Industry Associations

ASAE Cancels Annual Meeting & Expo

ASAE canceled its Annual Meeting & Exposition, which was scheduled for August 8-11 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown, and will instead present the meeting virtually the week of August 10.

ASAE Chief John H. Graham IV Dies

ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV passed away after an extended battle with cancer. The association said that Susan Robertson will continue to serve as its interim president and CEO. Read more.

PCMA Debuts Two Alliances at Convening Leaders 2020

PCMA announced two strategic alliances during its Convening Leaders 2020 conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center South that are aimed to bringing its meetings, events and incentives educational reach to a wider audience. Convening Leaders also enjoyed a 14% spike in attendance over the 2019 edition. Read more.

PCMA Names Bruce MacMillan to Executive Leadership Team

Former MPI CEO Bruce MacMillan has been named PCMA’s chief marketing officer, effective September 2, 2019. The organization also announced Michelle Crowley as its first chief growth and innovation officer, effective immediately.

Events Industry Council Names New Leader

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the umbrella group representing more than 30 meetings and events industry organizations, appointed a new CEO. Amy Calvert, who currently works as senior vice president of convention sales and services for Visit Baltimore, was announced as the EIC’s new leader. Calvert replaces Karen Kotowski, who resigned from the EIC in January 2019 after 10 years leading the organization.

MPI Launches First-Ever Women’s Advisory Board

Two industry changemakers, Sarah Soliman Daudin and Courtney Stanley, have been appointed to co-chair Meeting Professionals International's (MPI's) 2019 Women’s Advisory Board, the first of its kind for the organization.