PCMA Ascent Luminaries Chip Conley

Chip Conley Helps Guide Modern Elders

Chip Conley help shape Airbnb into the behemoth it is today and he now serves as the company’s strategic advisor for hospitality and leadership. Conley also founded the Modern Elder Academy, a “midlife wisdom school” for older individuals feeling similarly uncomfortable about career and life transitions.

Ameerah Saine and Building Communities Through Events

Event strategist Ameerah Saine talks about how she builds communities — and promotes diversity and inclusion — through her lifestyle brand as PCMA continues its Ascent Luminaries video series, made possible by VisitDallas.

Ascent Luminary Gina Glantz, cofounder of GenderAvenger

Gina Glantz and GenderAvenger Challenge the Manel

GenderAvenger co-founder and veteran political consultant Gina Glantz talks about how — and why — she’s fought to include women and other underrepresented voices at conferences and events, as PCMA continues its Ascent Luminaries video series, made possible by VisitDallas.

PCMA’s Antonio Codinach on AIME, APAC plans

Antonio Codinach, PCMA’s regional business director for APAC, recently spoke to CIM magazine about the organization’s collaboration at AIME and its APAC plans in 2019. The conversation was part of CIM’s 5 Minutes feature.

Associations’ Advocacy Challenges

Trade associations are effective at external advocacy and lobbying. But internal advocacy, toward members, is often neglected, says European Flavour Association Executive Director Alexander Mohr — and it shouldn’t be.

Sherrif Karamat

PCMA at DI and Holiday Showcase

Sherrif Karamat, PCMA president and CEO, will present the opening keynote address on Dec. 9 at Destinations International Convention Sales & Services in New Orleans.

Ascent Luminaries Dave Jefferys

‘We Wanted to Stand Up and Be Counted’

David Jefferys transformed an underground network of LGBT meeting professionals into a thriving organization. Learn how he did it in the latest Ascent Luminaries video, made possible by VisitDallas.