PCMA names 2015 class of ’20 in their twenties’

The Professional Convention Management Association has named its 2015 “20 in their twenties” class. The program, in its second year, is supported by the Austin (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Austin Convention Center. It’s meant to engage the best and brightest young industry professionals by recognizing them as emerging leaders and fostering their talents so [...] More

November 2014: Hotel renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL CANADA The 87-room Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau opened with three meeting rooms that hold a total of 150 people. CHINA The 283-room Rosewood Beijing opened with 36,000 square feet of meeting space including a 7,860-sq. ft. pillar-less ballroom. The 340-room Shangri-La Sanya Resort & Spa opened in Hainan with 16,145 square feet of meeting/event space, including a ballroom [...] More

PCMA names 2014 achievement award winners

The Professional Convention Management Association will honor nine 2014 Achievement Award winners when it convenes in Chicago in January for its annual meeting. More

October 2014: Hotel renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA The 311-room Ibis Adelaide opened with meeting space for up to 98 people BRITISH COLUMBIA The 15-room/suite Skwachàys Lodge (pictured, at left), Canada’s first indigenous arts and culture hotel, opened in Vancouver with a boardroom (capacity: eight), an art gallery for events, a welcome/dining room, smudge room and relaxation deck, and on-site artist studios for lessons [...] More

How effective is your pre-con?

Savvy planners know that scheduling a pre-con is in everyone’s best interest and, if run correctly, can make or break their success. More

.Events is here, but is anyone taking notice?

Let's get some traction and let the world know we’ve got a domain of our own. More

6 ways to create continuous feedback

Regular interactions with your audience are critical to having "wow" events. More

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