Each year, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) honors outstanding members for their contributions to the association and the meetings industry. This year’s winners will be recognized in mid-January in Boston at PCMA’s annual meeting. They are: Distinguished member of the year: Mary Gallagher, director of citywide accounts for the San Francisco Travel Association. Distinguished […]
Meeting and event planners soon will have a new way to assess venues and it is, not surprisingly, an app. TechSpec, as it’s called, will be released Sept. 14. It comes from QuickMobile in partnership with Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS, and James Spellos, founder and president of Meeting U. TechSpec is a free download […]
This year’s Sustainable Meetings Conference convened in Montreal on April 22-25. Part 2 of our report considers “gamification,” the “blink” concept and weavers.
MPI members can download a free iPhone app; versions for Blackberry and Android devices are in development. The application gives users access to membership directories and content. The association is partnering with developer QuickMobile to design mobile apps for IMEX in Frankfurt (May 24-26, 2011) and IMEX America in Las Vegas (Oct. 10-13, 2011).