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  • PCMA Unveils Two Acquisitions

      PCMA has acquired the Event Leadership Institute (ELI) to provide the global business events industry with the most comprehensive portfolio of learning solutions and content all in one place. ELI’s Founder, Howard Givner, and the ELI team will immediately join the PCMA family. Givner’s new role will be senior vice president of knowledge and learning for the organization. In addition, ELI’s 800 existing members, subscribers and business partners will be folded into the business in the coming weeks. “PCMA…

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  • Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Meeting and Event Design Program

    Even before COVID-19, event organizers had a laundry list of items to tackle when planning an event. The pandemic has added a whole new host of considerations to ensure the health and safety of all involved. As someone who always strives to learn new things, challenge ideas and provide value to our events team and clients, I decided late last year to pursue Pandemic Meeting and Event Design certification. Developed by the Event Leadership Institute in partnership with Meeting Professionals International, the…

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  • New Business Mentorship Program Offers Free Support to Event Professionals

    Event Leadership Institute (ELI) has partnered with McVeigh Global Meetings and Events (MGME) to launch a mentoring program for business owners and operators seeking strategic support and guidance to navigate the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Event business owners, agencies and third-party suppliers went from a banner year in 2019 to a full ground stop of work in March,” says ELI founder, Howard Givner. “Now they’re scrambling for survival and resources to help them chart a path to…

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