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‘We Can’t Ignore the Science’

Earlier this year, PCMA announced a collaboration with the American Geophysical Union to further its action on climate change at events. Shawna McKinley, AMI expert contributor, asks Lauren Parr, Senior Vice President of Meetings and Learning at AGU how the union approaches this intention at its own events. From Association Meetings International…

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PCMA CONVENE | How We’ve Changed

What event organizers have learned about what their audiences want now: Here’s how a handful of organizations are incorporating lessons learned from the ways the pandemic affected their audiences, stakeholders, and members into their go-forward strategies – and how they continue to transform (or at least tweak) themselves and their events. From PCMA CONVENE…

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CLIMATE CRISIS: PCMA Engages AGU in Acceleration to Net Zero

At Convening Leaders this month, PCMA confirmed a partnership with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as it builds defences amid escalating climate crisis. The collaboration brings the largest earth and climate scientific community on side to confirm the data associated with the sector and to demystify the false narrative, the fake carbon footprint, being levied…

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Events Industry Council Announces 2023 Board of Directors

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards, today announced the election of officers and directors to its 2023 Board of Directors. Sherrif Karamat, CAE, President and CEO, PCMA and CEMA transitions to Chair of EIC. From Events Industry Council…

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Thinking Again With Adam Grant at Convening Leaders

In his work as an organizational psychologist and consultant, Adam Grant has seen a lot of companies go out of business, he told a packed audience at Convening Leaders 2023. It wasn’t because their leaders weren’t good at thinking, said Grant, “They were too slow when it came to rethinking.” From PCMA…

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Sherrif Karamat, CAE

President & CEO, PCMA & CEMA

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Sherrif Karamat, CAE, is President and CEO of PCMA and CEMA, the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Karamat leads the vision, mission and promise for PCMA’s global family of brands. He is a prominent business architect, enabling communities to become…

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