PCMA hires new Global Vice President of Business Development

PCMA has appointed Marco Bloemendaal as Global Vice President of Business Development.

PCMA announces Vegas and Columbus as hosts for Convening Leaders

Global industry association for event professionals, PCMA, has announced that its flagship Convening Leaders event will be hosted at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas in 2022, and in Columbus, Ohio in 2023.

PCMA announces ‘20 in Their Twenties’ class of 2020

PCMA has identified 20 of the brightest and most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders for its annual “20 in Their Twenties” class.

Former NASA flight director to speak at PCMA Convening Leaders

Gene Kranz, who was the Chief Flight Director for the Apollo 11 moon landing, will be a keynote speaker at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference.

PCMA’s European Influencers Summit returns

PCMA claims that its 2019 European Influencers Summit saw a 49% increase in attendance. The event, which took place 22-24 September, hosted 237 organisations from 37 countries. The event was hosted by Barcelona Convention Bureau, Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) and the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona. At the event, industry leaders explored how business events could potentially dri...

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...

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