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30 January 2018

IPEC (Independent Planner Education Conference), Maryland, USA

Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all with five-star service and conveniently located in National Harbor, MD.  Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the country in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay.

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Giving Back During Thanksgiving

The holiday season is a time we should all be thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves. So what better story now to tell than the charitable legacies offered by several major US convention centres during Thanksgiving… the last time that turkey was on the menu? Go and do likewise. From PCMA…

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2 June 2018

MPI World Education Congress, Indiana, USA

The World Education Congress is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities for meeting and event planners. Every programming decision MPI is making for #WEC18 is toward the goal of revitalizing you and the events you plan. From the keynotes to concurrent sessions; from the networking functions to the…

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Supreme Court Gives Trump Travel Ban III Temporary Green Light

It’s far from the end of the story, but for now the United States Supreme Court is letting President Trump enforce a ban on travel to the US by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. Other legal challenges are still pending, as is the Supreme Court’s expected final ruling. Photo: Matt Wade. From Meetings & Conventions…

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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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