PCMA forum in Sydney to support events industry recovery

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will host a one-day hybrid event that will feature workshops to build the practical skills and knowledge needed during the recovery phase of the industry.

Convening Asia Pacific – The Global Recovery Forum will held be at ICC Sydney on November 10 and available online.

“The content for this event has been designed around the findings from PCMA’s major global and Asia Pacific surveys where we asked buyers and suppliers what skills and information they needed to survive and thrive in their business post-COVID-19,” said Karen Bolinger, PCMA Managing Director of APAC.

“This event is an intensive four-hour program co-created by event planners and the industry and includes case studies, workshops, and strategic content. While the solutions are always changing and adapting, Convening Asia Pacific will cover the most up-to-date thinking and training.

“I’m particularly interested in the sharing that will occur amongst participants as we facilitate important discussions. Only together will we work to create viable solutions and find ways to adapt and continue our journey to recovery.”

In August, PCMA released the COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey specific to the APAC region with common pain points including strategic approaches to budgets, exhibitors and engagement – all key themes to be covered at Convening Asia Pacific.

“We have a diverse and dynamic business events ecosystem in Asia Pacific and this event offers the opportunity to bring together our region’s most creative and innovative event professionals,” said Sherrif Karamat, PCMA President and CEO.