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Professional Convention Management Association

Press Releases

March 05 2012



CHICAGO, IL, March 6, 2012 - PCMA Convene, the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), announced several new developments on tap in 2012 that will enhance and expand the content and design of this award-winning publication.

New Design Studio and Redesign
PCMA has signed a contract with New York City-based Point Five Design for the design and layout PCMA Convene magazine. A full-service graphic-design studio and consultancy, Point Five has built an extensive portfolio of clients for print and online projects, including Columbia Journalism Review, The Paris Review, Lapham's Quarterly, Listen magazine, and many other publications and organizations.

Point Five's work with Convene will begin with the May 2012 issue of the magazine - which also will debut a complete redesign, Convene's first in more than four years. The redesign will introduce a more vibrant, accessible look and feel designed to complement both the information-consuming habits of 21st-century readers and the other platforms on which Convene content is available.

New Convene App
Convene's new emphasis on bold, web-informed design comes on the heels of the recent launch of its iPad app. Available free in Apple's App Store, the Convene app is a smooth, seamless tool that delivers a page-for-page version of the magazine's high-level, sharply designed content. And within the next few months, Convene will introduce an app for Android tablets.

New August Issue
Both of these exciting new initiatives set the stage for yet another major initiative: the launch of a proper August issue of Convene, whose August issue previously had been the popular Meeting Sites, Cities, and Services directory. This year, Convene for the first time will publish a full-blown August issue - full of the same insightful mix of features and departments as the magazine's other 11 issues - with the directory mailing alongside it as a separate piece.

These announcements demonstrate PCMA's and Convene's continued media investment following a successful 2011. Convene was honored with awards for editorial and design excellence from Association Media & Publishing 2011 EXCEL Awards competition and the Trade, Association, and Business Publications International (TABPI) 2011 Tabbie Awards.

For more information about Convene - and to browse the magazine's archives - visit www.pcma.org/convene

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About Professional Convention Management Association
PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,300 members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.

Contact: Carolyn Clark Direct: 312.423.7271, E-mail: cclark@pcma.org