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2 May 2018

PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards, Washington DC, USA

Save the Date for the PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards to honor the exceptional stars of the business events industry. From the red carpet to the awards program and the swinging after-party, the evening will be another night to remember. All proceeds from the Visionary Awards benefit the PCMA Education Foundation. The Foundation funds industry innovation,…

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10 June 2018

PCMA Education Conference, Ohio, USA

PCMA Education Conference – Where New Ideas and Event Design Converge.  As learning styles rapidly evolve and experience expectations continue to rise, do you find yourself in need of idea butane to stay ahead of the curve? Activities include conversations with thought leaders who bring fresh outside perspectives. Together we will celebrate dialogue as we reimagine the…

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The 2016 RNC and the Real ROI of F2F

The Trump effect on the US’s standing as a destination is much discussed. But what about the actual meeting that helped elect him: the 2016 Republican National Convention? The RNC and its economic impact are at the centre of some thoughts about the real return on investment of face-to-face. From PCMA Convene…

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Deborah Sexton to Step Down as PCMA CEO

Deborah Sexton, who has served as CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association for over 12 years, will stand down after the annual Convening Leaders meeting in January. She will be succeeded by current COO Sherrif Karamat. Under Sexton, PCMA more than doubled its membership and revenue. From Meetings & Conventions…

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US Incentive Awards May Soon Be Taxed

The Incentive Federation has issued an update on the Congressional proposal to repeal part of the US tax code which gives firms exclusion for employee service and safety awards. The House of Representatives has now passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but the Senate bill does not have a corresponding provision. From Meetings & Conventions…

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13 February 2018

2018 Destination Showcase, Washington DC, USA

Your event begins and ends with the destination. Join this dynamic one-day event offering meeting professionals the opportunity to easily connect with over 140 destinations, and better understand how CVBs are the key to making your meeting a total success. Get Inspired, Learn, Network.

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12 February 2018

Spirit of Hospitality Celebration, Washington DC, USA

Join the Destinations International Foundation for a night of inspiration where leaders come together to celebrate the power of destinations and travel. Bringing together tourism industry leaders, the Spirit of Hospitality is a celebration of excellence and raises funds for the Destinations International Foundation to support education, research, advocacy and leadership development initiatives to empower destinations and…

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4 December 2017

Destinations International – CEO Session: Media Training Master...

Equip yourself with media best practices, tactics and strategies at this one-day media training led by public relations experts. The day-long session will include the skills and techniques to handle difficult questions and scenarios from the media or other audiences, guidance on interview “do’s and don’ts, how to handle yourself in press conferences as well as various…

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25 January 2018

Business of Meetings: Strategic Thinking for Meeting Planning,...

As a meetings professional, you need to set aside time for strategic thinking to ensure that your organization’s events remain relevant to attendees and a valuable tool for member engagement.  This informative one-day course reviews key principles of strategic thinking and examines how to apply them in your work planning face-to-face meetings.

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Will Conferences Drop the US for Canada?

After three strikes at at travel ban, the call to end DACA, and a proposed wall on the US / Mexico border, how seriously has America’s global image as a welcoming destination been damaged? Recent research suggests it is tarnished, with one CEO also now claiming the US’s loss may be Canada’s gain. From PCMA…

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9 February 2018

The Bottom Line: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, Washington DC,...

The Bottom Line is designed for non-financially-oriented individuals, employees with new budgeting responsibilities, or people who are just looking to broaden their scope of knowledge. You will start the day by learning or reviewing the basics of financial information and going over key terms and concepts so that the next time someone is talking about…

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22 January 2018

Exceptional Boards: Strengthening the Governance Team, Florida, USA

Exceptional Boards is an intensive two-day workshop for CEOs and their elected officers to explore strategies for strengthening their working relationship and enhancing the board’s performance. Designed specifically for leadership teams, it provides an engaging learning environment where CEOs and elected leaders together will gain insight and resources to improve board effectiveness and create a…

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