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Conferences as Economic Catalysts

Earlier this year the Iceberg published “Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators”, a Skift research report produced in collaboration with Meetings Mean Business. The study examines how conferences contribute to innovation, industry and the economy. Now author Greg Oates has been discussing these concepts further in a webinar. From Skift / Meetings Mean Business…

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Fireworks Open the Adelaide Convention Centre’s East Building

Several hundred guests attended the opening of the building, enjoying a spectacular firework display over the River Torrens. The venue’s Plenary Hall seats 3,500, and is configurable in over 15 ways, thanks to the world’s largest rotating seat platform. The AU$397 million redevelopment project is expected to return AU$1.92 billion over 25 years. From CIM News Magazine…

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13 December 2017

Convention Services Summit, Illinois, USA

Held in tandem with the Convention Sales Summit, this new event gathers destination professionals dedicated to designing and enhancing the experience of convention and meeting attendees  to share ideas and solutions and explore what’s on the horizon in destination event serivces.

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13 December 2017
6 November 2017

Professional in Destination Management (PDM), Louisiana, USA

The PDM Fundamentals course is one of seven courses needed to complete the PDM Certificate. The Fundamentals is an interactive educational course focusing on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and marketplace and how destination organizations successfully align with these changes. Key to this success are the operations of the organization and its place within the travel and tourism…

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2 May 2018

PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards, Washington DC, USA

In its second year, the PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards delivered on its promise to inspire all who attended the sold out event. More than 1,000 leaders in the business events were in attendance at the premier industry recognition event.  From the red carpet to the awards program and the swinging after-party, the evening will be…

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9 October 2017

Reception and Fundraiser (just prior to IMEX), Las Vegas, USA

Let’s Raise Funds While We Raise Our Glasses. Our chapter holds an annual fundraiser to honor the commitment, dedication and work of our meeting industry champions:  Don Welsh, CMP, President & CEO, Destinations International and Gary Schirmacher, CMP, SVP of Industry Presence & Strategic Development for Experient.

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7 January 2018

PCMA Convening Leaders, Tennessee, USA

We’re cranking up the volume at 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders. The engagement factor is the most critical piece of connecting with your audience. But we’ve entered the new school of engagement — one where you must navigate around digital distractions and satisfy increased attendee expectations at every turn. At Convening Leaders, you’ll learn how to…

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