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4 August 2024

CEMA Summit 2024, Seattle, WA, USA

Experience thought-provoking keynotes, engaging panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and interactive sessions led by experts at the forefront of the industry—all set against the iconic backdrop of Seattle’s skyline and vibrant culture. Dive deep into the four content pillars of CEMA Summit 2024: Synergy by Design, Innovative Playfulness, and Purpose-Driven Leadership, as you immerse yourself in…

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4 August 2024

CEMA Summit 2024, Seattle, WA, USA

Get ready to experience the perfect blend of strategy, purpose, and play against the backdrop of the vibrant city of Seattle at CEMA Summit 2024. As the premier event in event marketing and management, CEMA Summit brings together visionaries, industry leaders, and innovators for an extraordinary journey of discovery and growth. Join us as we…

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3 April 2024

PCMA Strategies for Successful Teamwork, Seattle, WA, USA

From Seattle to San Francisco, Vancouver to Boise, and beyond, the Pacific Northwest boasts remarkable destinations, venues, and suppliers that captivate audiences from all corners. Attending the Northwest Event Show, a top conference for event professionals, allows you the opportunity to engage with industry frontrunners, absorb fresh perspectives, learn from esteemed speakers, and immerse in…

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Ukraine: Events Sector Offers Support

A large number of meetings industry groups have now made statements condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are raising awareness or funds, or have barred Russian state participation in meetings. More and more convention venues in Europe have now converted their facilities to house the millions of Ukrainians escaping the ravages of war. From PCMA…

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Innovative Events: Science Meeting Experiments

In January two scientists wrote an article asking why conference design for those involved in scientific research has been slow in evolving. While some science meetings are surely guilty as charged, others do have an appropriately innovative approach. Here are ten that break with tradition to design experiences with big impact. From PCMA…

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Coronavirus: Big Tents Become Blank Canvas

COVID-19 has certainly decimated many meetings industry suppliers. But one Greater Seattle company has followed the lead of many big convention venues in repackaging its product to serve medical need. Alexander Party Rentals was hiring out large tents for conventions and special events. Now the business is in disaster response. From PCMA…

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Aerospace Hubs: Star Cities and Orbiting Meetings

Toulouse, Montreal, Singapore, along with Seattle, South East England and Bengalaru in India, are all destinations with clusters of innovation in aerospace. Where knowledge collects, so do associated meetings, so these hubs of expertise in this exciting sector are also attracting significant international events. From Association Meetings International…

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Washington State CC Expansion Underway

Ground has been broken on an expansion to Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. The existing building will now be called “Arch”, and the new part opening in 2022 “Summit”. In five years, Visit Seattle says, more than 350 events were declined because of space or timing restrictions, losing more than $2.13 billion. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Washington State Convention Center Expansion Green Lit

The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to allow work on the expansion of the Washington State Convention Center to go forward. The $1.6 billion project, for which ground will be broken this year, aims to double the size of the facility to more than than 850,000 square feet of space. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Washington State CC Agrees $83m of Public Benefits

Over $80 million of public benefits, including affordable housing, cycling, pedestrian and road projects, have been agreed by the Washington State Convention Center as part of its planned $1.6 billion expansion in downtown Seattle. The agreement with a group called the Community Package Coalition will include $29 million of funding for affordable housing. From The Seattle Times…

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