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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...

PCMA acquires Corporate Event Marketing Association

Professional convention management association, PCMA has announced it has acquired, 8 December, the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a community for event marketers. It becomes a wholly-owned division of PCMA. The deal between the two organisations was signed after members of CEMA voted overwhelmingly in favour of the acquisition by PCMA. Based in Sacramento, California, CEMA began ov...

Mixed Reality addition to Marina Bay Sands Hybrid Broadcast Studio toolbox showcased in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands rolled out Mixed Reality (MR) capabilities at its state-of-the-art Hybrid Broadcast Studio at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 26 November. The glimpse into a new future for our industry was offered both online and live during Singapore’s first hybrid travel tradeshow, TravelRevive. CMW’s editor was on the spot in Marina Bay Sands to see the demonstration of the MR technology set...

PCMA Compass points to business events economic recovery in Q3 2022, with APAC set to lead the way

Global stakeholder research from industry association PCMA’s Business Events Compass finds that Asia Pacific (APAC) is leading the way to recovery and short-term pivots to digital events are fuelling long-term innovation. These are two of the conclusions from the Compass update, which forms an actionable framework of insights and strategies for businesses during the pandemic and beyond. The best c...

Inaugural PCMA Convening Asia Pacific announces speakers and programme for November

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced the speakers and programme for its inaugural hybrid event, Convening Asia Pacific: The Global Recovery Forum. The programme will feature panels, seminars and workshops. Speakers include: Nicki Kenyon, board member for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and marketing and growth strategist; Rebecca Hallett, APAC head of event...

PCMA announces new European business director

Following an extensive global search, PCMA president and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE announced, 16 September, the hiring of Jaime Bennett (pictured) as the association’s new business director, EMEA. She takes up the post on 21 September. “PCMA can and must support business events stakeholders in EMEA as they come to grips with the challenges of post-pandemic recovery”, said Karamat. “Jaime is an ackn...

PCMA launches forum to support business events industry recovery

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is to host a one-day hybrid event to help event professionals and businesses through the industry’s recovery phase. Convening Asia Pacific – The Global Recovery Forum, will be held at ICC Sydney on 10 November and available online, and will feature workshops that aim to help attendees build practical skills and knowledge. PCMA managin...

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