During COVID-19, Caterer Turns From Groups to Patients and the Military

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 22 May

When convention centers were called upon to house patients and government agencies due to COVID-19, Levy Restaurants pitched in to lend their food an

What Skills Will Event Professionals Need in the COVID-19 Recovery?

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 30 Apr

Planner and supplier respondents to our last two surveys conducted during April shared what they are focusing on now.

Webinar: COVID-19 Update and Its Impact on Events
Webinar: COVID-19 Update and Its Impact on Events

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 14 Apr

Since we last spoke with Dr. Patel, the US has become the leader in COVID-19 cases and many hot spots are in the peak of the outbreak. Join this inte

All Female and FAB: Culinary Conference an 'Incredibly Safe Space

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 27 Feb

There's no male bashing at this all-women conference for professionals in the F&B industry, but workshop leaders must also be prepared to put all the

San Francisco's Coronavirus State of Emergency Won't Halt Game Developers Conference
San Francisco's Coronavirus State of Emergency Won't Halt Game Developers Conference

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 26 Feb

Despite a "state of emergency" due to the threat of the coronavirus in San Francisco, the Game Developers Conference is still a go, and San Francisco

Global Game Conventions Scale Back Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Global Game Conventions Scale Back Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 26 Feb

As reported cases of the COVID-19 outbreak continue to spread across the globe, more and more markets and events are taking precautions against the p

Salesforce Makes Its Sydney Conference Online Only Amidst Coronavirus Fears

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 25 Feb

The format for Salesforce's Australian conference, which usually attracts tens of thousands of tech leaders in the APAC region, will change from an i

Antimicrobial Surface Coating Said to Show Promise for Hotels

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 25 Feb

As concern about the COVID-19 virus grows, a promising new antimicrobial surface coating is being marketed to hospitality and transportation companie

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.

In a Crisis, Can Your Event Go Digital?
In a Crisis, Can Your Event Go Digital?

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 12 Feb

For events whose attendance may be impacted by travel restrictions due to COVID-19, pivoting to a digital or hybrid approach may be a useful strategy

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