PCMA Visionary Awards Honor Business Events Leaders

The black-tie event closed out a busy Business Events Industry Week in Washington, D.C.

BY Curt Wagner April 14, 2024

Advancing Women Leaders in the Business Events Industry

A new research project looks at the disproportionate lack of women executives in the highest positions in the business events industry.

BY Barbara Palmer January 8, 2024

‘Show Up’ to Succeed, DMO Leader Says

Jorge Pesquera, retiring president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, reflects on his more than 50-year career in hospitality and the changes he has seen in the DMO industry.

BY Curt Wagner December 20, 2023

PCMA Foundation Board Chair Predicts ‘Stronger, More Progressive Industry’

Angie Ranalli, 2021 Chair of the PCMA Foundation Board, looks back on a year of challenges and successes, and the changes the pandemic has brought to the business events industry.

BY Casey Gale January 9, 2022

PCMA Foundation Announces Cele Fogarty Scholarship Fund

To honor Cecilia “Cele” Agnes Fogarty’s commitment and passion for education, the Cele Fogarty Scholarship Fund will support event professionals with opportunities to advance their skills and proficiency in the field of event management.

BY PCMA May 18, 2021

How Business Events Can Help Australia and Puerto Rico

As Australia and Puerto Rico cope with bushfires and the aftermath of a series of earthquakes, there are opportunities for the events industry to come to their aid, says PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat. Here’s what PCMA is doing, and how you can help.

BY Sherrif Karamat January 22, 2020

How to Help Those in Hurricane Dorian’s Path

With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on the Southeastern United States, the PCMA Foundation on Friday was calling for donations to its Industry Relief Fund, which helps members of the events

BY Convene Editors August 30, 2019

Sweatworking: The Best Kind of Networking

The first morning of PCMA’s Education Conference proved that networking does not have to be about connecting with like-minded peers.

BY David McMillin June 26, 2019

Stuart Ruff-Lyon on His Evolution as an Event Professional

The vice president of events and education at the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. and PCMA’s chair-elect looks back at his 25-year-old self and peers ahead at what’s next for events.

BY David McMillin November 30, 2018

Lauren Kramer of Meeting Priorities Follows Her Entrepreneurial Ambitions

The founder and principal of Meeting Priorities LLC offers insights on taking a leap of faith to launch her own business.

BY David McMillin November 20, 2018

How to Help Those Affected by California Wildfires

PCMA Foundation collecting donations to assist members of business events industry community.

BY Curt Wagner November 19, 2018

Leaving a Legacy: Bill Reed Shares Career Lessons

The chief event strategy officer at the American Society of Hematology and former PCMA chair looks back at his 25-year-old self — and forward to the next generation of attendee engagement.

BY David McMillin November 2, 2018

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