2019 PCMA European Influencers Summit: Solutions for business events disruptors


Industry leaders, professionals convene for education, problem solving and networking

PCMA, a global leader in the business events industry, is once again inviting hundreds of professionals to analyse and discuss issues facing EMEA’s meetings and conventions industry.

The exclusive and unique European Influencers Summit scheduled 22-24 September in Barcelona will continue the “Disrupt + Deliver” theme introduced in January at 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PCMA is organizing its third European Influencers Summit to convene organizations that don’t traditionally meet concurrently.

“Our goal is to gather association executives, corporate business event leaders and industry professionals throughout EMEA with the purpose of together demonstrating how business events drive global economic and social progress,” said Luca Favetta, PCMA Regional Business Director, EMEA. “The exclusive program is designed to help EMEA’s mature business events industry understand external and internal disruptors and deliver solutions to ensure success.”

Innovate + Elevate Hub
The event will feature an “Innovate + Elevate Hub”, an evolution of the “Innovate + Elevate Arena” introduced at 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders as a new approach to the traditional exhibition space. The Learning Hub will offer key areas for experiential learning and collaboration, including a podcast studio, open workspace for attendees to continue conversations sparked by education sessions, visual depictions of selected education sessions and plenaries, among other activations that will be revealed in due course.

Tailored education
European Influencers Summit’s knowledge program will examine internal and external disruptors to the business events industry, including economic and political issues; leadership; innovation and latest audience acquisition and engagement practices.

Education experiences may take the form of off-site learning tours, invite-only master classes, plenaries or workshops. Other opportunities include an “Ideathon,” a larger-scale hackathon seeking to prove how business events can drive global economic and social progress, and a session on the Future Trends of Meetings and Events research supported by PCMA Foundation and Marriott International.

“The (2018 European Influencers Summit) event provided such an insightful experience for me, as well as endless networking sessions that included unexpected learning opportunities”, said Carola van der Hoeff, COO, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

To register interest and for more information about the 2019 PCMA European Influencers Summit, visit https://pcma.co/2TsW5zt.


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About PCMA

PCMA believes that business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals. As the world’s largest platform for business events strategists and their business partners, PCMA’s success is driven by a commitment to providing provocative executive level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence to its global audience of 7,000 professionals and students.

Through its Ascent leadership initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry and beyond, PCMA seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success.

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