GMID Exclusive: Tracing the History of the Meetings Industry

Here’s a quick scan of the past and present  generations of meeting and event planning, and the associations they brought to life.
GMID 2024

What’s on for Global Meetings Industry Day 2024

Meetings industry organizations around the world are celebrating the power of events as part of the Global Meeting Industry Day on April 11. Here are a few of the many activities on the agenda. 
Business Events Industry Week

Mark Your Calendars: Business Events Industry Week 2024

Business Events Industry Week heads to Washington, D.C., April 8-11 for a week-long showcase of the $1 trillion-plus global business events industry.
spark ai

Event Tool Spark AI Debuts New Feature at PCMA

Planners got to see some AI tools in action at PCMA’s Convening Leaders last week, including a new live session summarization feature of Spark AI.
Keynoters President Bill Clinton and 67th Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton held a long-ranging fireside discussion moderated by CL24 emcee Holly Ransom

What’s Behind PCMA CL24’s Record Attendance?

PCMA’s Convening Leaders (PCMA CL24) annual conference drew more than 4,000 in-person attendees to San Diego, with another 700 joining virtually. What's the draw? Hint: having Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton on the agenda didn't hurt.
PCMA meets in San Diego Jan 7-10 with a conference theme of Think Bigger.

PCMA Thinks Big for 2024 Convening Leaders Conference

PCMA meets January 7-10 in San Diego with an all-star lineup of speakers and over 50 educational sessions.
event planner salary

How Does Your Event-Planner Salary Stack Up?

Data from the latest event planner salary survey can help you see how your salary stacks up compared to your peers.
Event planning AI

MPI Launches New Event Planning AI Certificate Program

Meeting Professionals International has officially joined the AI educational fray with a new certificate course to launch in January 2024.
unbroken emergency summit

Unbroken Emergency Summit Convening to Organize Ukraine Aid

The Unbroken Emergency Summit’s mission is to connect with, and mobilize, international organizations that can contribute to the construction of Lviv`s Unbroken Rehabilitation Centre.
experience design

6 Research-backed Experiential Design Principles

PCMA, CEMA and Marriott International collaborated to discover six experiential design principles event planners can use to design more effective experiences.
speaker diversity

Speaker Diversity: The Meetings Industry Still Falls Short

There are signs that our industry associations are focusing more on speaker diversity than used to be the case—but we still have a long way to go.
PCMA president announced new acquisitions, partnerships and strategic alliances at Convening Leaders 2023.

PCMA Unveils Trailblazing Strategic Plan

PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat announced new acquisitions, partnerships and strategic alliances at Convening Leaders 2023.
2023 Meeting Industry Events

Mark Your Calendar for These 2023 Meeting Industry Events

There's a robust lineup of 2023 meeting industry events in the year ahead.
PCMA's Convening Leaders conference is known for its flagship networking

PCMA Convening Leaders: A-List Speakers and C-Suite Networking

PCMA's flagship conference brings its signature programming to Columbus, Ohio January 8-11 for what promises to be an epic experience.

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