PCMA-ICESAP announces new appointments in APAC as it enlarges its presence in the region’s business events industry

PCMA-ICESAP (Professional Convention Management Association – Incentive Conference & Event Society Asia-Pacific) announced today that it has appointed Antonio Codinach as Regional Business Director-APAC to replace the outgoing Nigel Gaunt.

Antonio Codinach joins PCMA-ICESAP this summer from Cegos Asia Pacific.  Codinach said: “I’m very excited by the opportunities that PCMA-ICESAP has here in the region. As the leading global provider of business event education, there’s a real sense of momentum and PCMA’s presence is growing fast throughout APAC.”

PCMA-ICESAP also welcomes Patricia Cheong as Associate Director for Development. She will work alongside Antonio and support the region by forging new brand partnerships with leading business events organisations. Her expertise in the conferences and events industry, especially in her previous role as General Manager at Sphere Exhibits, will accelerate PCMA’s regional growth opportunities.

Alongside the new appointments, the association has outlined plans for its annual conference later in the year and its participation in the Singapore MICE Forum in the summer.

PCMA-ICESAP will be a strategic partner of SACEOS as it hosts the Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) on 24-25 July at the Victoria Theatre in the city. PCMA-ICESAP will livestream two SMF sessions on 24th July, with the Korea Tourism Organisation supporting this learning initiative.  Complimentary registration for this online broadcast will open on 26 June.

Later in the year, PCMA- ICESAP will host its Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in partnership with Accor Hotels and Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. The conference will take place 07-09 November 2018 at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and its theme will be Interaction with Intention. This networking and education program is designed to deliver an empowering experience for participants to elevate their performance, strengthen their community and make each moment count at their next event.

Michelle Crowley, Vice President, Global Growth & Innovation, PCMA said “As the business events industry grows in stature across the globe, the rapid establishment of our brand in Asia reveals a keen interest for professional resources throughout the region. With the addition of new and talented team members we look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with our business events colleagues here.”

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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 membership of 8,400 professionals and students and global audience of over 100,000 business event stakeholders.

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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