China Postpones Key Political Meetings Because of Coronavirus

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 24 Feb

The annual meetings of the National People's Congress and its chief advisory body usually begin about March 5 and run for more than two weeks, bringi

Parts of Italy Becoming a Focal Point of Coronavirus Outbreak
Parts of Italy Becoming a Focal Point of Coronavirus Outbreak

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 24 Feb

With more than 200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and five deaths, Italy has suddenly become a focal point amidst fears of a global outbreak of t

Hyatt Regency Seattle: Where Cuisine Feeds Connections

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 24 Feb

At Hyatt Regency Seattle, cuisine enables connection. It creates an experience that's authentic to the Pacific Northwest and one attendees won't soon

U.S. Raises Travel Alert to Japan

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 23 Feb

The U.S. State Department on Saturday raised the travel alert level to Japan from Level 1 to Level 2, calling for increased caution for American citi

Data Suggests Coronavirus Will Cause Major Air Travel Demand Decrease

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 23 Feb

A new study from an international airline industry organization suggests 2020 will see the first drop in air travel in over a decade due to the ongoi

Facebook, Sony Pull Out of Game Developers Conference Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 20 Feb

The tech companies announced they will pull out of next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19

AIME Forges Ahead During Coronavirus Outbreak

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 13 Feb

AIME's event director shares how he and his team have mitigated the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and how the show is taking 'an active role

WHO Says Fake Coronavirus Claims Causing 'Infodemic
WHO Says Fake Coronavirus Claims Causing 'Infodemic

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 13 Feb

The World Health Organization is urging tech companies to take tougher action to battle the spread of misinformation on the coronavirus.

Mobile World Congress Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 12 Feb

Mobile World Congress, the annual telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, was canceled on Wednesday after a m

Hilton Closes 150 Hotels in China Due to Coronavirus

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 12 Feb

Hilton has closed about 150 of its hotels in China amid the growing coronavirus crisis, and its impact on the global hotel industry may be just begin

Chicago Trade Show Shrinks Because of Coronavirus Travel Limitations

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 11 Feb

An international housewares show scheduled to take place in Chicago next month is scrapping part of the event because of Chinese travel limitations t

Sony and Amazon Pull Out of Mobile World Congress Due to Coronavirus Risk

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 10 Feb

The world's largest mobile event is losing some of its biggest names due to fears surrounding the coronavirus.

Events Industry Experts Weigh in on the Coronavirus

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 7 Feb

The Events Industry Council (EIC) held a webinar on Feb. 7, "Industry Discussion on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Identifying Reliable Sources and F

Coronavirus Puts a Crimp on the Chinese Tourism Industry

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 5 Feb

Airlines, cruise ships, and high-end hotels worldwide are bracing for a sharp downturn in business because of the fast-spreading strain of coronaviru

Coronavirus' Impact on Events

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 5 Feb

The Singapore Airshow will take place as planned this month, but other events in Asia are being rescheduled or canceled.

Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 3 Feb

Rapidly rising caseloads alarm researchers, who fear the virus may make its way across the globe, but scientists cannot yet predict how many deaths m

Confronting the Coronavirus: On the Ground in China

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 2 Feb

Convene reached out to Ping Liu, CEO of China Star Ltd., a Chinese destination management company and professional congress organizer, to learn how h

The Kitchen Conference Is Making Culinary Careers More Accessible

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 31 Jan

The nonprofit Hot Bread Kitchen rolled out its inaugural Kitchen Conference in Brooklyn, New York, in November, extending its mission to create emplo

Coronavirus Declared Global Health Emergency

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 30 Jan

The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern at a news conference Thursday, marking only the

Coronavirus: 4 Strategic Considerations for Event Professionals
Coronavirus: 4 Strategic Considerations for Event Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 30 Jan

Sylvia Andre, an executive at MCI, one of the largest global event managements firms, offers four principles that guide the company's approach to cha

AAA Overhauls Diamond Program for Hotels and Restaurants

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 27 Jan

AAA announced it has overhauled its highly acclaimed AAA Diamond Program by replacing ratings with designations.

Tracking the Business Impact of the Coronavirus

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 27 Jan

A rapidly spreading viral outbreak is disrupting travel and business in China. (Bloomberg)

Three U.S. Airports to Screen Passengers for Chinese Coronavirus

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 20 Jan

Following an outbreak of a new virus in China, the CDC is taking a proactive approach to screening inbound air passengers. (

The Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. in 2020, According to Yelp

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 13 Jan

The crowd-sourced review site comes up with its annual list based on a formula that looks at, among other factors, a restaurant's number of five-star

The Future is Here: Robot Chefs are Making Cheeseburgers
The Future is Here: Robot Chefs are Making Cheeseburgers

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 13 Jan

A robot is making cheeseburgers at a restaurant one block away from the Moscone Center in San Francisco. And they are as good as any celebrity chef's