News & Articles - Professional Convention Management Association

  • 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…

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  • PCMA announces proposed slate of 2016 Board Officers and Directors

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee, chaired by Johnnie White, 2014 past Chair of the Board, recently met and reviewed a number of stellar nominee applications for the 2016 open board officers and directions positions. After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2016 PCMA Board of Directors. According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate is to be sent to the membership…

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  • PCMA hires Arlis Whalum as Chief Financial Officer

    The Professional Convention Management Association [PCMA] has announced the hiring of Arlis Whalum, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer. Whalum brings with her an impressive résumé of 17 years of progressively growing financial and operational experience with an $18 million non-profit association, as well as Big 4 CPA and Fortune 500 experience. She will be a key figure in the strategic planning activities of the organization and responsible for translating these big picture initiatives into workable systems for day-to-day operations. “Arlis…

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  • IAEE, PCMA and The Experience Institute team up on comprehensive study of meeting attendee behaviours behind the Decision to Attend

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and The EXPERIENCE Institute® have collaborated on in-depth research that studies attendee behaviour and the influencing factors when choosing the exhibitions, meetings and events in which they will attend. The Decision to Attend Study – Phase One report is now available for download from the IAEE website, the PCMA website and The EXPERIENCE Institute®’s website. “This is a powerful collaboration among organizations whose members rely on the…

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  • PCMA releases the sixth edition of Professional Meeting Management hardcover resource

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) recently announced the publication of their new and updated Professional Meeting Management, 6th Edition; A Guide to Meetings, Conventions, and Events (PMM6). PMM6, first published in 1984, is the meeting industry’s leading reference publication – designed for students in undergraduate and certificate programs, as well as meeting professionals preparing for the CMP Certification Examination. This new edition was developed utilizing subject matter experts and research which was supported by the PCMA Education Foundation, in…

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  • Two Canadians winners in PCMA 20 in their Twenties program

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the 2015 class for their 20 in their twenties program, with two winners from Canada taking honours. 20 in their twenties program, supported by the Austin Convention & 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 the industry and carry it into the future. “We are privileged…

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  • PCMA announces proposed slate of 2015 board officers and directors

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee, chaired by Kent Allaway, 2013 past Chair of the Board, met on August 21 in Chicago, IL, and reviewed, in detail, a number of stellar nominee applications for the 2015 open board officers and directions positions. After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2015 PCMA Board of Directors. According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate…

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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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