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DEI Spotlight: Spotlight: Sina Bünte, DES

DEI Spotlight: Spotlight: Sina Bünte, DES

When this Amsterdam, Netherlands–based events manager for the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) — and member of the 2018 class of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties — was recently interviewed by Convene, she said she wanted “to be an expert in the latest technology trends that can be used for events in order to keep on reinventing.” Which would explain why she pursued her DES.
Don’t Leave Home Without It: Share Your Favorite Travel Must-Haves

Don’t Leave Home Without It: Share Your Favorite Travel Must-Haves

What are the gadgets and accessories that accompany you everywhere? PCMA is launching a new community-based travel favorites series and wants your input.
People On The Move

People On The Move

Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.
Using Facial-Recognition Technology to Revolutionize Attendee Registration

Using Facial-Recognition Technology to Revolutionize Attendee Registration

Scan your face, and receive your name badge. The registration process at a recent technology conference in China offers a glimpse into the future of registration.
A Big Question for a Big Tech Show: Where Are the Women?

A Big Question for a Big Tech Show: Where Are the Women?

CES is coming under fire for a lack of female keynote speakers at the upcoming tech gathering in Las Vegas.
Montréal Rethinks Hospitality as It Breaks Tourism Records In 2017

Montréal Rethinks Hospitality as It Breaks Tourism Records In 2017

It was the perfect location for the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s anniversary meeting.
DEI Spotlight: Derrick Johnson II, CMP, DES

DEI Spotlight: Derrick Johnson II, CMP, DES

The director of meetings at the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers — and member of the PCMA Education Foundation Board of Trustees — believes the DES certification prepares event organizers for a future in which artificial intelligence and holograms will be part of the program.
Convention Centers That Made a Big Difference on Thanksgiving

Convention Centers That Made a Big Difference on Thanksgiving

Some of the biggest venues in the business-events industry transformed themselves into community centers to welcome neighbors in need with home-cooked meals.
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Remembering Freeman's Bob Lozier

Remembering Freeman’s Bob Lozier

pcma.org

Bob Lozier, former executive vice president of sales and director of The Freeman Company, passed away peacefully at his home with his family on December 7, 2017, after a long-term illness.

In Remembrance: Mark Henry

In Remembrance: Mark Henry

Legacy.com

Mark Henry, a longtime active volunteer for PCMA, passed away peacefully in his home over the weekend. An all-angles expert, Mark worked for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for two decades, winning the Richard A. Daignault Award from GMC-PCMA during his tenure.

Seven Ways Hotels Will Change in 2018

Seven Ways Hotels Will Change in 2018

Bloomberg

Five-star hotels are making changes in 2018 — some small, some large — according to the heads of luxury brands and leading industry experts.

The National World War II Museum Will Open a New Hotel, Conference Center in 2019

The National World War II Museum Will Open a New Hotel, Conference Center in 2019

New Orleans Real Estate

The new eight-story, 230-room hotel will include more than 18,000 sq. feet of meeting space, a new full-service restaurant, and a rooftop bar.

Marriott International Will Open 40 Luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott International Will Open 40 Luxury Hotels in 2018

forbes.com

Once a big player in the luxury segment, Marriott International has made itself into the world's largest corporate player in 5-star hotels, but it's not stopping there with 200 new properties in the pipeline.

The One Piece of Bad LinkedIn Advice You Need to Stop Listening To In 2018

The One Piece of Bad LinkedIn Advice You Need to Stop Listening To In 2018

inc.com

Finally using LinkedIn the right way can create a steady stream of new opportunities.

IMEX: Turning the Focus Towards Humanity Will Be Central to 2018 Trends

IMEX: Turning the Focus Towards Humanity Will Be Central to 2018 Trends

eTurboNews

After years of technology revolutionizing the meetings industry and accelerating the rate of change in how we live and work, there will be a return to a focus on people in 2018.

Dan Lincoln to Retire From the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dan Lincoln to Retire From the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau

Cincinnati Enquirer

Dan Lincoln, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB, will retire at the end of the year, the bureau announced Thursday.

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