Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Rocky Mountain Chapter: May Educational Program - "Trends in the Meeting Industry"

Presented By PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter

Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, Colorado

May 09, 2013 4:30 PM UTC

Register Online: https://www.etouches.com/rmpcmamay2013

That our world has changed these past several years is an obvious understatement. With the increasing scrutiny and the unfortunate negative perception of meetings in general (remember those $17 muffins??) what will the field of meeting planning look like in the years ahead? Indeed, will there even be a meetings industry?

Couple that with the public’s concern and the misguided belief that meetings are wasteful of time and money, one does wonder what’s ahead?

With still-decreasing budgets and still-increasing travel and safety concerns, what do the trend-spotters see for our future? How will this affect our own meetings? 

Well, there is light at the end of that tunnel! And we’ll show you that brighter days are ahead. You’ll learn that futurists don’t really “predict” the future, but rather “project” the future based on trendlines that we see on a daily basis.

In this fun, fast-paced session, we’ll be discussing such items Accountability (ROI), Balance,  Changing Demographics, Sustainability and a host of others as they pertain to our personal, professional and global responsibilities. In this interactive program, you’ll not only learn the “top ten” trends for our meetings industry, but more importantly do some “blue-sky” thinking to identify those areas that most impact your own areas of special interest.

Learner Outcomes:

As a result of attending this program, you will:

1. Identify the top ten trends impacting the meetings industry 

2. Target in on three trends that most affect your job

3. Develop an action plan to address those challenges

About Our Speaker:

Edward E. Scannell, CMP, CSP, has been reporting on industry trends for the past several years and has presented this program to several HSAMI, MPI and PCMA chapters in the states  and  provinces. Active in MPI , Ed served as MPI’s International President in 190-91 and was named MPI’s International Planner of the year in 1995. He was inducted into the CIC Hall of Leaders for 2007.

A member of the World Future Society, Ed is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Professional  Development and Training in Scottsdale, AZ. He has written or co-authored twenty books including McGraw-Hill’s Games Trainers Play series which has sold over a million copies around the world.

Take advantage of our special pricing offered for this event.  Bring a planner guest with you and pay only $55 (a savings of $10-$20) for both registrations



Thursday, May 9, 2013

11:30 am - Registration/Networking/Member Orientation

12:00 pm - Educational Session Begins 

1:30 - Program Ends

Member: $35
Member Supplier and Planner Guest: $55
Member 10+: $25
Non-Member: $45
Student: $12

*Fees will increase $10 for all categories, except students, on May 7th.
Cancellations received in writing by May 6th are eligible for a full refund.
After May 6th, no refunds will be offered. Cancellation notice must be
emailed to rocky.mountain.chapter@pcma.org.

Registrations after May 7th must be made on-site.  

This session qualifies for .1 CEUs. If you are a PCMA member, your attendance will be 
documented and recorded by PCMA Headquarters for your convenience.



Continuing Education Credit