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.

Since March, PCMA have been conducting industry-wide surveys fortnightly amongst the global business events community to document and analyse the growing impacts of COVID-19 on the sector.

Karen Bolinger, Managing Director of PCMA APAC, calls for members of the business events community to contribute to the survey, to help create an accurate view of the current state of the industry for both event planners and suppliers, and understand what the future looks like for our region.

“Whilst there have been various surveys go out in parts of the APAC region, none have provided a full view of Asia Pacific as a standalone region. This edition of the COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard will invite many APAC businesses and individuals in the business events community to contribute.

“We all need to get an accurate picture of what is occurring, so we can then collectively determine recovery strategies for planners and suppliers going forward.

“I encourage everyone to put 10 minutes aside to take part in this survey as we will all benefit from deeper insights,” said Ms Bolinger.

The COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey will be released on Tuesday 30 June and be open for 7 days, closing on 7 July 2020.

The survey can be accessed via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8WNTXPN

Previous survey results can be viewed at: https://www.pcma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcma-convene-covid19-survey-p5d3.pdf

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For interviews with Karen Bolinger, please contact:

Jessica Kauffman I Senior Account Manager I ZADRO
jessica@zadroagency.com.au or via +61 400 433 182

About Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

  • PCMA’s APAC operations are led by Karen Bolinger with a team in Melbourne and Singapore.
  • PCMA APAC has a strong presence in our region and represents the event buyer across Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and North Asia.
  • PCMA is 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 member professionals and students.
  • PCMA believes business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals.
    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.
  • Visit us at pcma.org or LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ)

  • CINZ www.conventionsnz.co.nz is the official, membership-based association of New Zealand’s conference and business events industry with more than 460 members across a broad range of sectors.
  • CINZ takes a leadership role in increasing meetings, incentives, conference and events business for the benefit of its members, principal stakeholders and the New Zealand economy.
  • CINZ works to actively promote the sector, providing advocacy with central government and offering assistance, information, professional development and real business opportunities to its members.
  • CINZ manages New Zealand’s only national annual trade show MEETINGS, which generated over $62 million during its two days in Auckland in 2019.


For media queries from the Americas, APAC, EMEA, and requests for interviews with Sherrif Karamat, please contact:

Meghan Risch, PCMA Chief of Staff, Vice President, Corporate Communications

About PCMA

PCMA educates, inspires, and listens, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at pcma.org.

About PCMA Foundation

The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $900K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.