More than 600 planners and suppliers who participated in PCMA Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey shared how the Delta variant has changed their perspective on the industry’s recovery and their plans for upcoming events.
PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE today announced a new and expanded leadership structure that reflects the association’s continued transformation toward the global leader in the business events industry and supports the business events communities throughout the APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions.
In the latest Business Events Recovery Dashboard, planners and suppliers are divided on whether the recent CDC guidance on vaccinated people going mask-free will result in higher attendance at in-person events. But they are both focusing their efforts on creating new business models that work in the current events environment.
Most of the 170 business event professionals in the EMEA region who responded to a recent PCMA survey conducted in April 2021 work for a CVB/DMO (22 percent), with an equal 17 percent employed by an association or identifying as a PCO/meeting planner, and another 15 percent who work for a hotel or venue.
In the latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard, planners and suppliers were divided about whether the new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals will translate into greater attendance at in-person events. But the majority of planners agreed that it wasn’t making planning those events any easier.
Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey results demonstrate how suppliers and planners continue to factor all kinds of challenges into their plans for 2021 digital, in-person, and hybrid events.