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GES VP John 'Jack' Patronski to Retire June 30
John "Jack" Patronski looks back on four decades of leadership in the meetings and events industry.

GES VP John ‘Jack’ Patronski to Retire June 30

Here are four things organizers need to keep in mind when trying to secure speakers for online events and webinars, according to the head of a speakers bureau.

Digital Event Design: 4 Realities of the ‘Wild West of the Speaker World’

On May 20, travel and tourism industry leaders representing hotels and theme parks met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss recovery efforts.

Florida Tourism Leaders Meet with Vice President on Revitalizing Travel Industry

In a Washington Post webinar, Hilton President and CEO Chris Nassetta discussed the contactless hotel experience and how the recovery will play out.

Hilton CEO Talks About the Future and the Guest Experience

When convention centers were called upon to house patients and government agencies due to COVID-19, Levy Restaurants pitched in to lend their food and beverages services.

During COVID-19, Caterer Turns From Groups to Patients and the Military

Christine Renaud, CEO of e180 and creator of the peer-to-peer learning platform Braindate, explains what it takes to create virtual learning experiences where humans connect, reset, and grow.

4 Misconceptions About Virtual Events — and 4 New Habits to Develop Now

meetsafe guidelines
A new resource addresses meeting design, room layout, traffic flow, technology considerations, and enhanced cleaning procedures as the industry looks to convening groups in the near future.

PSAV’s MeetSAFE Guidelines Offer Strategy for Meeting During COVID-19

Bozoma Saint John
Self-described ‘bad ass’ Bozoma Saint John on taking this time to figure out your next move, without putting too much pressure on yourself.

Using the Quarantine as a Time to Focus on Yourself

Stuart Ruff-Lyon, PCMA 2020 Board Chair
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.

A Message from PCMA Board Chair Stuart Ruff-Lyon