustainable opportunities for economic and social prosperity. The 6 and 7 January programme was created by Chicago-based PCMA to bring together a core international group of association CEOs, corporate leaders and municipal lea...

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