News & Articles - PCMA

  • Vancouver scoops two awards for conference marketing plan

    Innovative, multiplatform marketing campaign recognized by Destination Canada and BCAMA Vancouver has received two recognitions for outstanding marketing for a campaign created for the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 Convening Leaders Conference, held in January at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In mid-October, Destination Canada’s Explore Canada Awards of Excellence honoured the campaign with the “Most Innovative PR Campaign” award. According to the judges, “PR for conferences is typically boring, with formulaic videos and social media that merely shares and retweets…

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  • PCMA announces proposed 2017 Board Officers and Directors

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee met on August 23, in Chicago, IL and reviewed, in detail, a number of stellar nominee applications for the 2017 open board officers and directors positions. After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2017 PCMA Board of Directors. According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate is to be sent to the membership by Oct. 1.…

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  • Meeting professionals’ salary survey results say planners got smaller pay raises than last year

    According to PCMA Convene’ s 2016 Annual Salary Survey, while nearly three-quarters of meeting professionals received a raise over the past 12 months, it was significantly smaller than the average increase they reported in last year’s survey. This month, PCMA published the results of its annual Salary Survey, which has served as an industry benchmark for several decades. The results of the 2016 survey – completed by more than 400 association, corporate, and independent meeting professionals in March – reveal…

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  • PCMA releases 25th Annual Meetings Market Survey results

    An optimistic Meetings Market Survey is joined by the all-new Convene podcast PCMA has had a busy month — releasing its 25th annual Meetings Market Survey and debuting a new podcast. The 2016 Meetings Market Survey — based on a comprehensive survey of nearly 450 meeting professionals about event size, budgets, and much more — offers solidly positive results from events conducted in 2015 and an optimistic outlook for meetings and conventions in the coming year. Key findings include a…

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  • More work, more pay: Meeting professionals’ salaries continue to rise

    According to PCMA Convene’s 2015 Annual Salary Survey, nearly 80 per cent of meeting professionals have earned a significant pay raise — an average increase of seven per cent — within the last year. This month, PCMA Convene magazine published the results of its annual Salary Survey, which has served as an industry benchmark for several decades. The results of this year’s survey — completed by 340 association, corporate, and independent meeting professionals in March — reveal that their average…

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  • PCMA releases 24th annual Meetings Market Survey

    This month, PCMA Convene magazine published the results of its 24th annual Meetings Market Survey. Long considered a barometer of the meetings industry, the survey this year showed that key indicators of the industry’s health — attendance, budgets, exhibitors, and revenues — are positive. Of the 500-plus association, independent, and corporate planners who completed the latest Meetings Market Survey in late 2014, nearly half experienced an increase in attendance at their 2014 flagship event and 38 per cent expected their…

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  • PCMA transforms traditional education model at Toronto conference

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will be experimenting with a live case study in content delivery at the PCMA Education Conference in Toronto, June 22-25, 2014. The first day of the conference will follow a more traditional design format with general session speakers and breakout sessions. The second day is when PCMA will unleash its new open-spaced learning format, developed in collaboration with George P. Johnson. One room will play host to the entire conference day, with nine separate…

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  • Raises are more widespread among meeting professionals

    According to PCMA Convene’s 2014 Annual Salary Survey, more than three-quarters of meeting professionals have earned a raise so far this year — but it’s nearly two-thirds less than the pay increase they received in 2013. This month, PCMA Convene magazine published the results of its annual Salary Survey, which has served as an industry benchmark for several decades. The results of this year’s survey — completed by 371 association, corporate, and independent meeting professionals in March — reveal that…

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  • Meeting professionals expect a stronger year ahead

    Respondents to PCMA survey report continued improvement in key meeting metrics and higher expectations for 2014 — although challenges remain. This month, PCMA Convene magazine published the results of its annual Meetings Market Survey, which has been considered an industry benchmark for the past 23 years. While the survey in recent years has included questions about other forces impacting the industry (the use of social media and virtual events, for example), it has cast a spotlight on the key metrics…

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  • Helping stakeholders see the big picture of meetings value

    Amid today’s challenging climate of economic uncertainty, more and more discussion about meetings and events is taking place in the corporate boardroom, where senior management teams are assessing the value those meetings bring to their business. For a professional meeting planner, knowing how to prove the value of tangible and intangible returns on a stakeholder’s investment is an enviable skill. Establishing the inherent value of meetings and how they tie in to corporate objectives is a critical component of the planning process, giving you the power to leverage that information with senior management and helping to justify their meetings investment.

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