Articles tagged “PCMA”

What You Need to Know About Events in China in the Next 5 Years

What You Need to Know About Events in China in the Next 5 Years

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China's event sector is poised to grow explosively over the next five years. Expect some interesting innovations from a country that isn't beholden to the way things are done traditionally.

1 month ago

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

Isaac Carey, Skift

The trend is starting to gain traction, albeit very slowly. Attendees seem to like it because it shakes things up and makes the travel itself less tedious.

3 months ago

In-Flight Events Are Starting to Slowly Lift Off

In-Flight Events Are Starting to Slowly Lift Off

Isaac Carey, Skift

So far, these flying meetings are mostly exclusive, invite-only affairs, where sought-after execs network with one another while trapped on a plane.

3 months ago

Meetings Sector Tries to Strike the Right Balance With Mobile Apps

Meetings Sector Tries to Strike the Right Balance With Mobile Apps

Isaac Carey, Skift

Apps are a great way to provide event attendees with information, but they can easily get overwhelming. When it comes to tech, event organizers need to weigh pluses and minuses between depth and simplicity.

8 months ago

Secondary Cities Become Dynamic Destinations

Secondary Cities Become Dynamic Destinations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Event planners in Pittsburgh this week were eager to try new ways to not just engage attendees, but keep them returning year after year. Technology is only part of the answer.

1 year ago

Pittsburgh Turns to Tech for Future Meetings Appeal

Pittsburgh Turns to Tech for Future Meetings Appeal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations with a distinct character are finding ways to take advantage of their identity while evolving, presenting themselves as platforms for both business innovation and leisure fun.

1 year ago

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Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions

Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions

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PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat is guiding the meetings and events industry toward a future where conventions are better leveraged as platforms for long-term economic development and inclusive social progress.

2 years ago

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

More convention bureaus like Atout France should adopt an influencer campaign strategy to drive a higher level of digital engagement around both industry and non-industry events.

3 years ago

The Event Technology That Wants Attendees to Look at Their Smartphones

The Event Technology That Wants Attendees to Look at Their Smartphones

Greg Oates, Skift

Conference sessions that incorporate a second screen experience not only benefit the user, but the next generation qualitative analytics are now helping event organizers improve content strategy.

4 years ago

Is the Meetings Industry Still the Expert Source for Meetings Intelligence?

Is the Meetings Industry Still the Expert Source for Meetings Intelligence?

Greg Oates, Skift

The upcoming PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Vancouver brings top convention planners together with industry educators, who could potentially incorporate more insight from today's most innovative meetings and events.

4 years ago

Why the Meetings Industry Doesn’t Understand Millennial or Modern Needs

Why the Meetings Industry Doesn’t Understand Millennial or Modern Needs

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a huge gap today in the meetings industry between ideation and implementation when it comes to next generation meeting design and event technology.

5 years ago