News & Articles - Professional Convention Management Association

  • Six marketing tips to promote your next event

    By Brent Taylor Let’s talk marketing. It seems today that there is a plethora of marketing materials, opinions and experts advising us on how to best market any product or service we have to offer. Why is that? Why is there so much attention being given to marketing? I recently read Seth Godin’s books, All Marketers are Liars and Purple Cow. I recommend both these books along with Simon Sinek’s Start with Why. I was intrigued by what Godin identifies as…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • PCMA announces proposed 2018 Board Officers and Directors

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee met on August 25, in Chicago, IL, to determine the final slate from the extraordinary nominee applications for the 2018 open board officer and director positions. After vigilant due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2018 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.…

    Breaking News, Career Development, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre president and CEO honoured with PCMA Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) congratulates Barry Smith, President and CEO, on being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation at the 2017 Visionary Awards in Washington, D.C. Smith is one of the first Canadians to ever receive this prestigious award, which recognizes inspirational leaders for their extraordinary contributions to the business events industry. The award acknowledges Barry as an industry pioneer who has earned a strong reputation for successfully attracting international business…

    Award Recognition, Breaking News, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • 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.…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community, Moves & Changes, People & Profiles

  • PCMA launches CMP Exam Prep App

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced today the launch of their new CMP Exam Prep App, powered by SpotMe. The CMP study app is an add-on to the recently released updated CMP Online Prep Course. Dedicated to elevating the role of event organizers, PCMA believes that with tough travelling schedules, a first of its kind on-the-go solution opens an opportunity for more professionals to earn their designation. Once users have downloaded the app, they will have access to: 500…

    Breaking News, Career Development, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • Nearly 100 per cent of PCMA Conference attendees would recommend Vancouver as a meetings destination

    Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual conference considered “largest site inspection in Vancouver’s history” In January 2016, close to 4,000 meeting professionals and industry partners from around the world congregated in Vancouver for Convening Leaders, the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual professional development and networking conference. Vancouver’s hospitality industry pulled out all the stops. The post-event survey completed by attending delegates indicates the city’s stunning setting, state-of-the-art convention facilities, and highly skilled and creative hospitality community exceeded expectations. Survey…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • PCMA announces 2015 Chairman’s Award winner

    Today, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and PCMA 2015 Chair, Ray Kopcinski announced Isabel Bardinet, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology, as the winner of the 2015 Chairman’s Award. The PCMA Chairman’s Award recognizes an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to the meetings industry in the previous year. This year, Bardinet’s creativity and leadership demonstrated how meetings can leave a lasting legacy. Not only has The European Society of Cardiology grown impressively throughout…

    Award Recognition, Breaking News, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • Marriott and PCMA publish five key trends for the future of meetings

    Hospitality giant and meeting leader assemble group of influencers to determine new frontiers for the event industry What do wearables, telepresence, big data and CrossFit have in common? They’re key to leading trends that will shape how meetings could be imagined and implemented in the future. This growing focus on collaboration, wellness, and personalized technology is influencing daily living, work and the way people interact. In a world that is more social, mobile and collaborative by the day, there’s no…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • PCMA’s 20 in their twenties class of 2016 winners selected

    PCMA to honor top young professionals at Convening Leaders in Vancouver, BC, January 10 – 13, 2016 The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the 2016 class for their 20 in their twenties program. The 20 in their twenties program, supported by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Austin Convention Center, is designed to engage the best and brightest young professionals in the meetings industry by recognizing emerging leaders – and their talents – which help accelerate…

    Award Recognition, Breaking News, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • PCMA launches Business Events Series online training subscription

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced today the launch of their Business Events Series online training subscription. The interactive series offers on-demand topical training and development tools for business events professionals. Unique to the industry, PCMA will release three series modules annually – each tackling current topics relevant to the business events industry. The Digital Events module, released today, will be followed by Increased Revenues from Events in October and Concepts in Meeting Design in December. By purchasing the…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

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