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Madrid Convention Bureau and Red Cross Collaborate to Save Lives

From Madrid Convention Bureau: The European Hematology Association through its European Hematology Association Congress, Madrid Convention Bureau and the Red Cross are adding to the positive impact of Madrid’s MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism industry with a blood donation campaign. The aim is for participants at certain congresses and events held in the…

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‘Tourists Go Home’: Barcelona’s Protests Against Overtourism

From Skift: Thousands of protestors marched in Barcelona over the weekend against overtourism. Nearly 3,000 people took to the street on Saturday. More than 140 organizations, including neighborhood associations, ecologists and housing activists marched under the slogans, “Enough, let’s put limits on tourism” and “Tourists go home,” reported Catalan News. Some protestors sprayed tourists sitting…

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EHA Congress to Feature Blood Donation Campaign Aimed at MICE Sector

From Madrid Destino: Until Sunday 16 June, the city of Madrid will host the 2024 Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), at which over 16,000 professionals with ties to this specialised area of medicine will gather at IFEMA Madrid. The event will also have a positive social impact on the Spanish capital thanks to…

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2 October 2024

CONVENE 4 CLIMATE, Barcelona, Spain

It’s challenging to know what the future will bring; however, we know we can be part of a solution for a better society. We must create a platform to bring focus to Business Events and together with adjacent industries find solutions needed to protect our tomorrow. PCMA together with the Strategic Alliance of National Convention…

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From German Convention Bureau: PCMA and The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe (SANCBE) today announced Convene 4 Climate, the global business events industry’s inaugural sustainability conference, will be open to curated participation in a workshop-based environment. This exclusive gathering, 2-3 October in Barcelona, aims to drive responsibility, harness the power of…

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PCMA Unveils Programme for Convening EMEA

From PCMA: Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe. Whether your learnings have come more from failures, successes or years of experience, there is a place for you at Convening EMEA to thrive. ​You realise that your willingness to trust…

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A BestCities Global Alliance Case Study: World Parkinson Coalition

From BestCities: The World Parkinson Coalition is a pioneering force in the global fight against Parkinson’s disease. By hosting inclusive triennial congresses, WPC unites patients, scientists, clinicians, and advocates to exchange knowledge and inspire new research directions. These congresses serve as a platform for collaboration and innovation, driving progress in understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease….

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GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Continues to Set Pace of Change

From Forbes, by Sarwant Singh: As a foresighting expert, I love going to large Mega shows like MWC and CES to witness the remarkable advancements that will shape our future. For me, this event holds a personal significance as it sets the stage for commercializing groundbreaking technologies in the coming years. At the MWC this…

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25 November 2024

AIPC Operational Excellence Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for discussing the issues and opportunities faced by convention centers in times of changing requirements, digitation and sustainability. Amongst the areas to be explored will be risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding to new event formats and the renewed importance of…

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GDS-Forum: Creating a Sustainable Vision of Destination Stewardship

In an eventful week, Valencia in Spain hosted the inaugural GDS-Forum organised by the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement) which preceded the CityDNA Autumn Conference. The Forum departed from the meeting norms of pre-pandemic times to unveil the ‘unconference’ which Founder and CEO, Guy Bigwood, described as ‘a workshop on steroids’. It was undoubtedly different…

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30 September 2024

Convening EMEA 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe. The event attracts 500+ business event leaders from over 40 countries to challenge each other and develop ways to move forward together. It is the platform to share knowledge, make meaningful connections, learn,…

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