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Convening Leaders Broke Records in Nashville

Despite not quite breaking a human guitar world record, the flagship event of the Professional Convention Management Association, Convening Leaders, attracted a record 4,457 delegates last month, up seven percent on 2017. The Nashville meeting also attracted 1,604 attendees who followed proceedings online and 109 in the Asia Pacific who watched on catch-up. From Association Meetings International…

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Convening Leaders 2018: Aligning Meetings with Knowledge Hubs

The Iceberg’s very own James Latham presented a session at Convening Leaders 2018 in Nashville called “The Rise of Intellectual Capitalism: The Role of Meetings”. Destinations and conferences which align themselves to knowledge clusters like biotech, fintech or healthcare reap benefits on all sides, he said. Latham was also interviewed by Amanda Marijanovic. From PCMA Convene…

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Convening Leaders 2018: 15 Views on Future Event Technology

So what is the future of event technology? In the Future of Face2Face open space learning area at Nashville’s Music City Center during Convening Leaders 2018, fifteen participants gave their views on the way things are heading. A low-tech approach of having them fill out index cards was employed for the purpose. From PCMA Convene…

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Deborah Sexton: 13 Years, 13 Questions

Convening Leaders 2018 in Nashville was a valedictory event for Deborah Sexton, who is stepping down as CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association after thirteen years. So here are Deborah’s revealing answers to thirteen questions, including her country music ambitions, ad libbing after Matthew McConaughey, and surviving a plane hijacking. From PCMA Convene…

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Convening Leaders 2018: 18 Soundbites

Convening Leaders 2018 saw a massive gathering in Nashville of industry expertise. Here are eighteen thought-provoking quotes from the show: from diversity to sustainability, and from entering the Chinese market to getting attendees out of their hotel rooms. “We don’t make changes because we see the light. It’s because we feel the heat.”. From PCMA Convene…

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9 January 2018

Boost Your Brand with Strategic Storytelling @ PCMA Convening Leaders

Organizations and individuals miss critical opportunities to connect with their elusive audiences in powerful and profitable ways because they lack the ability to tell compelling stories. Former sales VP and award-winning storyteller Kindra Hall will share her wisdom on how to harness and sharpen this essential skill for success in a connected economy. Using Kindra’s…

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20 March 2017

DMAI CEO Summit, Nashville, USA

Join fellow DMO CEOs, Presidents and Executive Directors to tackle the most pressing issues impacting DMOs around the world. We will convene at The Westin Nashville located in the heart of the Music City, just steps away from Nashville’s best artistic, cultural, and entertainment options.

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