66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to close Convening Leaders

Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State (2005-2009), will anchor a powerful conclusion to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders Jan. 5-8 in San Francisco when she shares her expertise on global affairs and leadership with thousands of business events professionals from around the world.

Fredrik Haren joins 2019 PCMA European Influencers Summit

Fredrik Haren, considered one of Sweden’s top speakers of all time, will share his insights on becoming more creative and innovative to better embrace disruption and change, as part of the 2019 PCMA European Influencers Summit in Barcelona.

PCMA strengthens executive leadership team

PCMA today announced Bruce MacMillan, an experienced leader in the global business events industry, is joining as Chief Marketing Officer, effective September 2nd. PCMA also announced Michelle Crowley as its first Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, effective immediately.

Destinations International and PCMA enter joint venture for Destination Showcase

Destinations International and PCMA announced today a joint venture for Destination Showcase, an annual event connecting business events organizers with CVBs (convention and visitors bureaus) to drive successful meetings and events. Destination Showcase has been an important program by Destinations International and is North America’s only one-day event that connects meeting planners with CVBs so

2019 PCMA EduCon hits all the right notes

Almost 1,000 business events professionals from more than 15 countries gathered for 2019 PCMA EduCon in Los Angeles, setting a record for the organization’s event. Hundreds more from around the world also joined the live stream of the June 25-28 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE.

PCMA events, a living laboratory on participant behavior

Designing highly engaging, innovative and memorable face-to-face, open space environments at business events requires a delicate balance of six primary elements, according to a research case study released by PCMA Foundation and Steelcase Event Experiences.

En Vogue, Tamika Catchings join PCMA EduCon in Los Angeles

Retired Women’s National Basketball Association player and four-time U.S. Olympic gold medallist Tamika Catchings will inspire business events professionals during her keynote session at 2019 PCMA EduCon June 25-28 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Business events industry pay raises more than twice North American average

Convene, PCMA’s industry-leading magazine, published today its annual Salary Survey showing that nearly three-quarters of business events organizers received a raise over the past year — and their average increase of seven percent is more than twice the average for North American workers across all industries.

PCMA announces 2019 Global Business Events Executive of the Year

PCMA presented its 2019 Global Business Events Executive of the Year award to Carola van der Hoeff, Chief Operating Officer and Congress Director at International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). The annual award was presented during the IMEX Gala Dinner in Frankfurt on May 22.

PCMA announces BEAM, new data intelligence service for business events industry

BEAM (Business Events Analytics/Metrics) to provide holistic industry insights PCMA announced a unique, new product providing market intelligence and data analytics for the business events industry where professionals, organizations, hospitality providers and destination organizations can gain insights into industry trends and behaviors. BEAM, Business Events Analytics/Metrics, was revealed at IMEX, a multi-day business events tradeshow