Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

February 11 2015

February Recap

Charlene Lopez
A Glimpse into the Crystal Ball/The State of the Meetings Industry for 2015

Over 139 attendees joined us for our 2015 February Educational Program, which was hosted at the ON Event Services facility and catered by LowCountry Catering. It was our most well-attended program to date. Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA; Chris Collinson, President, Collinson Media & Events; David Dubois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, President and CEO, IAEE; and Phelps Hope, CMP, Senior Vice President, Meetings and Expositions, Kellen Company participated in an exciting discussion moderated by Bruce MacMillan, CA, CEO, Bandwidth Management. The session focused on risks taken by the panelists in the recent past, results of those risks, new trends within the hospitality industry, and what skills will be needed in order to be successful as our industry continues to grow and change.  During the networking reception ON Event Services highlighted some of the latest technologies in the event industry.

We are grateful to our generous sponsors including ON Event Services, LowCountry Catering, MW&A Transportation and Events, Jekyll Island Authority, Prism Technologies and Northlight Photography.  Many others contributed to our success, such as Event Rentals Unlimited, Juice Studios, Doubletree Druid Hills, Classic Tents & Events, Quest Drape, Shepard Exposition Services, Total Plant and Floral Service and Cherry Convention Services, Inc.