From PCMA Leadership

Journey to the Next Normal for Business Events

We are announcing PCMA Recovery Discovery, a seven-month global campaign of business event research, reskilling development, event experimentation and new PCMA product releases for business events stakeholders culminating with a redesigned Convening Leaders 2021 experience in Houston.

BY Sherrif Karamat June 17, 2020

A Message from PCMA Board Chair Stuart Ruff-Lyon

The events surrounding Mr. Floyd’s death are a chilling reminder of how much work we all still have to do around discrimination, human dignity and respect.  The demonstrations at home and in communities around the world are a cry for us to move from talk to action.

BY Stuart Ruff-Lyon June 15, 2020

A Statement from PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat

The senseless murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis is a barbaric example of the continued injustice and discrimination that must stop. Now.

BY Sherrif Karamat June 1, 2020

A Message from PCMA Board Chair Stuart Ruff-Lyon

If you’re reading this on May 20, it has now been 100 days since your PCMA leaders and management team began considering a response to the impact of COVID-19 on our PCMA community and for the larger global business events industry.

BY Stuart Ruff-Lyon May 20, 2020

Three Takeaways in the Aftermath of Global Meetings Industry Day

Like the global PCMA Team and so many of our members, I observed Global Meetings Industry Day from home, with family nearby. There were three takeaways from that day that have stayed with me:

BY Sherrif Karamat April 23, 2020

Contact Congress: Amplify PCMA’s Message to Washington

Today I ask that you amplify our efforts by contacting your legislators about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is undergoing revisions in the U.S. Senate and is likely to return to the U.S. House of Representatives soon. Modifications to the CARES Act are crucial to ensure a stronger recovery for our industry.

BY Sherrif Karamat March 23, 2020

PCMA Co-signs Letter to Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, we remain steadfast in our commitment to be the voice for the global business events community. I have co-signed a letter with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) asking the United States Department of the Treasury for financial assistance in the form of a comprehensive economic package specifically for people in the travel, hospitality and business events industries.

BY Sherrif Karamat March 23, 2020

A Message from PCMA Board Chairs: Our Commitment to Safety & Recovery

For the world, the past few weeks have been unprecedented, as we see the global toll COVID-19 has taken.

For the business events industry, the disruption has been profound. Like you, we’re experiencing the stress of the unknown and upheaval in our work and personal lives, as we also worry about and care for our family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

March 17, 2020

PCMA’s Commitment to COVID-19 Management Resources

Since my last message to the global business events community, the COVID-19 outbreak has expanded beyond China, prompting major event cancellations, increased travel restrictions and plunges to global financial markets.

BY Sherrif Karamat March 4, 2020

PCMA’s COVID-19 Crisis Management and Recovery Plan

Like all of you, we continue to receive updates on the escalating global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on people’s lives and on the business events industry.

BY Sherrif Karamat February 16, 2020