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PCMA readies its IMEX activities

Global industry association PCMA is inviting visitors to IMEX, 31 May-2 June, to drop by its stand F340 at the show in Frankfurt to meet the team and even schedule a meeting via: emea@pcma.org. PCMA promises many exciting offers in store at the show, including the exclusive launch of its all-new event data strategy certification. There is also a chance of winning a year’s free membership with PCMA...

PCMA announces keynote for Convening EMEA in Vienna

PCMA has announced Gerd Leonhard will keynote its Convening EMEA conference, at Vienna’s Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Centre 28-30, September 2022. Leonhard is considered by PCMA to be one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers worldwide. “I really look forward to sharing my thoughts on the future at the PCMA’s Convening EMEA event in beautiful Vienna. I believe that the future is bet...

PCMA Asia Pacific announces new Regional Advisory Board as it re-designs Convening APAC

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Asia Pacific managing director Florence Chua has announced a 2022 Regional Advisory Board made up of 15 of the association’s members. They will act as regional-local ambassadors as PCMA APAC tunes up engagement in the region. The association is also preparing to launch its fully re-designed Convening APAC – an omnichannel experience set for...

More events industry associations, including EIC and MPI, condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine  

Several events industry associations, including the Events Industry Council (EIC) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have condemned the war in Ukraine and released statements on the ongoing situation. The Washington D.C-based EIC, a federation of more than 30 organisations in the events industry, said it “strongly denounces the war in Ukraine and condemns the clear violation of internat...

Industry associations PCMA and ICCA release statements on the war in Ukraine

The PCMA released, 1 March, the following:   Statement from the PCMA on the unfolding situation in Ukraine and Eastern Europe Now, more than ever, the world must come together. The unprovoked and unjustified attacks on the people of Ukraine prove that we, as a society, have more work to do. Social injustice — war — has no place, anywhere. We support UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres’ posi...

Broadcast journalist Mimi Kwa to host AIME 2022 Knowledge Programme

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced the speaker line-up and the official themes behind its 2022 Knowledge Programme, 21-23 March 2021. Delivered in partnership with Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Meetings & Events Australia (MEA), the AIME Knowledge Programme is a curated mix of keynote and breakout sessions. The three core themes behind t...

PCMA confirms Vienna for Convening EMEA 2022

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), fresh from holding its annual Convening Leaders 2022 event in Las Vegas, has announced that ‘Convening EMEA’ is set to return in Vienna, Austria, 28-30 September 2022. The event is an omnichannel platform for EMEA business event leaders and creatives. Initially launched as the ‘European Influencer Summit’ in 2017, PCMA has since rebranded ...

PCMA launches digital experience for Convening Leaders 2022

Convention Management Association (PCMA) has curated a digital programme for meetings and events professionals to experience Convening Leaders 2022 (CL22) happening in Las Vegas 9–12 January, with on-demand access. The digital programme features four main stage speakers who will challenge new ways of doing business, finding ways to drive commerce while building on community, and advice to leverage...

Annalisa Ponchia nominated to PCMA International Board

Annalisa Ponchia, innovation and customer experience director at AIM Group International, has been nominated a member of the International Board of Directors at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). An expert professional in the events industry for more than 30 years, Ponchia is the first Italian to take part in the highest governance level of PCMA and will join the Board from...

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...