PCMA Foundation

“20 in Their Twenties” class

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PCMA has announced ‘20 in Their Twenties’ Class of 2020: Here they are!
PCMA has identified 20 of the most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders for its annual “20 in Their Twenties” class. Their names? Marie-Claire Caldwell, ICC Belfast, Jillian Cardinal, JPdL, Derica Clarke, American Colleges of Nurse-Midwives, Rebecca Doser, Trade Destination DC, Diana Frederiksen, Stockholmsmassan Congress & Exhibition Centre, Julia Hachenthal, GCB, Kimberly Hoffman, Accent Indy, Lisa Jeller, Event- Mobi, Alexandra Larach, Associations Forum, Rebecca Lino, Meetings + Incentives, Robert Lutz, CSI DMC, Shane McFadden, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Joy McIntyre, SPIRE Events DC, Lindsay Miller, Visit Anaheim, Hannah Poyo, Q2, Meagan E. Prescott, SIFMA, Jaclyn Rosenberg, The Humane Society of The United States, Kelly Thomas, Visit Austin, Lauren Washburn, Sodexo, and Krista Whaley, Americans for the Arts.

IMEX 2020/2021

Talking Point “Nature”

At the closing press conference of IMEX America 2019 Ray Bloom announced the annual IMEX Talking Point for 2020 and 2021: “Nature.” The chairman of the IMEX Group explained: “I’m delighted to tell you that, for the first time, we have a Talking Point that will run for two years. It’s a big, timely, important topic, one we can all relate to and one that warrants our full attention; that Talking Point will be “Nature.” He added: “We’ll be exploring what nature can do for us, and what we can do for nature and we’ll be running this theme over two years to give it the traction it deserves.” The next IMEX show will take place from 12 to 14 May 2020 in Frankfurt, followed by IMEX America from 15 to 17 September 2020. Bloom also reminded his audience that in 2020 will be the 10th edition of IMEX America. He said: “We invite you all to share in our birthday celebrations. This isn’t about IMEX, it’s about you, your contribution and our collective desire to see this industry flourish, to use its influence and power responsibly and, above all, to grow in a sustainable way.”

ICCA Marketing Award 2019

“Go Wild, Choose Estonia!”

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ICCA announced Estonia Convention Bureau as the winner of the 22nd edition of the ICCA Best Marketing Award at the ICCA Congress 2019 in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Estonian Convention Bureau’s “Go Wild, Choose Estonia!” is a creative storytelling destination marketing campaign from a small convention bureau, aimed to create a national brand image and maximise ROI with a limited marketing budget. Riine Tiigi and Kadri Karu of the Estonian Convention Bureau worked hard for this and commented. “For our destination it gives huge visibility. It really puts us on the map. Estonia is such a small destination and our team is only three people, so it is hard to get noticed. We really feel like we have won the Oscars for the meetings industry!”

Events Industry Council (EIC)

EIC Centre for Sustainable Events launched

The Events Industry Council (EIC) launched the EIC Centre for Sustainable Events. The vision for the EIC Centre for Sustainable Events is to build a community of sustainable event professionals, and provide them with the tools needed to advance the events industry. The virtual centre provides the relevant resources needed to increase industry resilience through the adoption of sustainable practices and to support a stronger alignment by the events industry to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

ExCel London

Sibos breaks all previous records

Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event broke all previous records during its event at ExCeL London from 23 to 26 September 2019. Delegate numbers were up significantly on previous events, with in excess of 11,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors, the highest ever. Organised by SWIFT, the Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunications, its global community convened in London for the first time.