PCMA Media

Up-to-date meetings & event news, published by our award-winning writers from PCMA Convene Magazine.

Response Room
The open platform started by the GCB German Convention Bureau in cooperation with PCMA and the IMEX Group crowdsources ideas to innovate the industry from within.

Response Room Aims to Solve Planner Challenges

job skills
If you’re the person responsible for your organization’s meetings and trade shows in 2022, here are the capabilities your leadership is looking for you to master.

The Top 5 Job Skills Every CEO Will Expect

climate change
Atmospheric scientist Michael Mann has written a new book on climate change, and it’s cause for some optimism — if we can pair agency with urgency, and individual with collective action.

Avoiding Climate Doomism

trade shows
Sean Wargo, senior director of market intelligence, AVIXA, says we need to move away from the idea that a trade show is a “calendared moment” and think of conventions “as content that has a long tail.” Here’s what that looks like.

Temporary Fix or Permanent Change? An AV Perspective on the Evolution of Trade Shows

dashboard
As the business events industry continues working on its recovery, we’re checking in our latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard to see what shape your events are taking this year.

Business Events Recovery Dashboard: Mapping Out the Future

networking hybrid events
Can virtual and in-person attendees interact at hybrid events? Members of the PCMA Catalyst community discussed the topic in a recent thread.

Solving a Networking Issue at Hybrid Events

Edmonton
This Canadian city’s experience hosting the NHL bubble makes it well-primed for safe gatherings in the future.

A Success in Event Safety for Edmonton

hybrid meetings
Business event organizers are creating hybrid events as varied as the organizations they serve. Respondents to Convene’s latest COVID-19 Dashboard share how theirs will look.

Hybrid Meetings: One Size Does Not Fit All, Survey Respondents Say

Hilton
Despite a year like none other for the hospitality industry, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Kimpton were ranked in the top 17 percent of the annual 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

Four Battered Hotel Chains Still Make Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For List