The Professional Convention Management Association [PCMA] has partnered with The Meetings Show as part of its ongoing focus on the delivery of superior and innovative education, whilst promoting the value of professional convention management.
Sherrif Karamat, the PCMA Chief Operating Officer commented: “As one of the world’s leading associations for convention and meeting planners, the PCMA is continually looking to work with like-minded partners working at the heart of both the corporate and association side of the meetings and events industry. The Meetings Show has firmly established its position as the UK’s leading trade show for domestic and international events, particularly in terms of the quality of their buyer attendees and high quality exhibitor list. Working alongside the show allows us to become even closer to the UK buyer market, which is strongly represented at the show.”
Education content tailored specifically for corporate and association meetings and events planners has been created by the PCMA including:
Data – Increasing Revenues while Diversifying Revenue Streams: In a digitalised economy we frequently hear buzz phrases such as predictive analytics and data driven decision making, however they are usually broad-based and frequently only scratch the surface of the topic. This session takes a deep dive into how we can effectively use data to drive new revenues while most importantly diversifying revenue streams.
Straight Talk from Corporate Meeting Professionals: What We Really Want from the Meetings Department: In an era of globalisation, rapid integration of technology and an ever increasing demand for better returns on your meeting investments, meeting professionals are not only demanding more from all their stakeholders and partners, they are also demanding to be a part of the development of the objectives and strategy for their programs. This session will explore how to get that strategic seat at the table and fulfil executives’ expectations once you get there.
“The Meetings Show is the ideal place for planners to meet, learn and network but we need to continue looking for new ways and new content to ensure their continued attendance and support,” comments event director, Steve Knight. “The Meetings Show is the only show in the UK where hosted buyers and visitors can engage directly with the PCMA. Our partnership adds significant value and credibility to the whole visitor buyer experience, whilst these focused education sessions give attendees something genuinely new and directly relevant to their role.”
Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 7-9 July 2015 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.