Meetings market shows 2018 growth, though challenges remain

Meeting attendance continued to increase in 2018 as the business events industry experienced yet another year of consecutive growth. Meeting professionals who participated in Convene magazine’s 28th Meetings Market Survey, considered a leading barometer of the business events industry, reported attendance at their largest meeting grew by five percent in 2018.

PCMA increases education, outreach opportunities in Europe

PCMA is significantly expanding education opportunities throughout Europe in 2019 as the respected association of business events professionals continues its commitment to be the global platform for the business events industry.

New study reveals the macro-trends set to impact the future of Business Events

Biodegradable meeting spaces, artificial intelligence and serendipity will all play a significant role in the future of meetings and business events. Those trends, along with others, were discussed by leaders from a wide range of industries for a recent study supported by the PCMA Foundation and Marriott International. The "Future of Meetings & Events" identified five trends with the potential in the next five years to dramatically disrupt the business events industry.

Billie Jean King: ‘You Can Change the World’

PCMA gathered industry professionals from 36 countries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for three days of education and inspiration aimed at driving economic and social progress through business events.

PCMA and business events to help eradicate human trafficking

PCMA has committed to combat child exploitation by signing The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. In partnership with ECPAT-USA, The Code is the only voluntary set of business principles that companies and organizations in the travel, business travel and tourism industries can implement to prevent

PCMA Announces 2019 Visionary Awards Honorees and Finalists

Chris Wehking, Association and Business Relations Executive for the American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA); Eduardo Chaillo, CEO for Global Meetings & Tourism Specialists; and Lauren Kramer, Founder and Principal, Meeting Priorities, will be celebrated as Lifetime Achievement Honorees alongside 18 Professional Excellence Award finalists at the PCMA Foundation's 2019 Visionary Awards celebrating the best in the business events industry.

Diversity champion, millennial entrepreneur address social impact

Perseverance and purpose are a common theme between corporate executive Steve Pemberton and activist entrepreneur Nadya Okamoto. The two will provide keynote addresses during the 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders annual conference, which takes place from Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.