Pauline Ang and Olivia Chen hold cans of their prodcut, Twrl Milk Tea

Maximizing Minority-Owned Brands

A new training and mentorship program in the F&B sector of consumer packed goods is helping entrepreneurs of color gain access to — and find success at — industry trade shows. 

Tomell Harbison

Tomell Harbison, meeting and event coordinator at Talley Management Group and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties class of 2023, shares what aspect of his job inspires him.

Educon 2022

Register Now: EduCon 2023

Join your friends and colleagues in Montreal, Québec from June 25 – June 28, 2023 for the annual PCMA EduCon. EduCon’s energetic, immersive and provocative program attracts thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers and business events strategists from around the world.

video game profession Kris Alexander delivering TED Talk

How a DMO Took the TED Stage

Destination Canada partnered with TED on a first-of-its-kind initiative tied to the DMO's global brand strategy to put Canada on the map as a destination that inspires openness.

Sibley Guilianelli, CSEP, CIS

Sibley Guilianelli, CSEP, CIS, registration manager at Creative Group, shares how she became an advocate for “raising your hand” and communicating clearly during the industry’s continued time of uncertainty.

IMEX Frankfurt 2023

The heartbeat of the global business events community “The show has pretty much every destination on the planet that I need to meet.” Manuel Ferrero, CEO, ISPS – International Slow

panelists at Convening Leaders 2023

Business Events and Air Travel — a Climate Conundrum

At a sustainability session at PCMA Convening Leaders 2023, a climate scientist and a panel of events professionals grappled with how to address the business events industry’s largest single contributor to global warming. 

Lisa Williams and teen girls she mentors

Convention Center Veteran Is Making a Difference in her Community

Lisa Williams, senior national sales manager at the Orange County Convention Center and founder of a local nonprofit that has supported and mentored hundreds of teenage girls in and around Orlando, Florida, shares stories from her dual roles. 

Laura Caprioli

Laura Caprioli, acting business events manager at VisitBritain/VisitEngland, shares what she has learned about herself and the industry during the industry’s continued time of uncertainty.

Madison Butler speaking Educon 2022

There’s No Shortage of Black Speakers

Two resources — Black Speakers Collection and Black Executives Collection — continue to grow. Here’s an update to a story we published in December 2021 about the directories.

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