PCMA release results of first ever APAC research post COVID outbreak

Planners are struggling to budget for hybrid events as they try to find the balance between taking an event online and managing face-to-face attendee’s expectations, and 61 percent of planners and 47 percent of suppliers are only willing to travel within their country for a business event according to research conducted by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the world’s largest platform for business events planners.

PCMA and CINZ sign strategic alliance agreement

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) have announced an agreement to work together to support and professionally develop the New Zealand business events community’s skills and capacity through education.

PCMA COVID-19 impact survey push for APAC participants

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the world’s largest platform for business events planners, will extend their COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Research initiative with a push into the Asia Pacific region starting 30 June 2020.

PCMA Invests in Asia Pacific Business Events Recovery

Building on the anticipated recovery of the business events industry in the Asia Pacific region, PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE today announced that PCMA has retained global business events industry leader Karen Bolinger as Managing Director, Asia Pacific.

PCMA Reorganizes Leadership to Accelerate Growth and Support COVID-19 Response

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA – PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat today announced changes to the organization’s leadership structure aimed at continuing the transformation of PCMA from a legacy meeting industry association into a global leader in the business events industry. The changes further reflect PCMA’s commitment to delivering solutions, through PCMA products and services, to

PCMA to Raise $250K for Australia and Puerto Rico Disaster Victims

Citing the business events industry’s vast potential for taking care of people and communities, PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat today announced a pan-industry initiative to raise $250,000 to help those affected by the bushfires in Australia and the earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

PCMA, Business Events Sarawak to elevate power of business events in Malaysia

PCMA, the world’s largest platform for business events professionals, and Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak), by Sarawak Convention Bureau, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a partnership that provides education, business development opportunities and increases awareness of the transformative power of business events.

PCMA Foundation announces Visionary Awards 2020 Honorees, Finalists

Ben Goedegebuure, vice president and global general manager at Maritz Global Events; Bill Grusich, CMP, FASAE, senior vice president at Associated Luxury Hotels International and Lisa Delpy Neirotti, director MS in Sport Management program at George Washington University will be honored as Lifetime Achievement award recipients at PCMA Visionary Awards 2020, an annual event celebrating the best in the business events industry.